About the team
Rakesh has spent eighteen years developing a strong base in consulting, strategy, marketing, information technology, project/programme and business management within telecommunications, mining, Institutes, Information Technology and management consulting environments. During this time he has also acquired deep level leadership, strategy, consultative and financial skills. Rakesh has worked for the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, arivia.kom Consulting, De Beers, MTN South Africa, Telkom South Africa, Coopers & Lybrand CompuTeach, Natal Computer College and the Durban Institute of Technology. He has consulted to Eskom, ACSA (Airports Company South Africa), JFPM (Johannesburg Fresh Produce Market) and Alstom.
Rakesh is articulate, confident and ambitious and believes that discipline, determination and hard work together with tact and creativity will provide an amicable solution in any situation. He has great experience in team development, change management and articulating business, marketing, and IT strategy. He is passionate about a service excellence culture and delivery ethic. He views himself as an ‘intrapreneur’ and an investor – investing his time and effort into an organization whereby the organization receives measured value add from his services and he is rewarded appropriately.
Nazeer Patel CA(SA) RA
Nazeer Patel is a business analyst at SAICA. He completed his articles at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he was exposed to organization of various sizes – from listed blue chip companies to single owner managed entities. He developed a passion for business process management (BPM) and its value to all organizations regardless of size. He is a firm believer that enabling technology is meaningless without the processes and management disciplines for exploiting the technology. He is excited about emerging trends in technology and the effect it has not just in the way we do business but the effect that it has on our daily lives.
Jaco Venter is the Project Director: Business Information for SAICA. He holds an MBA from Potchefstroom University. Jaco has more than 20 years experience in Information Management. He has experience in multiple industries, such as the Steel, chemical, leisure and financial industries. Jaco is also a frequent contributor to the SAICA publication ASA (Accounting SA)