Our alumni are the foundation upon which the PwC of today is built. They’ve helped us build our firm over many years to the PwC Africa region that we are today. Our 66 offices on the continent are home to over 9 000 people. We have a physical presence in 34 countries, from Cape Town to the top of the continent, and as you can imagine, this gives us the biggest professional services footprint of any of our competitors. Our clients have told us that they value having a business adviser on the ground in Africa, where their issues are. Our Africa region comprises our former Southern Africa, Africa Central and West Africa regions – now known as the East, West and South Market Areas – and we work closely with our colleagues in Francophone Africa.
As you all know, one of the most important things for any firm is its strategic direction. Over the years PwC has built a solid foundation that has made us the leading Big 4 firm. But megatrends are changing the world at a staggering pace, and we need a vision that enables us to remain abreast of these challenges, as these trends represent significant opportunities for us. PwC has a very exciting blueprint for the network – we call it Vision 2020 and in it we’ve defined our firm’s strategy for the foreseeable future.