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Johan Blignaut

Johan Blignaut

Senior partner & IBC Director


Johan is the Senior Partner and a Director of SNG Grant Thornton and is a member of the firm's broader leadership. He has been in public practice as a Chartered Accountant for over 40 years.

He has a wide range of experience in auditing and has been involved in the audit of publicly listed companies and subsidiaries as well as mid-market businesses.

As the Grant Thornton International Business Center Director (IBCD), he connects Africa and in particular South and Southern Africa, to the Global business community, The IBC consists of senior Partners of the twenty-three largest firms in Grant Thornton International and has been very successful as a vehicle to stimulate global trade flows as well as ensuring seamless global service to large clients.

He consults with privately-held businesses on a wide range of business and management-related issues such as the implementation of artificial intelligence-based, in the cloud solutions, as well as strategy and strategic planning. He assists in the practical applications of corporate governance.

He has extensive experience in the administration of medical aid funds and has served as councillor, member of the executive and chairperson of the audit committee of a large university for many years. He held various non-executive directorships and board positions.


  • B Com (Hons) , CA (SA)
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