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Petia Skvorikova O’Donaghue

Petia joined Challenger in 2022 as Head of Finance. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2009, Petia joined Export Trading Group (ETG) in Corporate Treasury for the company. Her main role during this time was in arranging, structuring and negotiating loan facilities for the group, including monitoring and reporting to lenders on various group financial ratios. Petia’s penchant for entrepreneurship lead to successfully launching and running several businesses including Insta Fund (Pty) Ltd, a loan provider to SA registered SME businesses. Her wealth of experience in both commodity trading companies and finance led her to joining Challenger where she overseas finance across the fund, management company and its subsidiaries. In addition to the Head of Finance role, Petia also manages Risk Participations in the fund as is the driving force behind business development in this regard.