Parmi Natesan

Parmi Natesan holds the role of Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA).

Parmi has been with the IoDSA for 8 years, first as Senior Governance Specialist and then Executive: Centre for Corporate Governance, overseeing governance thought leadership, director training and certifications. She is a leading corporate governance specialist in the country who has authored numerous articles and papers, and spoken as various conferences and events.

She has served as an Executive Director on the Board of the IoDSA for 4 years. She also serves on the boards of PPS Holdings Trust and Alviva Holdings as a non-executive director.

Parmi represents the IoDSA on a number of forums and committees, including the King Committee of South Africa, the Integrated Reporting Committee of South Africa, the Anti-intimidation and Ethical Practices Forum, the 30% Club (which advocates for gender diversity on boards) and the Global Network of Director Institutes.

She has received numerous accolades over her career, including a Rising Star alumni award from the Nelson Mandela University and was named one of Destiny magazine’s top 40 African women under the age of 40.

Parmi is a qualified chartered accountant, registered with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, with BCom (cum laude) and BCom (honours) degrees.

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