Ms. Adila Chowan is a qualified Chartered Accountant (SA) and Registered Auditor with experience in both governance and finance. She has held Chief Financial Officer positions at Alexkor and CEF. Ms. Chowan also serves on the Boards of Legal Aid South Africa and Action Aid South Africa. She serves as the Chairperson of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Board Executive Committee. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree as well as an Honours Degree in accountancy where after served the three-year period articles at Deloitte & Touche, from 1997 until 2000, in order to qualify as a chartered accountant. In 2019 Ms. Chowan completed her LLB degree with cum laude.
Ms. Chowan has extensive experience as a chartered accountant in the corporate world. Once she qualified as a Chartered Accountant at the end of 2000, she stayed on at Deloitte & Touche as the audit manager for about a year.
She thereafter spent about a year in the United Kingdom where she was employed at Ernst & Young. Upon her return to South Africa, she joined Rand Merchant Bank where she worked in the capacity of Treasury Accountant for about two years. In 2004, she joined the Central Energy Fund (CEF) first as the Financial Manager and she was later promoted to the position of Chief Financial Officer.