Kalnisha Naidoo appointed CFO of Lactalis South Africa

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Kalnisha Naidoo appointed CFO of Lactalis South Africa

Jul 1, 2024 | News

In an exciting development, Lactalis South Africa has announced the appointment of Kalnisha Naidoo as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective July 2024. Kalnisha brings over a decade of extensive experience in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry to the role, highlighting her strong track record in financial leadership and strategic management.

Kalnisha’s previous role as Group Financial Director at Tiger Brands underscores her vast expertise in overseeing finance functions. During her decade long tenure at Tiger Brands, she held various significant positions, such as Group Financial Director, Senior Finance Manager, and Group Financial Manager. These roles equipped her with a deep understanding of financial reporting, planning, analysis, strategy, treasury, tax, and risk management.

Her career began at Naspers Limited as a Group Consolidation Accountant, which followed her time at KPMG where she served as an Audit Manager and Article Trainee. Her achievements include driving digital transformation initiatives within the finance function, implementing cost reduction strategies, improving profit margins, enhancing cash flow, and streamlining operational processes. Her qualifications as a Chartered Accountant (CA(SA)) and her recent Leadership graduation from the GIBS Business School further highlight her commitment to excellence and continuous professional development.

Passion for empowerment

‘I am passionate about developing and empowering people, fostering a culture of excellence, innovation, and collaboration, and contributing to the social and environmental impact of the company and country. I consistently seek opportunities to leverage my skills and experience to make a positive difference in the world,’ Kalnisha says.

Her vision aligns perfectly with the values of Lactalis South Africa, where she aims to contribute positively to the company’s social and environmental impact.

Lactalis South Africa, part of the global Lactalis Group, is dedicated to providing high-quality dairy products to its customers, with a strong focus on innovation and sustainability. The company is confident that Kalnisha’s leadership will play a crucial role in driving future success and further enhancing its commitment to excellence.

 

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