Christine Ramon completed her articles at Coopers & Lybrand, where she worked from 1985 to 1994, in various positions and countries, including merger & acquisition work in the extractive sector.
Ms Ramon became the audit manager and also received a secondment as deputy finance director to the Independent Electoral Commission during South Africa's first democratic elections. Her career has also spanned manufacturing and retail, as financial controller at New Age Beverages, and media, where she held the posts of finance director and chief executive of Johnnic Holdings. Between 2006 and 2013, Ms Ramon was the chief financial officer of Sasol, where she was an executive director and member of the group's executive committee. Sasol, listed in Johannesburg and New York with a market capitalisation of about $35bn, has a suite of projects and about 34,000 employees in various jurisdictions around the globe including the US, Canada, China, Uzbekistan and Qatar.
Ms Ramon sat on the boards of several Sasol subsidiaries, and also held accountability for formulation and execution of group organisational strategy, capital markets work, treasury and financing, and also global taxation, among others.
In 2007, she was nominated by the World Economic Forum as a young global leader, and served as chair of the CFO Forum of South Africa from 2011 to 2013.