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Regional

Winner

From South Africa

From Uganda

Regional and country winner Valentia Hobbs is the marketing director of Volvo Group Southern Africa. She says that she empowers other people and allows them to grow by giving them exposure and working independently as well as part of a team. “I encourage my team to always learn and always put a development plan in place, whether it is personal or business development,” she says. Valentia has been a vital cog in the operations of her organisation. She reveals that she was instrumental in the setup of a subsidiary company which was developed to assist the obligation of them paying off their shares towards their commitment to black economic empowerment obligations. She has been part of a team that launched commercial vehicles in the market. Since the launch, the market share of the company has grown by five percent.

Florence Sempebwa Makada is a highly successful chartered accountant (FCCA-UK, ICPA-UGANDA) with excellent knowledge of financial reporting/ management and accounting with over nine years’ experience at senior management level. Her greatest strengths are her ability to meet all financial reporting deadlines and to ensure the highest levels of financial integrity in any management reporting, lead the finance team and delivery of finance strategy. She is honest, punctual and passionate for work and excellent with monitoring processes, advise change where necessary to safeguard company assets. Florence has strong analytical, logical and problem solving skills and excellent knowledge in handling accounting systems. Florence is an excellent wellorganised team member.

Valentia Hobbs

Florence Sempebwa Makada

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