PwC Africa has announced six key focus areas that will support the execution of its new global strategy that was announced on 15 June 2021, known as The New Equation.
PwC Africa’s six key focus areas are trust, growth, and value creation, environmental, governance and social (ESG), digitization, international development, and workforce.
According to the company, its commitment to quality and exceptional service delivery unites these key focus areas and remains the foundation of the strategy going forward.
Commenting, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for PwC Africa, Dion Shango, said: “Our purpose as PwC is to build trust in society and solve important problems. The New Equation will shape how we help to build trust, as well as how we deliver sustained outcomes as a community of problem solvers. Quality is at the heart of everything that we do, and therefore quality is the foundation supporting our execution of The New Equation strategy.”
He explained that “PwC has been in the African region for over 70 years, noting that they continue to be optimistic about the opportunities on the continent.
“In response to technological disruption, climate change, fractured geopolitics, and the continuing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, amongst other challenges, many organizations need to refocus and that’s where we can help with The New Equation,” he said.
He added that The New Equation focuses on two interconnected needs that organisations face in the coming years: building trust across a wide range of areas that are important to stakeholders and delivering sustained outcomes in an environment where the risk of disruption is more intense than ever before.
“PwC Africa’s six focus areas will help to address these needs among clients, communities, and other stakeholders in Sub-Saharan Africa,” Shango stressed.
In the area of trust, the CEO said it is about helping organisations to build and sustain trust in their people, products, services, operations, and the communities in which they operate.
“Trust is absolutely top of mind in today’s world, for PwC Africa and amongst our clients and other stakeholders. Our people, skills, technology, and quality service delivery help us to serve our clients and stakeholders more effectively so that they, too, can lead trust-based businesses and organisations,” Shango said.
The CEO assured stakeholders that PwC Africa would continue to support and sustain quality through internal processes, controls, and the support teams that monitor and enhance quality.
“In addition, our firms in Africa will focus on transparently communicating matters of importance and engaging with stakeholders including regulators,” Shango said.