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

"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

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


CFO Awards 2018 winners:
CFO of the Year – Christine Ramon (AngloGold Ashanti)
Young CFO of the Year – Rui Morais (Dis-Chem Pharmacies)
Public Sector CFO of the Year – Krish Kumar (eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality)
Strategy Execution Award – Rui Morais (Dis-Chem Pharmacies)
Transformation & Empowerment Award – Peter Walsh (Servest)
High Performance Team Award – Christine Ramon (AngloGold Ashanti)
Compliance & Governance Award – Christine Ramon (AngloGold Ashanti)
Finance Transformation Award – Sean Capazorio (Aspen Pharmacare)
Moving into Africa Award – Christine Ramon (AngloGold Ashanti)
Finance & Technology Award – Rui Morais (Dis-Chem Pharmacies).


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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. 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.

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  • Programme 2019


    Dress code: black tie

    15h00: Arrival
    15h30: Masterclass
    16h30: Welcome and networking drinks
    17h00: Awards ceremony and gala dinner
    22h00: 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

    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.

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