Join The 11th Annual CFO Awards on 13 November 2024

The CFO Awards – South Africa’s Oscars of Finance – has a proud history of recognising and celebrating excellence among finance executives. This annual gala ceremony highlights outstanding financial leadership, innovation, and strategic management, honouring those who have made significant contributions to their organisations and the broader business community.

Nominate your favourite CFO for the 2024 CFO Awards, by clicking here



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17:00 Arrival, registration and networking

18:00 Welcome by Georgina Guedes, Executive Community Director, CFO South Africa

18:30 Gala dinner and awards ceremony

20:30 CFO Top Awards

21:00 Networking

Learn more about the programme

Our location

The Polo Room

Forrest Rd & 6th Ave, Inanda


2022 Winners

  • CFO of the Year – Arno Daehnke, Chief Finance & Value Managerment Officer Standard Bank
  • Young CFO of the Year – Mpolaheng Mohlopi, CFO Lanseria International Airport
  • Strategy Execution Award – Arno Daehnke, Chief Finance & Value Managerment Officer Standard Bank
  • Transformation & Empowerment Award – Dirk Viljoen, CFO Hollard
  • High Performance Team Award – Deon Smith, CFO Thungela
  • Compliance & Governance Award – Deepa Sita CFO Tiger Brands
  • Finance Transformation Award – Risto Ketola, CFO Momentum Metropolitan Holdings
  • Moving into Africa Award – Arno Daehnke, Chief Finance & Value Managerment Officer Standard Bank
  • Finance & Technology Award – Deepa Sita CFO Tiger Brands

Learn more about the current nominees and categories

CFOs of the Year

  • 2014 - Simon Ridley, Group FD at Standard Bank
  • 2015 - Deon Viljoen, CFO at Alexander Forbes
  • 2016 - Reeza Isaacs, CFO at Woolworths
  • 2017 - Till Streichert, CFO at Vodacom
  • 2018 - Christine Ramon, CFO at AngloGold Ashanti
  • 2019 - Ralph Mupita, CFO at MTN
  • 2020 - Jason Quinn, Group FD at Absa
  • 2021 - Bongi Ngoma, CFO at Auditor-General of South Africa
  • 2022 - Arno Daehnke, Chief Finance & Value Managerment Officer Standard Bank

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

What they say

"It was an astounding event - best one I've been to"
Brett Tromp, CFO Discovery Health

"“A world class event. It was exceptionally well organised, well attended and was a really good evening out. It proved to be a valuable networking and branding opportunity for us.”"
Kevin Brady, CEO A2X Markets

"Highest quality network & subject matter of it's kind in the market."
Arie Maree, MD, Ansarada

"CFO South Africa has provided me with a great forum to meet other CFO's, to network and also be recognised for the role that I have played in the financial world of building a better South Africa for all."
Glenn Fullerton, Nampak CFO

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.

Event sponsor Bespoke pricing. Get your brand in front of the right audience.

2023 CFO Partnership Do you want to support the CFO Community and learn and network with SA's best CFOs during the CFO Awards and other CFO events in 2022? Chat to Georgina Guedes about our Partnership options.