Viresh Bhogal, Principal – KZN
CA and technology strategist Viresh Bhogal is inspired by the words of the late science writer and futurist, Sir Arthur Clarke, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”.
Viresh’s 15 years of post-qualification experience includes COO roles in high-growth entrepreneurial organisations. He also specialises in digital transformation and technology strategies that improve profitability and operational efficiencies.
He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting Science from UNISA and his Bachelor of Commerce Honours (Accounting) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He completed his articles at Deloitte and qualified as a CA in 2003.
Viresh worked for the Deloitte group (South Africa, Australia, USA and the UK) for seven years. While working in London, Viresh had the privilege of being mentored by the founder of Virgin’s online businesses, Virgin Money and Virgin Wines. This invaluable knowledge inspired him to start an innovative tech business in South Africa. The business was later snapped up by a consortium of digital marketing companies where Viresh subsequently held the position of group COO in 2015.
Viresh has consulted to a wide range of SMMEs, assisting various businesses with a range of systems implementations. His skills include optimising systems; raising finance and accessing funding; business process automation and implementing business systems (ERP) upgrades; re-engineering financial reporting and budgeting processes. Viresh assists clients with eCommerce, digital marketing, internal audits, fleet optimisation and credit risk management solutions.
Viresh is a scuba diving enthusiast and has completed a variety of dives from ship wrecks in the Red Sea, caverns in Cancun, to diving with ragged tooth sharks in Aliwal Shoal. He also enjoys horse riding and is an avid reader.