Chief Financial Officer
Date of appointment: 27 March 2017
Qualification: BCom (Accounting) (Hons) (University of Johannesburg), (CA)SA
Dion Mhlaba (CA) is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for RH Bophelo Limited, listed in the JSE. He holds a BCom Accounting Degree and Honours from the University of Johannesburg. He completed his auditing articles with KPMG (Johannesburg) in 2010, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant (CA) and Registered Auditor (RA), Loans Officer at 1FirstCashAdvance. While with KPMG, Dion worked with the following companies, Nedbank, IDC, DBSA. His audit role included financial model audits, tax reviews, IFRS compliance, budgeting and accounting, and in other instances the treatments of financial instruments such as bonds, preference shares, debentures, online cash advance loans and money market, equities and hybrid instruments.
From 2011 to 2013, Dion held advisory roles with Afripalm Resources, a company with mining and financial services interests and Sakhumnotho Holdings with exposure to a variety of projects, including mining, financial services, engineering. In 2013, he worked as a Financial Support/manager at one of South Africa’s leading investment companies, Thebe Investments where the role entailed streamlining of reports, analysing of financial data, budgeting, performance and board reports.
Dion has held a full-time senior lecturing post with the University of Johannesburg. His passion for working with the youth in business and corporate allows him to continues mentoring new businesses and young professionals. His passion for economic transformation and interest in working with SME’s has also led him to attain a certificate from Wits Business School for Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment.