KPMG South Africa is pleased to announce that Mr Ignatius Sehoole has taken up his role as Chief Executive Officer.
Mr Sehoole is an experienced leader in the accounting profession, having served a successful two term role from 2000-2009 as the Executive President of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). A CA (SA), he has worked in leadership positions in the auditing, cellular, food services and insurance sectors.
KPMG SA Chairman Wiseman Nkuhlu welcomed Mr Sehoole to the firm, saying he is a strong leader with extensive experience both in the auditing profession and the broader business environment.
“Ignatius will play a critical role in taking forward the renewal of KPMG following the far-reaching changes we have made over the past 18 months to enhance the quality of our work and address the challenges of the past.
“We have already started to see recognition for the remedial efforts we have made, with our re-admittance to Business Leadership South Africa, re-appointment by many clients and securing new clients. But we know we have a way to go to rebuild trust in KPMG both internally and externally, and this will be a key focus area for Ignatius.
“He has joined an organisation with a proud history and a wealth of committed, skilled and loyal colleagues as well as a strong client base. Together, we will continue the rebuild work that is already under way.”
Mr Sehoole said he was honoured to have been appointed as CEO, and was eager to work with his new colleagues to continue the rebuild journey that had begun under Professor Nkuhlu and the leadership team.
“This is such an important time for the organisation, and the broader industry. The changes we have made were difficult but necessary, and I have been impressed with the amount of work that has been done.
“The renewal journey has certainly begun but it is far from over. I am privileged to lead a firm of excellent people and have the support of many clients. My main task is to work with all my colleagues, clients and key stakeholders to help take us to the next stage of restoring trust and returning the firm to growth.
“I would like to thank Professor Nkuhlu, who has steered this firm admirably through choppy waters. I look forward to working with him as he returns to his role as Chairman.”
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