She is a deal-maker

Fatima Rajah

Deals Partner,
PwC South Africa

Fatima Rajah leads the Valuation and Business Modelling team in PwC South Africa and is not afraid to introduce ​diverse views and unique perspectives to solving problems.



What initially attracted you to Deals?

I was attracted by the fast pace and the opportunity to be part of a team that works on engagements that really matter and make an impact on the markets we operate in. ​

Tell us about your role, what does it involve? ​

I am a valuation partner in the PwC offices in Johannesburg. We value businesses for transactions and financial reporting purposes.​

What is it about the role you enjoy the most? ​

I enjoy working with a diverse group of really talented people across the PwC network on technically challenging enagements, and continuously having the opportunity to learn​

Did you have any role models? ​

I've had a number of role models at various stages in my life and career. I have identified people who have values that I can identify with, who are successful at what they do and have attributes that I could learn from. ​

What piece of advice would you give to female recruits considering joining a career in PwC Deals? 

While you can expect to work hard as a Deals professional, know that hard work is recognised and rewarded. ​

What is the best piece of advice you have been given about developing your career?

Whether it's a co-worker, a client or a boss, earn their trust. Once you've earned someone's trust, new opportunities, support and co-operation will come your way. ​

What do you attribute your success to? ​

Drive, a need to see things to completion and a strong support system in my personal and professional lives.​

What has been the highlight of your career in Deals with PwC? ​

Becoming the first female Deals Partner in PwC South Africa was a huge accomplishment, both for me and my female colleagues. I think it went a long way to showing our team that hard work and commitment will be recognised.​

What is the best thing about working in a profession traditionally dominated by men? ​

In an environment traditionally dominated by men you have an opportunity to make a strong impression by introducing a more diverse view and unique perspectives.

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