Sapientis Advisory  sapientis-social-responsibility

About Us

We are a bespoke business advisory company.

    Please let us know what services you are interested in:

    Corporate GovernanceRisk ManagementFinance and AssuranceCompany SecretarialContract Staff and Recruitment

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    Sapientis Advisory operates as a bespoke business advisory firm. As part of the Sapientis Group, we have consistently pioneered change in the talent and professional services landscape for more than a decade, always anticipating and adapting to dynamic market shifts. Our approach is client-centric, solution-focused, and highly adaptable, geared towards delivering value-added services. We aim to establish trust-based relationships with each client, fostering enduring partnerships to cultivate sustainable business value.

    At Sapientis Advisory we meticulously monitor global governance, risk management and finance trends, crafting customised solutions that empower our clients to meet their strategic and operational goals effectively. No matter the size of your business, we tailor the perfect solution for your needs. Understanding the unique intricacies of your business is our priority, and we journey alongside you as a trusted partner. We view ourselves as an integral part of your enterprise, offering substantial value and seasoned insights to enhance your organisation’s performance and sustainability.

      Please let us know what services you are interested in:

      Corporate GovernanceRisk ManagementFinance and AssuranceCompany SecretarialContract Staff and Recruitment

      What we Believe


      To be the trusted advisor and partner of choice in corporate governance, risk management, financial services, driving sustainable value creation for our clients and stakeholders globally.

      Mission Statement

      Our mission is to provide innovative and tailored corporate governance, risk management and financial services that enable our clients to achieve compliance, optimize performance and enhance resilience and long-term stakeholder value.


      • Integrity: We uphold the highest standards of integrity in all aspects of our work.
      • Excellence: Pursuing excellence is ingrained in our service ethos.
      • Responsibility: Our commitment to responsibility extends to our communities and beyond.
      • Partnership: We build and grow meaningful partnerships through collaboration.
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      Our Story

      In 2015, our directors established Sapientis Advisory with a primary focus on advisory services in finance, a specialty area of expertise. Initially centered on Finance Advisory and Finance Resourcing, connecting to our recruitment proficiency within the Sapientis Group, our aim was to assist clients in these areas. As our clients faced evolving challenges, our scope expanded to encompass crucial areas such as Governance, Risk Management, Finance and Assurance, and Company Secretarial responsibilities, which have been integral to our services since 2020.

      Meet the Leadership Team

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      Mathilda Dzumbunu

      Mathilda, an accomplished non-executive director at Sapientis, boasts over two decades of executive-level experience in corporate governance, finance, and company secretariat. With an Honours Degree in Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration, she seamlessly blends academic prowess with practical expertise. Beyond corporate leadership, Mathilda is a distinguished entrepreneur, founder of Aquamist Beverages, and recipient of the 2019 Women in Business first prize.

      As co-founder of St. Angela Academy in 2015, she champions education with commendable academic results. In the financial sector, Mathilda serves on the RBZ board as Deputy Chairman and heads the Audit and Oversight Committee. Her past role as Chairman of the People's Own Savings Bank saw her implement successful turnaround strategies. Mathilda’s dynamic career, marked by academic achievements, reflects her commitment to excellence and positive transformation.

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      Nyasha Madavo

      Nyasha is a seasoned finance professional with a dynamic, results-driven approach honed within a "big 4" firm. As the former CFO of a leading South African business incubation company, she played a pivotal role in driving financial excellence, enhancing governance and risk management to support the strategic vision. Her expertise spans multi-million-rand organizations, medium-sized entities, and start-ups, showcasing adaptability between corporate demands and start-up agility.

      Passionate about fostering business sustainability, she leverages her diverse background, which extends beyond traditional financial realms, to enhance and optimise governance, financial performance and risk management in every organization she touches.  Her commitment to excellence and client service is evident in her strategic leadership approach as an Executive Director of Sapientis Advisory. Nyasha is a Chartered Accountant (SA), a Certified Director and she holds a Bachelor of Business Science Degree (Finance and Accounting) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting from the University of Cape Town.