Rajiv Maharaj In 60 Seconds

I held a CFO role with a major diversified industrial company where I gained broad experience over thirty years in successive financial and operational roles in the automotive, financing, construction/mining equipment, rental, power solutions and latterly FMCG logistics businesses. I have worked with complex regulatory environments for operations in South and Southern Africa.

Specialist Skills

Cash Flow Improvement

Risk Management

Management/Executive Reports/Presentations

Track Record Highlights

  • Met and constantly exceeded cash generation targets promoting positive reporting, particularly at financial year ends.
  • Cohesively aligned the finance function across multiple operations in southern Africa to the Centre's best practices. Achieved through strong team leadership and mentorship where necessary.
  • Ably led the implementation of dual currency SAP general ledgers in Southern African operations, meeting statutory compliance in the respective countries
  • Successfully navigated the regulatory environment and legal framework to remit cash trapped in Angola.
  • Implemented operational controls and procedures to drive cost reductions in South African operations.
  • Innovated a new risk based credit policy for the equipment Rental business to stem the increasing risk of irrecoverable debts.
  • Enabled major USD deal flow by introducing financial structuring to a Mozambique client.

Sector Experience

  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Logistics
  •  Power

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