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Former McDonald's SA CFO joins Cell C

Former McDonalds SA CFO joins Cell C

South African mobile network operator Cell C has appointed Zafar 'Zaf' Mahomed as the company's new Chief Financial Officer effective December 2018.

In a statement the company explained that Mahomed has over 20 years of finance and business experience having worked in several multinational and listed organisations from a cross section of industries including; manufacturing, retail, financial services, real estate, medical, hospitality, mining and FMCG.

Before joining Cell C, Mahomed was Chief Financial Officer for McDonald's South Africa. His prior roles include Chief Financial Officer at Ellerines Holdings, Financial Director at Johnson & Johnson and several senior roles at Tongaat Hulett.

He has also held various directorships said Cell C.

Cell C Chief Executive Officer Jose Dos Santos said, "We are pleased to welcome Zaf Mahomed to Cell C. He brings extensive financial, management and business experience to the role and we look forward to adding his expertise to Cell C's leadership team."

"He has broad strategic insight, which I am confident, will be put to great use in the next phase of our journey as a business. His passion for mentorship and coaching is also a positive skill we welcome and I know that those that will work closely with him, will value the chance to learn and grow from his experience," Dos Santos added.

According to information supplied Mahomed holds a Masters in Business Leadership from UNISA and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Natal and an Honours degree in Accounting from UNISA.

Mahomed added: "Telecommunications is a fast-paced and exciting industry and I look forward to joining the team at Cell C and putting my skills to work in such a vibrant and interesting business."

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