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Aaron Mthimunye

Aaron Mthimunye: Head of Assurance

Qualifications: : CA (SA)
Affiliations: SAICA, IRBA
Industry/Department: Areas of practice include consulting (mainly in financial sector), assurance, corporate governance and B-BBEE verification. Client experience includes both public and private sectors i.e. Financial institutions (i.e. Liberty Life, STANLIB, Nedbank, FirstRand Bank); Public sector clients

(i.e. Industrial Development Corporation, Khula Enterprise Finance, Eskom Finance Company); and Ubank (formerly known as Teba Bank).

Expertise: Aaron Mthimunye CA (SA) is the Head of the Financial Services & Corporate Finance division and member of the Executive team for SizweNtsabulaGobodo. With over 14 years experience, his expertise includes due diligence reviews and the audit of financial services sector clients. His main focus area is on the banking and development finance environment. Prior to joining SizweNtsaluba VSP in 2005, he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions at AMB and was the partner responsible for audit and corporate finance at Gobodo Inc. He completed his articles with Deloitte & Touche. Some of his career achievements in clued advising African Bank Investment Limited ("ABIL") on the acquisition of a number of different companies; advising ACSA on its ESOP Scheme and Telkom IPO.
Benjamin Martins

Benjamin Martins: Executive Chairman and Head – Integrated Technology and Governance Solutions (ITGS)

Qualifications: BSc (Computer Science & Economics); Master of Computer Science; CISA; CISM
Affiliations: Information System Audit & Control Association (ISACA)
Industry/Department: Industry experience include Financial Services (i.e. Hollard, SARB) and Public Sector i.e. State-Owned Companies/Parastals (IDC; Eskom; Denel)

Expertise: Benjamin Martins is the Head of the SizweNtsalubaGobodo Information Technology & System Consulting division. With over 20 years' experience in IT Risk Management; Business Process Re-engineering; Enterprise Risk Management; Knowledge Management; Data Engineering; IT Security; and SAP Audit. Country experiences include projects in United Kingdom, South Africa, Switzerland, Namibia, Nigeria and Togo.
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.
Peter Goss

Peter Goss: Managing Director: SNG ADVISORY; & Country Leader: Protiviti

Qualifications: MA:CRiJ; P/G BT:FI; NDip:PolAdm; Dip:CriJ&ForAud; P/G Prog:CorpGov
Experience/Industry: Peter has worked across multiple industries - as a governance, risk, crisis management and management consulting specialist, including Healthcare, Telecommunications, Financial Services, Gaming, Education, Mining, Energy, Oil and Gas, Retail, Manufacturing, State-owned entities, Public Sector, Local Government and Law Enforcement.

This has spanned a period of over twenty (25) years, fourteen (14) of which were served in the world’s largest professional services firm. In his career Peter has been appointed as an expert to governance and crisis review panels/committees. He has also chaired, developed and served on industry-wide and national governance structures, boards of directors, founded crisis management professional bodies and presented lectures as a thought leader and public speaker at major academic institutions, and local and international conferences and events.

Expertise: Peter is the Managing Director: SNG ADVISORY (Pty) Ltd & Country Leader: Protiviti. Protiviti is SNG ADVISORY’s international industries, methodology and best practice tools partner. His expertise is in corporate governance, corporate intelligence, crisis management and management consulting. He has served hundreds of clients conducting well over 1000 engagements in his career. The scope of expertise of advisory services covers internal audit, risk, corporate governance, tax advisory and governance, business transformation, economic transformation, information and technology risk governance, cyber security and data management and analytics.
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.