Ms Monica Singer is a Chartered Accountant and has held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Strate Ltd, South Africa’s Central Securities Depository, since its inception in 1998. She is a board member of Link Up Markets, a member of the Executive Committee of the African Middle East Depositories Association (AMEDA), Executive Committee member of the Americas Central Securities Association (ACSDA) as well as the World Forum of CSDs (WFC). She also represents Strate on the Committee of Southern African Development Community Stock Exchanges (CoSSE). Monica is the chairperson of the MaAfrika Tikkun Endowment Trust and a board member of the Strate Charity Shares (Section 21 Company). In 2006 she was the winner of the ABSA/Jewish Report Business Achiever Award in the category of unlisted companies. Ms Singer has held numerous board and advisory positions including being the Technical Director of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) from 1990 to 1996 and consultant to the World Bank. Monica has a BAcc in Accounting and Auditing from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.