Buhle Hanise

Buhle Hanise

Head of Business Restructuring

Business restructuring



Buhle Hanise is the latest professional to join BDO South Africa in the role of Chief Operating Officer. She brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge that she’s garnered through the years.

Buhle obtained her B.Com Accounting qualification in 2001 and secured her B.Com Honours in Accounting three years later at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. She has continued adding to her knowledge while serving various organisations in multiple roles.

Buhle began her career in accounting at a competitor firm in 2005, spending four years there until she moved onto Nedbank as a Credit Manager. She then took up the Senior Credit Evaluation Manager role at Standard Bank before becoming the Senior Business Rescue Specialist & Team Leader at the Industrial Development Corporation. In 2020, Buhle was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer at BAIC SA – a role she has held until making the move to BDO.

As a nod to her leadership skills, she serves as the Non-Executive Director for multiple organisations including Transaction Capital Limited, OUTsurance Holdings and its Subsidiaries, Safcol, and while previously filling the role for Shishangeni Private Lodge, Windtown SA and BioDX Biological Chemical Technologies. Additionally, Buhle is the Board Chair of Summit Africa Private Equity and an Investment committee member of Mahlako Fund Financial Services.

Buhle holds memberships at The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA), and South African Restructuring and Insolvency Practitioners (SARIPA).

Naturally, a woman of this stature has had several major accomplishments throughout her career, one of them being a participant of the UN Women Conference “The Commission on the Status of Women” programme which was held in New York. She also believes in serving society, which she accomplishes through being the President of the African Women Chartered Accountants (AWCA).

Buhle continued with her studies throughout the years and obtained an Advanced Certificate in Business Rescue Practice from the Law Society of South Africa, Advanced Certificate in Insolvency Law & Practice from the University of Johannesburg and an Advanced Certificate in Emerging Markets & Country Risk Analysis from Fordham University in New York, USA.

BDO is proud to have Buhle Hanise on board and of her achievements of being featured in several publications being: the Sunday Times Celebrating Women since 2018 to 2022, the Financial Mail Women in 2019, African Business Quarterly magazine in October 2021& recently being on the cover of the Accountancy SA in September 2022, to name a few.