Dion Mhlaba is a BCom Accounting Degree and Honours graduate from University of Johannesburg and also holds a certificate from Wits Business School for Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment. He completed his articles with KPMG (Johannesburg), where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant (CA) and Registered Auditor (RA). He worked with the following companies during the tenure at KPMG, Nedbank, IDC, DBSA, and Shanduka. Some of his responsibilities were credit model reviews, model audit, accounting, budgeting and accounting for financial instruments such as bonds, preference shares, debentures, loans and money market instruments and valuation of equity and hybrid instruments. He was also responsible for reporting, fund raising, project review and valuation at Afripalm Resources and Sakhumnotho Holdings. Financial Support/manager at Thebe Investments where the role entailed streamlining of reports, analysing of financial data, budgeting, performance and board reports. Dion also worked for University of Johannesburg as a senior lecture for over two years.