dos Santos - Financial Due Diligences; Fraud Examiner - Johannesburg, South Africa

Lionel dos Santos

Johannesburg, South Africa


Knowledge of great many different types of business given having performed more than 150 financial due diligences not only in South Africa but also in Ghana and Nigeria.

Performed various forensic investigations the largest of which involved cash and other fraudulent payments exceeding R13 million.


Financial Due Diligences; Fraud Examiner


Performed financial dude diligences in transactions with value exceeding R30 billion and performed various forensic investigations. Qualified CFE for 12 years

Work History

Employee/Married to owner

M.L.A. Power Systems (Pty) Ltd

COMPANY TYPE: Manufacturer of uninterruptible
power supply systems - major clients
Siemens, Checkers/Shoprite.
Exports to Malawi, Mozambique,
Europe, Far East, etc.

Founding partner and chairman

Frapil S.A. (Pty) Ltd

FROM: 1982 to 1993
POSITION HELD: Founding partner and chairman.
DUTIES: Marketing, financial and general
management. Developed company to
country's largest manufacturer and
exporter of uninterruptible power

3. COMPANY NAME: Frapil S.A. (Pty) Ltd
LOCATION: Johannesburg
COMPANY TYPE: Importers, assemblers and distributors of alternators and analogue electrical
control panel meters.


4. COMPANY NAME: Elga Engineering (Pty) Ltd.
(subsidiary of Goldfields Industrial
Corporation Limited)
COMPANY TYPE: Manufacturer of machinery for the engineering industry.

Financial Director

REPORTING TO: Managing Director
DUTIES: Management of all financial aspects of the company, including:
• Strategic Planning
• Corporate Finance
• Design, Development and
Implementation of Accounting
Procedures and Controls
• Capital Acquisitions
• Export Sales
• Staff Management

ACHIEVEMENTS: Managed company to R11 million
turnover and R3 million net profit before tax.
REASON FOR LEAVING: Opportunity to go into business on my own account.

5. COMPANY NAME: International Combustion Africa Ltd
LOCATION: Johannesburg
COMPANY TYPE: Contractor for power generating
equipment (power stations).
EMPLOYED FROM: 1960 to 1970
POSITION HELD: Wages Clerk to Company secretary of some subsidiary companies.
REPORTING TO: Chief Accountant
DUTIES: All round clerical work from wages
clerk to accountant, authorising
payment of contract purchases,
processing of contract price
adjustment claims, company
secretarial work, etc.
ACHIEVEMENTS: Progressed from a junior clerk to
Secretary/Accountant of some
subsidiary companies.
REASON FOR LEAVING: To take up more senior position at Elga Engineering.

Qualifications & Certifications

B Com



Rapid Results College

Forest High School

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