Sebastien De Place Director - Business Development & Marketing

Sebastien de Place

Sebastien de Place graduated in 2008 with a Masters’ degree in Finance from a renowned French business school. He started his career at Ernst & Young as an auditor in France, before moving to Vietnam where he spent 4 years working for Mazars as a senior auditor.

Sebastien joined the South African team in 2014 as an audit manager and was promoted Mazars Group Partner (CARL) in 2020. He is the head of business development, marketing and commination for Mazars in South Africa.

He has been managing group audits and due diligence across various industry sectors & countries in the Africa region and has 10 years of global experience, skills and expertise.

Sebastien created and manages the French Desk for Mazars in South Africa. Sebastien is also in charge of developing Mazars French Desks in the region Africa and Middle East. Sebastien is the treasurer of the French South African Chamber of Commerce, former treasurer of the European Chamber in Southern Africa, member of the CCEF (French business Trade Advisors) and member of the Institute of Risk Management in South Africa (IRMSA).

Sector experience

•Pharmaceutical (Pierre Fabre, Sanofi)•Hospitals (Institut Du Coeur, Centre Medical International)•Manufacturing (Gibela, Morvest, Rostaing, Dewberry, Jamin Puech)•Aeronautic (ATR, Aerotechnic)•Food (Parmalat/Lactalis)•Energy (Alstom)•Transportation (TNT)•Travel (Asco)•Services (GL events, Bureau Veritas, French School JHB)•NPO (Valued Citizens Initiatives)•Video games (Gameloft)​

Professional memberships

•IRMSA (Institute of Risk Management South Africa)•FSACCI (French South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry)•CCEF (French Business Trade Advisors)

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