CEO Today - Africa Awards 2023

Bonga Mokoena CEO of BDO South Africa Welcome to this insightful interview with Bonga Mokoena, who assumed the role of CEO of BDO South Africa in May 2022. Mr Mokoena stands at the helm of a company determined to raise the bar for ethical and quality-based expertise within the auditing and advisory services. Boasting a global network of over 111,000 professionals across 164 countries and a solid local presence in South Africa, BDO is a force to reckon with. The company prides itself on its commitment to diversity and inclusion, elevating its people by providing a workplace that is a welcoming space to thrive. As BDO serves diverse clients, its steadfast dedication to client service, ethical conduct and quality has not gone unnoticed. With a challenger mindset, BDO aims to act as a catalyst, helping individuals and organisations reach their dreams while elevating people, business and society. We have invited Mr Mokoena to share his journey and vision for BDO South Africa. Bonga Mokoena was appointed CEO of BDO South Africa in May 2022. He leads a firm whose mission is to elevate the standards of ethical and quality-driven expertise in the auditing and advisory industry – a commitment embodied in our BDO Clarity Charter. We have a global network of 111,307 people across 164 countries and seven offices in South Africa. We take pride in providing clear advice to companies in diverse industries, offering services in audit, tax, advisory and business outsourcing. We firmly believe in the power of people helping people achieve their dreams. This is our purpose and our promise as a challenger brand to our competitors. Our team of 2,135+ experts serves our clients with industry-specific practices, world-class resources, best practice technologies and unwavering partner involvement. In all of this, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional client service. ‘Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is integral to who we are - our Level 1 Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment rating is more than mere compliance. We strive to create a cohesive global network, united by an open culture defined by our values, purpose and brand. With deep industry knowledge and geographic coverage across South Africa and Africa, we are well-equipped to support our clients, whatever their dreams and ambitions. Our success is evident in our client referrals, who attribute their choice to our quality, independence and high ethical standards across all our services. BDO’s focused capabilities across more than 20 disciplines ensure that our clients receive the tailored solutions they need to thrive. Through our expertise, dedication and people-centric approach, we are proud to be the catalysts that help individuals and organisations achieve their dreams: elevating people, elevating business, elevating society. “We are proud to be the catalysts that help individuals and organisations achieve their dreams: elevating people, elevating business, elevating society.” South Africa | 9

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