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Introducing IDI Board member, Tsakani Maluleke (Auditor General of South Africa)

Introducing IDI Board member, Tsakani Maluleke (Auditor General of South Africa)

Part of IDI's "Meet our Board Members" series 

Appointed to the IDI Board in November 2020 and attending her first meeting on March 25 2021, IDI is delighted to welcome Tsakani Maluleke, South Africa’s Auditor General, to the Board.

The Board meeting is far from being her only ‘first’. She is the first woman to hold the position of Auditor General in the supreme audit institution’s 109-year history, and she was also the first female deputy Auditor General.

Her background as a Chartered Accountant spans more than 20 years, with experience in both the private and public sectors, and in areas as diverse as auditing, consulting, corporate advisory, development finance, investment management and skills development agencies. She is currently the non-executive chairperson of the board for the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).

Tsakani’s career is motivated by a passion to actively contribute to advancing black men and women in the accountancy profession. She has pursued this passion through her work with various organisations including Business Unity South Africa, African Women Chartered Accountants, and the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants of Southern Africa (Abasa), of which she is a past president.

Her commitment to service excellence and ethical leadership and her contribution to transformation has been recognised and awarded by the Presidents of ABASA, AWCA and Black Management Forum (BMF). Tsakani is a fellow and moderator of the African Leadership Initiative and the Aspen Global Leadership Network.,

As part of IDI’s week of gender focus following International Women’s Day on 8 March 2021, and in a year of COVID-19 challenges, Tsakani answered a few questions posed by IDI (and other media!),  pdf Click here to access the full article. (143 KB)