DATE: Wednesday, 24 October 2018
TIME: 17:30 for 18:00
VENUE: Council Chambers – Madibeng Building (New Admin Building) (3rd floor); University of Johannesburg; Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
ADDRESS: Corner Kingsway and University Road, Auckland Park, JohannesburgDRESS: Business CasualRefreshments will be served after the event.Please
RSVP to Ms Charmaine Viljoen before 17 October 2018 at firstname.lastname@example.org / 011 559 3086
Prof Vassi Naidoo completed his B Com and Diploma in Accounting at the University of Durban Westville. He joined Deloitte in 1977 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1979.
He also attended the Programme for Management Development (PMD) at Harvard Business School in 1995.He has spent all of his working career with Deloitte and was appointed as CEO of Deloitte Southern Africa in 1998 and Chairman of the Africa Board in 2004. He retired from Deloitte in November 2014 having spent 37 years with the firm.
During his tenure at Deloitte he worked in Africa, Europe, Russia and India; and had the following roles in the Global organisation:
• Member of the Global Board of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (until 2006)
• Member of the Global Executive of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (until 2011)
• Member of the Deloitte UK Executive (from 2006 until 2009)
• Vice Chairman of Deloitte UK (from 2009 until 2014)
He has extensive business experience in Audit, Corporate Finance, and Mergers & Acquisitions in the Energy, Mining, Telecommunication and Banking Sectors.He has been appointed to the Nedbank Group Limited and Nedbank Limited Boards as a Non-executive Director and Chairman from May 2015. He has also been appointed as a Non-executive Director of Old Mutual Plc with effect from 1 May 2015. He has also been appointed to Old Mutual Group Holdings (SA) (Pty) Limited as a Non-executive Director with effect from 31 October 2016.
He has also been appointed as a Senior Independent Director of Liquid Telecommunications Holdings Limited on 1 November 2016 which is based in Mauritius and Director of Gateway Delta in 2017, also based in Mauritius.He is a Chartered Director, CD(SA) and a member of the IOD(SA). He is a member of ICAEW and SAICA and was conferred honorary life membership of SAICA in 2011 for his contribution to the development of the profession in South Africa. He was past Chairman of the Africa Children Feeding Scheme, past Trustee of the Thuthuka Bursary Scheme and currently chairs The Green Trust Foundation funded by Nedbank.He has recently been appointed as a Professor of Practice in the Department of Accountancy at the University of Johannesburg.