The annual CFO Awards recognises CFOs of listed companies, large corporations, state-owned entities and government institutions and awards them for outstanding performance and leadership. Over 350 top CFOs, VIPs and business partners attend the event annually to enjoy networking, entertainment and a scrumptious dinner. Don't miss out on an exceptional evening, book your table today.


“It is an astounding function - the best one I’ve been too.”
Brett Tromp, CFO Discovery Health

"It was by far and away the best event I have ever attended!​"
Etienne Nel, CEO ZAR X

"It is really a very prestigious occasion. It is important for CFOs to be recognised."
Prof Wiseman Nkuhlu, member of the Panel of Judges

CFO Awards Categories

  1. CFO of the Year
  2. Public Sector CFO of the Year
  3. Young CFO of the Year
  4. Strategy Execution Award
  5. Transformation & Empowerment Award
  6. High Performance Team Award
  7. Compliance & Governance Award
  8. Finance Transformation Award
  9. Moving into Africa Award
  10. Finance & Technology Award

Learn more about the categories

Meet 350 leading CFOs

With the opportunity to celebrate and network with South Africa's leading finance professionals, a sponsorship package opens new business opportunities and ensures your brand is seen alongside other blue chip brands.

  • Award sponsor. R275 000. Hand out the award to the winning CFO, receive coverage as an award sponsor and host two dinner tables with 16 leading CFOs.
  • Table sponsor. R85 000. Host up to eight CFOs with two of your executives and build stronger networks with decision makers.
  • Associate sponsor. R30 000. See your brand alongside the award sponsor brands and receive one VIP pass.
  • Event sponsor. Bespoke pricing. Get your brand in front of the right audience.

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  • Programme 2018


    Dress code: black tie

    15h00 Arrival
    15h30 Masterclass
    16h30 Welcome and networking drinks
    17h00 Awards ceremony
    18h30 Gala dinner
    20h00 Entertainment and networking


    Awards ceremony
    1. Finance & Technology Award
    2. Moving into Africa Award
    3. Finance Transformation Award
    4. Compliance & Governance Award
    5. High Performance Team Award
    6. Transformation & Empowerment Award
    7. Strategy Execution Award
    8. Young CFO of the Year 2018
    9. Public Sector CFO of the Year 2018
    10. CFO of the Year 2018

    In 2018, finance executives are invited to join the fifth edition of the CFO Awards. 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.

    Click here for all the CFO Awards winners.

    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

    Click here for comprehensive coverage of winners, nominees and the festivities.

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