The annual CFO Awards recognises CFOs of listed companies, large corporations, state-owned entities and government institutions, and award them for outstanding performance and leadership. The eighth annual CFO Awards will be a celebration of the finance profession at the close of one of the most challenging years in living memory. Hosted by celebrated comedian Loyiso Madinga, the 2021 awards ceremony will adhere to strict Covid-19 protocols and numbers will be limited in line with the government’s safety requirements for public events. The community is hungry for an opportunity to relax, network and enjoy themselves. Never before has there been such a need to come together and celebrate the finest in finance.

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17:00 Arrival, registration and networking
18:00 Welcome by Brian Chivere, Community Manager, CFO South Africa
18:20 Ruwayda Redfearn, Deloitte Africa Board Chair and CEO-elect
18:30 Gala dinner and awards ceremony
Compliance & Governance Award
Strategy Execution Award
High Performance Team Award
Transformation & Empowerment Award
-Starters -
Finance Transformation Award
Finance & Technology Award
Moving into Africa Award
- Mains -
20:45 Keynote
21:00 CFO Top Awards
Young CFO of the Year Award
Public Sector CFO of the Year Award presented by Deloitte
- Dessert -
CFO of the Year Award presented by Deloitte
21:30 Closing by Joël Roerig, Managing Director, CFO South Africa
22:00 End

2021 Winners

CFO of the Year – Bongi Ngoma, National Head of Audit (previously CFO), Auditor-General South Africa
Young CFO of the Year – Sheldon Fredericksen, CFO, Fedgroup
Public Sector CFO of the Year – Bongi Ngoma, National Head of Audit (previously CFO), Auditor-General South Africa
Strategy Execution Award – Bothwell Mazarura, CFO, Kumba Iron Ore
Transformation & Empowerment Award – Bongi Ngoma, National Head of Audit (previously CFO), Auditor-General South Africa)
High Performance Team Award – Megan Pydigadu, Group FD, EOH
Compliance & Governance Award – Alet Coetzee, CFO Northam Platinum Limited
Finance Transformation Award – Glen Pearce, CFO, Sappi
Moving into Africa Award – Lucas Verwey, Group FD, Distell
Finance & Technology Award – Mark Kathan, CFO, AECI

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Thanks to the support of CFOs, partners, industry leaders and the eminent panel of judges, the event has grown into the most important day on the annual calendar for finance executives. Many CFO Awards winners have gone on to achieve even bigger and better things, while countless nominees have received a boost to their careers.

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CFOs of the Year
  • 2014 - Simon Ridley, then group FD at Standard Bank
  • 2015 - Deon Viljoen, then CFO Alexander Forbes
  • 2016 - Reeza Isaacs, CFO Woolworths
  • 2017 - Till Streichert, CFO Vodacom
  • 2018 - Christine Ramon, CFO AngloGold Ashanti
  • 2019 - Ralph Mupita, CFO MTN
  • 2020 - Jason Quinn, Group FD Absa

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