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Financial Reporting Standards Council Member Profiles

Name:  Ms Christine Ramon
Position:  Deputy Chairpersonof the FRSC
Category:  Deputy Chairperson. Preparer of public company financial statements
Date appointed: 2011
Biography: CA(SA)

Ms Christine Ramon joined Sasol Limited as Chief Financial Officer with effect from 1 May 2006. Ms Ramon was Chief Executive of listed hotels and gaming group, Johnnic Holdings Limited until January 2006. She joined the Johnnic group in 1995 where she held several senior positions including Acting Chief Operating Officer and Financial Director. Prior to joining Johnnic, Ramon worked at senior positions at Coopers & Lybrand both in South Africa and Italy. Upon her return to South Africa in 1994, she took on the position of Deputy Finance Director to the Independent Electoral Commission while on secondment from Coopers & Lybrand (Johannesburg).

A qualified Chartered Accountant (SA), Ms Ramon is also a Senior Executive Programme graduate from Harvard Business School in conjunction with Wits Business School.

Ms Ramon serves on the Sasol Limited board as an executive director, simultaneously serving as a director of various other Sasol subsidiaries. She also served as a past non-executive director on the boards of Transnet Limited until December 2010 and Johnnic Communications Limited now Avusa Limited until April 2006. She has also served on the Standing Advisory Committee to the International Accounting Standards Board.

In 2005 Ms Ramon was awarded a Golden Peacock Achiever Award by the Indian Academy of South Africa for Leadership Skills and Academic Achievements. She was also nominated as one of the finalists in Lebone Woman of the Year 2000. In January 2007 Ms Ramon was nominated by The World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader 2007 which recognises and acknowledges the top 250 young leaders from around the world for their professional accomplishments, their commitment to society and their potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world.

In 2009, Ms Ramon was awarded SA's Most Influential Women in the Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Petrochemicals sector by CEO magazine.

Ms Ramon believes in leading by example and being true to her beliefs and values. Her advice to other women is to trust their instincts and their inner strength.