John Botha joined Bosch Holdings in May 2013 in the position of Group Financial Controller, as a direct report to Allen Liversage – Group Financial Director. His current role is to provide top level financial support to the operations of the business, whilst also supporting local and international growth initiatives across the group.
John completed his training and qualified as a Chartered Accountant CA (SA) at Durbanbased accounting and audit firm, Michael Rogers & Maingard, which included serving as a Partner during his 10 year tenure. He then had the opportunity to obtain international experience, working in Bahrain in the Middle East for 2 and a half years with global professional services firm, Ernst & Young. John returned to South Africa and joined Ernst & Young’s Durban office, during which time he was introduced to Bosch Holdings and served as the Senior Manager on
the audit team.
Whilst in the auditing profession, John serviced a variety of Clients from SME’s to large and listed Clients (in most industries, with focus on retail and consumer products, real estate and construction and manufacturing), and working with Clients in South Africa and Bahrain, his geographical experience covers the Middle East, Africa and Europe. More recently his focus was on Africa expansion strategies and strategic growth of middle market companies.
John said “It is exciting to join Bosch Holdings at a time when my appetite for strategic thinking can be nurtured, as we formally expand into East Africa and diversify our operations (Bosch Capital)”.