Meet the new joint chief executives of Mazars SA

By Gabriella Steyn Time of article published Aug 30, 2018

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CAPE TOWN - Mazars South Africa has announced on Thursday that it had appointed Michelle Olckers and Anoop Ninan as its new joint chief executives effective from September 1.

The co-chief executives were elected by all Mazars South Africa’s partners in an independent process based on manifestos indicating their strategic vision for the company.

Olckers and Ninan have been part of the senior leadership team for 15 and 11 years respectively, both having steered the Cape Town and Gauteng Practices as managing partners for a number of years.

“Olckers has considerable expertise in the areas of auditing as well as business consulting, with experience in the manufacturing, real estate, professional services and tourism sectors, having worked on both privately held businesses and large owner-managed companies.

“Ninan, on the other hand, has advised on several initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, as well as being responsible for the development of new advisory services lines within Mazars over the past five years, Mazars said.

In 1999, Olckers studied a BComm at UCT and qualified as a Chartered Accountant and Ninan received his BACC accounting qualification at Wits. 

In August 2006,  Ninan joined Mazars Corporate Finance from EY Corporate Finance where he was an associate director in transaction advisory services.

In 1997, Olckers started her career with Mazars as an article clerk. 

After completing her articles she was appointed as an Audit Manager and progressed to become a Partner in 2003 and in 2006,  Ninan also became a partner at Mazars.

The newly appointed co-chief executives will take over from current Mazars SA chairperson, Hilton Saven, who is retiring after 43 years of service to Mazars, having led the business for 24 years. Saven will stay on at the firm as a consultant.


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