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Team

Supporting our leaders are more than 40 full-time professionals that hold an array of academic and professional qualifications coupled with diverse skill sets.

Meet our people

I am enthused when I work with clients, knowing that I am there to assist in improving the value of their business and increasing the level of confidence from their stakeholders
Chief Executive Officer

Ritesh Narsai

Ritesh is a Chartered Accountant (SA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Risk Management. He has over 23 years of career experience in the auditing profession.

Most of his career is spent in the delivery of governance, risk management and internal audit services to key clients that he aims to continuously build strategic partnerships with and demonstrate outcomes-based value add.

Ritesh has worked with client executives and boards across the Europe, Middle-East, Africa, and Asia markets providing board advisory and governance, risk management and internal assurance, and special training and research engagements to clients across industries and sectors.

Driving change, building trusting relationships, providing support and guidance is what drives me in the delivery of our services
Chief Operating Officer

Adhika Singh

Adhika is a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor with over 22 years of experience in the delivery of external audit, internal audit and risk management services to clients within the public and private sectors across various industries.

She has both local and global experience.

Adhika has been described by her clients as an innovative change agent who builds trusting long standing relationships.

Let’s move away from the notion of being told what to do; let’s work together to do the right thing to ensure stakeholder confidence. I am your trusted advisor and believe in building strong relationships
Director: Analytics and Internal Assurance

Shehzaad Ali

Shehzaad is a Chartered Accountant (SA), and a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).

He is part of GRIPP’s leadership team and is responsible for leading internal assurance engagement including business strategy and development, as well as various go-to-market initiatives, to ensure further growth opportunities for the company.

He is instrumental in driving the firm’s data analytics initiatives through both efficiency driven audit testing techniques and big data analysis including visualization.

As a professional and business advisor, I am committed to always maintain the highest professional attributes in service to my clients and stakeholders. I am passionate about the profession and committed in showcasing the value audit and advisory services can deliver to your business
Director:
Information Technology and Internal Assurance

Robin Williams

Robin has extensive experience in delivering governance, risk management and internal audit engagements to various clients in industries such as financial services, logistics, mining, FMCG, retail, hospitality, gaming, manufacturing, transport and broadcasting.

Robin is also experienced in delivering IT audit related engagements which includes the review general IT controls, application control reviews, cyber security risk assessments, data analytics and implementing bespoke continuous monitoring solutions.

Robin is registered as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and holds multiple ISACA accredited certifications in Information Systems Auditing and Data Privacy. He is also passionate about both internal auditing and IT auditing, and currently serves on the Board of ISACA; and previously was on the IIA’s Western Cape Regional Committee where he was an advocate for integrated audits.

In his capacity as a Director of IT and Internal Assurance, Robin is responsible for managing and delivering quality Internal Audit reviews and also delivers on a key internal portfolio of the firm where he is responsible for the firm’s innovation and technology strategy.

Don’t be a conformist – they cease to think, which is counterproductive. Instead, let’s challenge the status quo and conventional wisdom! This can be achieved through lateral and critical thinking. It is where these coalesce, that the most value can be added
Director:
Governance and Internal Assurance

Shuaib Jooman

Shuaib holds various academic and professional qualifications. He has experience and a demonstrated track record in delivering internal assurance, risk, compliance, governance and board advisory engagements across industries such as financial services, logistics, mining, FMCG, retail, hospitality, gaming, manufacturing, and media.

He has consulted both locally and internationally in both the private and public sectors. Shuaib brings deep subject matter expertise to his clients ensuring value is unlocked.

Shuaib completed his MBA at Wits Business School, with electives such as private equity, asset management and portfolio formation, and behavioral economics. 

His research focused on the influence of artificial intelligence on the future of the internal auditing profession which has since been adapted as thought leadership pieces. He is a committee member at the Institute of Internal Auditors (SA) for the Johannesburg region.

 

Years of industry and management experience have awarded me the technical knowledge and business know-how required to provide innovative solutions to your business needs
Director:
Information and Internal Assurance.

Lynn Sullivan

Lynn has more than 15 years’ experience in delivering Internal Audit, Risk Management and Advisory services across various sectors. Lynn is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), the only globally recognised Internal Audit certification.

She is an upstanding member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and has served on the IIA regional committee in the past. 

As Director Information and Internal Assurance, Lynn is an instrumental part of GRIPP’s leadership team and is responsible for ensuring that all personal information processed by GRIPP is treated in a responsible and ethical manner together with the delivery of internal audit and related advisory services.

Having worked both in South Africa and the United Kingdom with blue chip organisations, I bring a global outlook to the advisory services that I offer to my clients
Director: Regulatory Compliance and Internal Assurance

Guinevere Morton

Guinevere is a Chartered Accountant (SA) with over 22 years’ experience and found a niche in the Internal Audit, Governance, Risk Management and Regulatory Compliance environment.

