2024 Nominees

Finance executives who have shown exemplary skills, vision and results can be nominated for the CFO Awards. Nominations are submitted by the panel of judges, business leaders, colleagues, finance teams and partners. A shortlist is prepared by the experts of CFO South Africa under the supervision of the panel of judges.

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Abigail Mukhuba

CFO, Sanlam

Charl Keyter

CFO, Sibanye-Stillwater

Dawn Mbatha

CFO, Independent Electoral Commission

Eddie Fivaz

Finance Director, TWK Agri

Innocent Gumbochuma


Irene Singo

CFO, Department of Justice

Megandra Naidoo

CFO, Life Healthcare

Mikaeel Tayob

CFO, Bridgestone

Mike Davis

CFO, Nedbank

Morgan Nhiwatiwa

CFO, Walter Sisulu University

Paul Stedall

CFO, King Price Insurance

Riaan Davel


Risto Ketola

CFO, Momentum Metropolitan

Roselyn Madiba

CFO, Citi Bank

Roshan Moonsamy

CFO, BankservAfrica

Sandiso Gcwabe

CFO, Wesgro

Sean Capazorio

Group CFO, Aspen Pharmacare

Shabana Aboo Baker

Group FD, Mustek

Taryn Woodbridge

CFO, Mercedes-Benz

Thobeka Ntshiza

FD, Zeda

Zakariya Alli


Categories CFO Awards

1. CFO of the Year

The CFO of the Year has shown financial leadership and outstanding performance over a number of years. He or she is very involved with the strategy of the company and is a true business partner. The CFO of the Year has been the driving force behind growth and profitability and strives for excellence in all aspects of the financial profession. The CFO of the Year is leading by example and has outperformed all others based on Skills, Attitude and Results.

2. Public Sector CFO of the Year

The Public Finance Awards for Excellence in Government Finance recognize innovative programs – contributions to the practice of government finance that exemplify outstanding financial management. The awards stress practical, documented work that offers leadership to the profession and promotes improved public finance.

3. Young CFO of the Year

The winner of the Young CFO of the Year Award has shown remarkable professional development and has been of great value for the board. Aged up to and including 40, this CFO has moved up through the ranks. He or she is praised for leadership, work ethics and for taking responsibility at the moments of truth.

4. Strategy Execution Award

The winner of the Strategy Execution Award has dealt with serious and intense changes in the business environment. Nevertheless, by responding timely and agile, the business successfully adapted to the new demands and challenges. The new business strategy has been implemented successfully. The CFO who wins this award has shown great steermanship in creating the right (financial) conditions to execute the new strategy. The CFO and his team contributed with valuable insights, analyses, the (re)allocation of assets and the alignment of the finance function with the new strategy. Moreover, the CFO has managed to keep the business financially healthy while staying agile and competitive.

5. Transformation & Empowerment Award

The winner of this Award has shown remarkable achievements to create jobs and build the economy while boosting the performance of the company. The CFO has looked after compliance with the codes of good practice and is a promoter of transformation as a strategic imperative. The company has made serious efforts to bring those who are left outside into the economy. He or she made B-BBEE good practice a standing agenda item for board and management meetings to help maximise its B-BBEE rating in terms of the legislation and charters.

6. High Performance Team Award

Outstanding financial talent management and teamwork. That is the requirement to win this Award. The winner has demonstrated his capabilities to build a high performing financial team that is both efficient and customer focussed. Based on a clear vision, this CFO has invested in talent development to align future needs with the available skills set. The winner of the Award is an inspiring coach for his co-workers and gives attention to personal and professional development of his employees.

7. Compliance & Governance Award

The Compliance and Governance Award goes to the CFO who is a champion in helping the business achieve its goals in a way that is open, honest, ethical and principled. Working in a globalised and complex business environment, he or she faces a complex assortment of new and sometimes challenging laws and regulations. The winner of the award has contributed heavily to build and implement systems designed to detect and prevent compliance breaches. Last but not least he or she is leading the development of a strong compliance culture and best practices that secure buy-in from executives, managers, employees, contractors and business partners all at levels.

8. Finance Transformation Award

The winner of the Finance Transformation Award has shown great improvement in the way the finance function operates to meet future challenges. The CFO who wins this Award has been very successful in redefining the financial function and made great efforts to become a cost-effective, service-oriented partner to the business. He or she showed courage to radically rethink the way finance works and operates. During this process, the CFO has met key stakeholder requirements and considered the better practices and lessons of others. The winner of the Finance Transformation Award has worked hard to realign all aspects of the operating model - process, organization, people and technology – to become a finance master. The winner is respected for his or her efforts to stimulate a culture for added value, excellence and continuous improvement within Finance.

9. Finance & ESG Award

The ESG and Finance Award recognises CFOs who integrate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles into their organisation’s financial strategies. This award honours CFOs who champion sustainable business practices, enhance corporate responsibility, and drive sustainable value through ethical and transparent financial management. Winners in this category demonstrate innovative approaches to balancing profitability with positive social and environmental impact, setting a benchmark for responsible financial leadership.

