Inspired by the 2019 theme "Adapt or die", special CFO Awards guest Cory Schmitz will take CFOs through a dazzling journey of discovery to the stars and back to earth. Don't miss out on an exceptional evening among the stars, book your table today.


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.

What they say



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

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

"The CFO Awards are an amazing celebration of excellence, integrity and leadership across industry - a must attend event and truly the Oscars of the Finance world!"
Sneha Shah, MD, Thomson Reuters

"The CFO Awards session is really the 'Oscars of Finance' - a top class event where the South African Finance community comes together to celebrate, network and 'set the bar higher' for the profession."
Till Streichert, Vodacom CFO and CFO of the Year 2017

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. R300,000. 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. R95,000. Host up to eight CFOs with two of your executives and build stronger networks with decision makers.
  • Associate sponsor. R40,000. 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.

    Sponsor this event
  • Programme 2019


    Dress code: black tie

    17h30: Registration and networking
    18h30: Gala dinner and awards ceremony: categories
    20h00: Astrophotographer Cory Schmitz: "Just look up"
    20h30: Gala dinner and awards ceremony: top awards
    21h00: 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 2019
    9. Public Sector CFO of the Year 2019
    10. CFO of the Year 2019
    Learn more about the categories

    In 2019, finance executives are invited to join the sixth 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
  • 2018 - Christine Ramon, CFO AngloGold Ashanti

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

  • Principal Sponsor

    Award Sponsors

    Table Sponsors

    Entertainment provided by

    • The Campus
      Cnr Sloane Str & Main Rd,
      Johannesburg