Protiviti Expands Global Member Firm Network to Provide Consulting and Internal Audit Services in Africa

Menlo Park, CA - 21 August 2013

Member Firm office in Johannesburg, South Africa is Protiviti's first presence in Africa; will serve consulting and internal audit needs of global clients

To further address the needs of global clients, consulting firm Protiviti has expanded its Member Firm network to include a location in the emerging market of South Africa via an agreement with SizweNtsalubaGobodo Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd. (SNG Advisory). SNG Advisory is affiliated with one of the largest audit and accounting firms in Southern Africa, with the capacity to provide risk and business consulting and internal audit services directly to Protiviti clients in the region.

"South Africa presents an exciting growth opportunity for Protiviti. We're pleased to offer our clients Protiviti-caliber consulting services in South Africa and on the continent of Africa, thanks to our new Member Firm," said Joseph Tarantino, president and CEO of Protiviti. "SNG Advisory has the values, dedication to excellence and highly qualified staff to deliver innovative solutions to our global clients."

SNG Advisory's 60-person team is led by CEO Victor Sekese, a qualified chartered accountant with extensive audit and consulting experience in various industries including information communication technology, logistics, energy and the public sector. He also serves as the vice chairman of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. "The SNG Advisory team is very excited to work with Protiviti's public and private sector clients and help them provide innovative solutions for and mitigate against critical business problems," said Sekese. "Our commitment to service and innovation align extremely well with that of Protiviti."

SNG Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd. is the first African Member Firm of the global network of Protiviti Member Firms, a group of independent consulting and internal audit firms helping companies solve problems in finance, technology, operations, governance, risk and internal audit. Protiviti Member Firms are separate and independent legal entities, are not agents of other firms in the Protiviti network, and have no authority to obligate or bind other firms in the Protiviti network.

As a Protiviti Member Firm, SNG Advisory is Protiviti's exclusive representative for South Africa; it also regularly services countries on the African continent. Protiviti Member Firms provide local knowledge and expertise to deliver high quality services and solutions in countries around the world. SNG Advisory joins with Protiviti's other locations in countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

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