BDO Elevates Female Leaders in Technology, Media, and Telecoms Sector

BDO South Africa has announced the strategic appointments of Donvé Forbes and Linda Peter as sub-sector leads within its Technology, Media, and Telecoms (TMT) division.

Forbes, currently a Partner in Audit, will take on the role of Media Lead. Her journey at BDO, which began as an article clerk in 2008 and culminated in her appointment as Partner in 2016, is a testament to her dedication and expertise. With a diverse client portfolio spanning retail, media, technology, and advertising, Forbes has established herself as a trusted advisor in the audit domain.

Her extensive experience in both traditional and digital media uniquely positions her to drive BDO’s media sector expertise, including expansion into the UK market. “Donvé has already been extensively involved in the media and digital sectors within our client portfolios in SA. And now that role will be expanding to include the UK market, a massive growing segment — which she’s well suited for, given her deep skills,” said Bernard van der Walt, Head of TMT at BDO SA.

Meanwhile, Linda Peter, currently Director of International Tax and Mergers and Acquisition within the Tax team, will assume the role of Technology Lead in the TMT sector. With a wealth of experience in corporate and international tax matters, including due diligence, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate restructurings, Peter brings a unique blend of expertise to her expanded mandate. Her proactive approach and demonstrable leadership make her the ideal candidate to spearhead BDO’s technology initiatives within the TMT sector.

“Linda has the TMT experience but also the leadership and proactive drive needed to lead the Technology sub-sector as we continue to innovate in this dynamic environment,” said van der Walt.

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