Former head, Sage One International
As former Head of Sage One International, Steven Cohen oversaw the growth and development of Sage’s cloud-based accounting and payroll solutions in Africa, Australia, Middle East and Asia. Prior to this, Cohen dedicated his 25-year career to Sage Pastel, the innovative business software company he founded with partners Ivan Epstein and Alan Osrin in 1989.During this time, Steven has held several management positions in the company, including financial director, chief operating officer, managing director and Head of Sage One AAMEA. He has played a central role in the company’s growth from a start-up to a part of the JSE-listed Softline Group, right up to its present incarnation as part of Sage plc, a FTSE 100 company. A charted accountant by qualification, Steven has driven Sage Pastel’s approach to keeping accounting at the cutting edge of technology and turning accounting software into a business management tool.