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Jo-Ann Pohl

Jo-Ann Pöhl

Associate Director
Category: Inclusive Leader Award

A seasoned board member, c-suite professional, FCCA and CA(SA) with over 20 years of industry and consulting experience in financial services and the information, communication, and technology (ICT) sectors. She has demonstrable leadership and a track record of building businesses with a strong focus on strategic planning, business optimisation, compliance, and digitisation. Her experience in operating model design, organisational restructuring, and business model transformation spans start-ups to listed corporates operating locally, regionally, and globally able to navigate complex regulatory landscapes, manage diverse teams, and foster digitisation to drive growth and efficiency.

Jo’s passion for diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainable development is evident in her involvement in the 30% Club, Women’s Network, enAble Network for persons living with invisible and visible disabilities, as well as financial inclusion, the microfinance sector and alternative energy instruments, aligning her professional pursuits with her values and principles.


Important time changes

  • South Africa – Entries extended to 16 June 2024
  • East and West Africa entries open until 31 July 2024