Jo Pohl

Solution-focused, purpose-led believer in humanity and the art of the possible.

Jo has experience spanning start-ups to listed corporates; having operated locally, regionally and globally. She is a Senior Advisor for Kearney Africa, chairs the CAFSA board, is on the 30% CSA SteerCo, Sanari Growth Partners’ Advisory Board, and South African Advisory Board for Women In Tech. Prior to this, Jo has held positions as an Executive Director and Group CFO for large corporates, multinationals, financial institutions, and listed entities. Jo is a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA(SA) and FCCA), Professional Banker of the Institute of Bankers in SA (PBSA), Certified Financial Officer (SA), member of SAIBA and the IOD with a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Wales and completed an executive development programme with the University of Oxford - Said Business School. She is highly principled and passionate about empowering people and philanthropy. She counsels cancer patients, works with entrepreneurs, is a member of the 30% Club Southern Africa Steering Committee and an adjudicator for the GMA awards, serves on the ACCA member network panel, and supports the One Young World National Organising Committee. She has been a sponsor and mentor on the Global Women in Leadership and Africa Emerging Leadership Programmes, mentored on the Black Entrepreneurship Initiative and served on SAICA's (South African Institute of Chartered Accountants) Initial Professional Development and Exam Committees and has adjudicated the Technology Top 100 (TT100) awards and CFO case study. She is married to a Zimbabwean born entrepreneur, has four children, is genuinely curious and enjoys learning, traveling, art, history and motorbike riding. Connect with Jo on LinkedIn

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