Dion Shango appointed the new Chief Executive Officer at PwC Africa

12 December 2018 Consultancy.africa 2 min. read
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Global accounting and advisory firm PwC has appointed Regional Senior Partner Dion Shango as the CEO for PwC Africa. Shango is the first black Partner to have been made CEO for Southern Africa in 2015, and will now take over as CEO for Africa with effect from July next year. 

Shango has been a permanent fixture at PwC ever since he completed his articleship at the firm at the start of his career. At several points throughout his career, he has indicated that the Big Four accounting and advisory firm is the ideal work environment for him, with a good combination of youth and experience

He holds a degree in accounting and auditing from Pretoria University as well as from Unisa, following which he immediately joined PwC. He ascended through the ranks over the years, and was appointed as a Partner at PwC in Southern Africa in 2008.

Dion Shango appointed the new Chief Executive Officer at PwC Africa

In July 2015, Shango made history by becoming the first black executive to be appointed CEO of PwC Southern Africa, a feat that was even more impressive given that he was only 39 years old at the time. Since then, he has been managing PwC’s operations in South Africa, operating out of the firm’s Johannesburg office.

He will now take over as CEO for PwC Africa, a position that has been held since 2015 by Hein Boegman, who has been at the firm for nearly 13 years. Over the next six to eight months leading up to July next year, Boegman will assist Shango to ensure a smooth transition process.

PwC’s Africa practice includes some of the largest economies on the continent, spread across the region of Southern Africa, the lucrative region of East Africa and the rapidly expanding West African market. The practice consists of approximately 8,000 professionals and a staggering network of 400 Partners.

All 400 Partners participated in the selection process for the much coveted role, which makes the victory an even sweeter one for Shango, who prides himself on his leadership abilities. “I like to think of myself as a teacher and a guide in helping people to be more sure of themselves. It helps them cope with difficult situations,“ he said.