She is responsible for the establishment and maintenance of Learning and Development at GRIPP, thereby contributing to the company’s culture of learning and creativity.

As the Forensic Lead, I am committed to providing investigations services of the highest standards, in the most cost-effective manner
Forensic Lead
 

Justin Wiles

Justin is a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner, with over 17 years of work experience in the auditing, financial accounting and forensic accounting fields. 

More than 13 of these years have been dedicated primarily to forensic accounting, in both the public and private sectors across South Africa, ranging from low level corruption to complex multibillion rand frauds. He joined the GRIPP Advisory space as the Forensics Lead and champions the forensics portfolio. 

He is responsible for growing the firm’s forensic accounting service offering. Since 2020, Justin has managed GRIPP`S newly established Durban office and has gained experience in performing and managing Risk Based and Compliance Internal Audit reviews.

With sharpened skills and vast knowledge attained through the years of my experience, I aim to impart the fullest of my expertise through my service of delivering quality internal audit service
Executive Manager
 

Simangele Nyembe

Simangele is an Executive Manager at GRIPP Advisory with 10 years’ experience in delivering Internal Audit and advisory services across various sectors.

Simangele is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and holds a Certification in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA).

Simangele has a shared responsibility in managing and delivering Internal Audit engagements, and also plays an integral role as part of GRIPP’s leadership team where she is responsible for Branding, Profiling and Marketing strategy.

As an Engagement Manager, I am committed to ensuring that we provide quality deliverables that meets your expectations
Executive Manager

Tania Teixeira

Tania is an Executive Manager at GRIPP Advisory, and has the shared responsibility to deliver quality Internal Audit engagements.

She has 15 years’ work experience of which 12 years relate to Internal Audit services across various sectors.Tania is a Chartered Accountant (SA), and a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).

As an Executive Manager, Tania is a part of GRIPP’s leadership team and is responsible for Planning, Office Management and Reporting within GRIPP, which is utilised to support the company’s vision and strategy.

My passion for the hospitality industry, as well as the internal audit knowledge and experience developed for more than 10 years, provide incomparable value to any client I work with
Executive Manager

Anke Van Niekerk

Anke is an Executive Manager with more than 10 year’s working experience in the hospitality industry.

Her experience includes executing operational duties in hotels and delivering Internal Audit, hotel policy and procedural design work across all hotel functional areas.

Anke is part of the GRIPP leadership team and is responsible for the IT infrastructure and support services.

I am passionate about assisting organisations gain clarity and confidence in fraud investigations. I support clients to understand where they might have vulnerabilities and develop solutions to manage the risks involved
Manager: Regulatory Compliance and Investigations

Jayshika Nagindas

Jayshika is a Manager of Regulatory Compliance and Investigations at GRIPP.

Jayshika was admitted as an Attorney in 2013 and as a Certified Fraud Examiner in 2017.

Jayshika has over 9 years of combined experience in the legal and forensic accounting fields. Six of these years have been dedicated primarily to forensic accounting, ranging from low level corruption to complex frauds across South Africa.

She has been involved in managing the following types of investigations: procurement fraud, corruption, tender irregularities, human resource fraud, conflicts of interest, supply chain irregularities.

As an Internal Audit Manager, I am committed to ensuring that my team and I bring value to any client that we work with as well as creating strategic partnerships with them to ensure the best service delivery
Manager: Finance and Internal Assurance

Shabbir Shoaib

Shabbir is a Manager at GRIPP Advisory, and has the shared responsibility to deliver quality Internal Audit engagements.

He has 6 years’ work experience of which 5 years relate to Audit services across various sectors.

Shabbir is a Chartered Accountant (SA), and a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).

That could be you!
Career Opportunity

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Our people are at the heart of our success and value add to our clients. We seek to employ professionals that are aligned with our purpose and vision and are enthusiastic in going about it.

If you are interested in a career of deep specialisation in the governance, risk, and internal control advisory and consulting profession, email us at careers@grippadvisory.co.za

Partnering with you to add value to your organization through continuous improvement and passion for the profession
Key Account Manager

Alan Rampersadh

Alan is a Key Account Manager at GRIPP Advisory.

Alan has gained extensive experience in Internal Auditing having served in Internal Audit roles in the Consulting industry and in in-house functions in the Horse Racing, Gaming and Hospitality sectors since 2001.


Alan has performed a wide range of internal audits, as well as consulting services on a variety of clients, both in the private and public sectors, which includes Data Analytics, Risk Management and Organisational Risk Assessments Program (ORAP) reviews.

In his role as a Manager, Alan is responsible for planning, execution, managing internal audit teams, monitoring progress, reporting and quality assurance.