Phumeza Nhantsi has been appointed CFO of SAA. Picture: Supplied

South African Airways (SAA) announced the appointment of Phumeza Nhantsi ,39, as the airline’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

The appointment is effective from 1 May 2017.

Here are 5 things you need to know about Nhantsi :

1. Nhantsi was appointed interim CFO in November 2015 replacing Wolf Meyer.

2. Prior to joining SAA, Nhantsi was a Director at SizweNtsalubaGobodo (SNG), the fifth-largest accounting firm in Southern Africa.

3. She is a qualified chartered accountant.

4. She was temporarily seconded from SizweNtsalubaGobodo (SNG) to SAA.

5. Nhantsi, has extensive experience in the financial services and aviation arena.