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Arlene Lakay, Assistant Financial Planner

Arlene Lakay

Assistant Financial Planner

BDO Cape Town

+27 (0) 214606452



“My reason for pursuing a career in financial planning is driven by my passion to educate people about the importance of saving and planning for their future. I have personally seen the effects of inadequate planning and the negative impact it has. My personal belief is that financial planning is not only for the wealthy, everyone can achieve their short or long term financial goals with a good financial plan in place.”


Arlene joined BDO in 2012 as a Wealth Administrator. During which she studied part-time at Milpark Business School to obtain her BCOM in Financial Planning. She is in the process of obtaining her POST GRAD in Financial Planning and her goal is obtain a designation as a Certified Financial Planner®.

She is currently working as an Assistant Financial Planner. During her time here at BDO she will gain experience in all aspects of financial planning.


  • BCom Financial Planning


She loves animals especially dogs, she is enjoys running and travelling.