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Sindi Zilwa

Business Development
Cato Research
South Africa


Sindi is the co-founder and retired chief executive officer of Nkonki Incorporated, having held the position from 1998 to 2016. A Chartered Accountant by profession, Sindi is an expert in the areas of accounting, auditing and business management. Sindi is also a Chartered Director (SA) and has vast experience as a director in the public and private sectors, currently serving as a non-executive director of Discovery Holdings Limited, AngloGold Ashanti Limited, Metrofile Limited and Gijima Limited, among others. She is an author of “The ACE Model-Winning Formula for Audit Committees”, used by the Institute of Directors to train audit committee members in South Africa, and the author of “Creating Board and Committee Effectiveness”. She is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors. Sindi was previously non-executive Chairman of Airports Company South Africa and a non-executive director of Woolworths Limited, Primedia Limited, Wiphold Limited, Ethos Private Equity, Institute of Directors, Alexkor Limited, Rebosis Limited, ATNS SOC Limited and previously chaired the BUSA Standing Committee on Transformation. Sindi serves as Chairman of the Social & Ethics Committee and is a member of the Audit & Risk Committee.

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Business Development 

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