Steinhoff International has appointed the man who has spent more than a year combing through its dealings as its new chief compliance and risk officer. Louis Strydom was the PwC partner in charge of the forensic investigation started shortly after the resignation of CEO Markus Jooste in December 2017. Jooste's departure, and Steinhoff's postponement of its annual results release due to "accounting irregularities", sparked the sell-off which wiped more than 90% off the value of what had been the seventh-largest company listed on the JSE. PODCAST: Hear from the Steinhoff whistleblowers Subscribe: iono.fm | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Pocket Cast | Player.fm The company has spent most of the time since selling assets and persuading creditors to give it enough time to restructure and hopefully trade itself out of trouble. But Steinhoff's route forward is fraught with risk. "It is crucial that we have a central role to ensure independent risk oversight across the entire group," Steinhoff ...

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