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Alex Philippou

Alex Philippou: Head of Entrepreneurial Services

Qualifications: CA (SA)
Affiliations: SAICA; IRBA; Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Industry/Department: Client experiences include assignments with mainly the private sector i.e. Ford Motors Company SA, Pick n Pay, Nissan SA, Vodacom, MTN and Grandmark International. Relevant experience in liquidations (notable Medforum Medi Clinic Group)

Expertise: Alex Philippou is the Head of the SizweNtsalubaGobodo Entrepreneurial Services division. With over 10 year audit experience, seven of which have been as a director of the entrepreneurial service division at SizweNtsaluba VSP, his expertise in consulting and forensics services have further contributed to the success of the firm. Additional areas of practice include project management and risk management. Prior to joining SizweNtsaluba VSP, PricewaterhouseCoopers for 4 years.
Pontso Nyathi

Pontso Nyathi: Head of Forensic Services

Qualifications: BCom in Accounting, Advanced Certificate in Criminal Justice and Forensic Investigation
Affiliations: Institute of Commercial Forensic Practitioner (ICFP), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a member of the ACFE, ICFP and the BMF.
Experience/Industry: Pontso Nyathi is the Head of Forensic Services at SizweNtsalubaGobodo (SNG) with more than 12 years forensic, accounting and investigations and risk management experience within Public Sector and Private Sector.

To date she has conducted and managed approximately 100 investigations. The experience acquired includes knowledge of various Regulations and legislation applicable to government departments, Municipalities and State Owned Enterprises.

Pontso completed her BCom Accounting Degree with University of Pretoria and joined PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where she served her articles and started her career in Forensic Investigations. Pontso holds an Advanced Certificate in Criminal Justice and Forensic Investigation from the University of Johannesburg. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Philosophy (MPhil) Degree in Fraud Risk Management with the University of Pretoria with five of the six modules already completed.

Pontso has an appreciation of the civil litigation and criminal prosecution procedures. In this regard she has presented her findings on investigations at disciplinary hearings and the CCMA as an expert witness. She has assisted the Office of the Public Protector with some of the high profile investigations.
Anoosh Rooplal

Anoosh Rooplal: Head of Financial Services Group

Qualifications: B.Acc, Dip Acc (UKZN) ; CA (SA) ; CFA (Level 2)
Affiliations: SAICA, IRBA
Industry/Department: Expertises are mainly in the Financial Services industry, with areas of practice including advisory, valuations, due diligence investigations and IFRS. He is responsible for the Firm's major insurance, asset management and treasury clients.

Expertise: Anoosh Roopal is the Risk Executive for SizweNtsalubaGobodo. With over 12 years experience, he joined SizweNtsaluba VSP in October 2003 as a Senior Audit Manager and in 2006 was promoted to a Partner in the Financial Services division. He gained extensive experience in corporate and retail banking, treasuries, stock-broking, securitisation, insurance (long and short term), retirement funds and medical schemes. He also has experience in corporate advisory and corporate finance. He is currently the audit partner on TCTA and focuses on their treasury operations. He is also a registered auditor on the JSE. Prior to joining the firm, he worked for Deloitte & Touche.
Veli Ntombela

Veli Ntombela: Head -Tax Advisory

Qualifications: BA Law, LL.B, H DIP. TAX LAW, LL.M (TAXATION) Affiliations: South African Institute of Tax Practitioners (SAIT)
Expertise: Industry experience includes domestic and international tax as well as indirect taxes, State Owned Companies as well as large private sector clients across all sectors.