Sebastien de Place Director - Business Development & Marketing

Sebastien de Place

Sebastien de Place has extensive knowledge in financial auditing and advisory. He began his career at Ernst & Young as an auditor in France, before moving to Vietnam where he spent a few years working for Mazars as a senior auditor.

Sebastien later joined the Mazars in South African team in 2014 as audit manager and was promoted to the position of Equity Partner in 2020. He currently holds the position of head of business development in South Africa and also coordinates missions within Africa.

Through his management of group audits and advisory missions across various industry sectors & countries in the African region in the past 15 years he has garnered a wealth of skills and expertise.

Sebastien created and currently manages the French Desk for Mazars in South Africa and is also in charge of developing Mazars French Desks in the African region.

Sebastien is president of the Foreign Trade Advisors for France in South Africa, director of the French South African Chamber of Commerce 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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