Ignatius Sehoole

Ignatius Sehoole, Southern Africa CEO and Africa chairperson at KPMG

Ignatius Sehoole, Southern Africa CEO and Africa chairperson at KPMG

20th October 2023

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor


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Full Name: Ignatius Simon Sehoole

Position and Company Name: Southern Africa CEO and Africa chairperson at KPMG

Main Activity of the Company: Audit, tax and advisory professional services

Date and Place of Birth: April 27, Pretoria

Schools and Tertiary Education: Hebron Training College, Vista University, the University of South Africa, Ashridge College and Harvard Business School

First Job: My first job was as a driving school instructor

Size of First Pay Packet: About R350 a month

Career Path to Date: After starting off as a driving school instructor, I became a lecturer, and went on to be an articled clerk, internal audit manager, chief audit executive, CFO, MD, head of mergers and acquisitions, executive president, deputy CEO, and VP and CEO

Value of Assets under Your Control: Not stated

Number of People under Your Leadership: 3 300 employees

Management Style: Servant leadership

Personal Best Achievement: Transforming the accounting profession

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Life: My grandfather

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: Professor Wiseman Nkuhlu, the first black chartered accountant in South Africa

and current chairperson of the board of KPMG South Africa

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: It would have been the late President of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Dr Sam Motsuenyane, the doyen of black business in South Africa who founded and chaired many business organisations and has dedicated his life to pioneering and promoting entrepreneurship and black business in the townships

Philosophy of Life: Be kind to everyone

Biggest Ever Opportunity: The new South Africa

Biggest Ever Disappointment: The new South Africa

Hope For the Future: A more politically progressive and economically successful Africa

Favourite Reading: The Authenticity Principle, by Ritu Bhasin

Favourite TV Programme: Air Crash Investigation

Favourite Food/Drink: Nothing specific

Favourite Music: Most genres

Favourite Sport: Formula 1

Hobbies: Road trips

Car: Sports utility vehicles

Pets: None

Miscellaneous Dislikes: Snakes

Married: I am married to Relebohile

Clubs: None

Edited by Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor


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