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Let’s Talk AI – EY Africa CEO Ajen Sita on the benefits of AI adoption in Africa

 ·10 Oct 2023

In this Let’s Talk AI interview, Michael Avery meets with Ajen Sita – CEO of EY Africa – to discuss the transformative impact of AI on businesses.

Sita is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Accounting degree from the University of the Witwatersrand.

He has worked for EY Africa for over 30 years, starting out as a trainee accountant in 1993 and quickly moving up the ranks.

Sita soon became a Manager and then a Partner at EY, and held several leadership positions during this time – including Head of Entrepreneurial Services, lead Audit Partner on Telkom, and Head of Assurance.

In 2010, Sita was named a Managing Partner and CEO of EY Africa.

Under his leadership, EY Africa has won multiple awards – including the Professional Services Firm of the Year, and ranking as a Top Employer for 10 consecutive years.

In addition to being the CEO of EY Africa, Sita sits on the EY EMEIA Board and the EY Global Emerging Markets Forum.

Let’s Talk AI interview

In this interview, Sita unpacks how companies can benefit from AI and overcome the challenges of AI adoption.

He talks about how EY Africa trains its staff to adapt to the integration of AI and highlights the strategies it uses to ensure a smooth transition.

Sita also outlines the ethical challenges involved in leveraging the benefits of AI solutions and the different approaches EY Africa takes to ensure these solutions are effective.

He concludes the interview by explaining how Africa can successfully implement and benefit from EY Africa’s AI solutions.

Watch the Let’s Talk AI interview with Ajen Sita below.

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