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BDO announces key leaders in its Technology, Media, and Telecoms Sector, Elevating Female Leadership

by Tia

BDO SA, proudly announces key specialists Donvé Forbes and Linda Peter as sub-sector leads within its Technology, Media, and Telecoms (TMT) sector. These strategic appointments underscore BDO’s commitment to fostering diversity and empowering female leadership across the firm.

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

Linda Peter, currently Director of International Tax and Mergers and Acquisition within the Tax team, will also 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, Linda 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 Bernard van der Walt.  

These appointments align with BDO SA’s broader value proposition of elevating people, business, and society. By promoting gender diversity and fostering a culture of inclusion, BDO reaffirms its commitment to driving innovation and delivering exceptional client service in an ever-evolving digital landscape.

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