#35Under35CAs: Meet Unisa Graduate Chantelle Loots (34) Chief Financial Officer of Bombela Concession Company
Growing up as a small-town girl, Chantelle has worked extremely hard for many years to achieve something amazing – not knowing if it would ever really be possible. But today she is living her dream as a young independent woman rocking the corporate world as CFO of the Bombela Concession Company. The company was awarded the contract for the design, partial financing, delivery, operations and maintenance of the Gautrain Rapid Rail Link, a multi-billion rand project. Chantelle has played a major part in the success of this popular public transport system. As one of Chantelle’s many achievements, she took on the challenge of building a new budget model from scratch. Her knowledge in financial modelling enabled her to build a model that is dynamic, reliable and accurate. Management and the board of directors now place great value on this model for financial planning and decision-making.