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 seventh annual CFO Awards, themed 'World-class finance in action', 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 2020 awards ceremony at the Polo Room, Inanda 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 Joël Roerig, Managing Director, CFO South Africa
18:15 Opening address by Ruwayda Redfearn, Deloitte Africa Board Chair
18:30 Gala dinner and awards ceremony
Compliance & Governance presented by PwC
Strategy Execution Award presented by Workday
High Performance Team Award
Transformation & Empowerment Award presented by Deloitte
-Starters -
Finance Transformation Award presented by SAP Concur
Finance & Technology Award presented by AdaptIT
Moving into Africa Award presented by Standard Bank - Mains -
20:00 Keynote by Craig Wing, Global Speaker and Futurist
20:30 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
21:00 Networking

2019 Winners

CFO of the Year – Ralph Mupita CFO MTN
Young CFO of the Year – Umar Banda CFO City of Tshwane
Public Sector CFO of the Year – Nonkululeko Dlamini CFO IDC
Strategy Execution Award – Ralph Mupita CFO MTN
Transformation & Empowerment Award – Hannes Boonzaaier CFO AfroCentric
High Performance Team Award – Ralph Mupita CFO MTN
Compliance & Governance Award – André du Plessis CFO Capitec
Finance Transformation Award – Ralph Mupita CFO MTN
Moving into Africa Award – Arno Daehnke Group FD Standard Bank
Finance & Technology Award – André du Plessis CFO Capitec

Learn more about the categories
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

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