Ralph Mupita, chief financial officer of mobile telecommunications company MTN, has been named South Africa’s CFO of the Year at the 2019 CFO Awards. Ralph was the big winner during the “Oscars for finance executives”, which celebrated its sixth edition this year. He scooped up four of the ten prizes, also winning the Strategy Execution Award, the High-Performance Team Award, and the Finance Transformation Award. Read more about the winners here.

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.

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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

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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

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