10. Finance & Technology Award

Technology offers us an almost unlimited range of opportunities to improve our business models, processes and overall value proposition. The winner of this Award has invested in and unlocked technologies that had the power to transform the business and create new value. The winner has played a crucial role in crafting and executing a successful business-aligned IT strategy to provide businesses with value delivery. Based on a clear vision and plan, this CFO has strongly supported and financially enabled the implementation of systems with a proven impact on the quality, efficiency and effectivity of the organisation. The winner is a steward for technology driven change and develops and shares his or her knowledge and know-how of technology.'


2023 Nominees

Aneshree Naidoo

CFO, Webber Wentzel

Avashnee Ramdial

CFO, Stanlib

Craig Henery

CFO, DHL Express South Africa

Craig Sumption

CFO, Hatch Africa

D'Shorne Human

CFO, South African Forestry Company SOC

Harry Kellan

Group CFO, FirstRand

Isaac Malevu


Jan Hofmeyr

CFO, OUTsurance Group

Keshree Alwar

CFO, Novus Holdings

Mark Gounder

CFO, Hulamin

Pieter de Wit

CFO, Afrimat

Pretty Makukule

CFO, Department of Higher Education

Pushpender Singla

CFO, Vedanta Zinc

Raisibe Morathi

Group CFO, Vodacom

Raj Nana

CFO, Attacq

Sharon Naidoo

CFO, TransUnion

Sizwe Nkosi

CFO, Phembani Group

Tsholofelo Molefe

CFO, MTN Group

Tsundzukani Mhlanga

FD, African Rainbow Minerals


2022 Nominees

Arno Daehnke

Group FD, Standard Bank

Ashraf Dindar


Boipelo Lekubo

FD, Harmony Gold

Boitumelo Mosako


Bradley Wentzel

CFO, Douglasdale Dairy

Deepa Sita

Group CFO, Tiger Brands

Deon Smith

FD, Thungela Resources

Dirk Viljoen

CFO, Hollard

Elmarie Maritz

CFO, Sedibelo Platinum

Julian Palliam

Group CFO, Foskor

Kagiso Lerutla

CFO, City of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality

Lerena Olivier

CFO, Pick n Pay

Mark Stirton

CFO, Mr Price

Mpolaheng Mohlopi

CFO, Lanseria International Airport

Riaan Davel


Risto Ketola

Group FD, Momentum Metropolitan

Sandile Ntsele

CFO, Liquid Intelligent Technologies

Sean Doherty

CFO, Transaction Capital

Tinyiko Sihlangu

CFO, Royal Bafokeng Holdings

Yusuf Bodiat


Zaf Mahomed

CFO, Cell C

2021 Nominees

Adriana Weilbach

CFO, Telesure

Alet Coetzee

CFO, Northam Platinum

Bongiwe Ntuli


Bothwell Mazarura

CFO, Kumba Iron Ore

Bruce Bydawell

CFO, Alexander Forbes

Craig Miller

CFO, Anglo American Platinum

Damian Judge

CFO, Trellidor

Dirk Viljoen

CFO, Hollard

Eddie Fivaz


Glen Pearce

CFO, Sappi

Lucas Verwey

FD, Distell

Mark Kathan


Masilo Makhura

CFO, Dept of public service and administration

Megan Pydigadu

CFO, EOH Holdings

Meroonisha Kerber

CFO, Implats

Mikateko Tshetshe

VP of Finance, Unilever

Ockert Janse van Rensburg

CFO, Motus

Prof Carolina Koornhof

University of Pretoria, Executive Director: Finance and Student Administration

Sam Hopwood

CFO, Mars South Africa

Sean Capazorio

Group Finance Officer, Aspen Pharmacare

Sheldon Friedericksen

CFO, Fedgroup

Sherylee Moonsamy

CFO, Johannesburg Development Agency

Bongiwe Ngoma

CFO, Auditor-General of South Africa

Simon Adams

CFO, Nando's South Africa

2020 Nominees

Angela Pillay

FD Sasfin

Ashley Francis

CFO UCT (Until August 2020)

Bernardt van der Linde

FD Curro Holdings

Bryan Groome

FD Verimark

Cheryl-Jane Kujenga

CFO Adcorp Holdings (Until May 2020)

Dion Mhlaba

CFO RH Bophelo

Dorette Neethling

CFO Adcock Ingram Holdings Limited

Elisa Mkhize

CFO Clinix Health Group (Until July 2020)

Euan McNeil

CFO Middle East & Africa, Flight Centre Travel Group

Innocent Gumbochuma


Jason Quinn

Group FD Absa Group

Keith Gibson

Group CFO Netcare

Mark Godfrey


Narriman Taliep

Finance Executive, V&A Waterfront (Until October 2020)

Nishlan Samujh

Group CFO Investec (profile)

Norman Basthdaw

CFO Sun International

Rhett Finch

CFO King Price Insurance (Until June 2020, now Deputy CEO)

Riaan Koppeschaar

CFO Exxaro Resources

Risto Ketola

Group FD Momentum Metropolitan Holdings

Rivasha Maharaj


Shabeer Khan


Ted Willcox


Tsholofelo Molefe

CFO Telkom

Tsundzukani Mhlanga

Executive Director: Group Finance Italtile (Until June 2020)

Xolani Mbambo

CFO Grindrod

2019 Nominees

Andre du Plessis

CFO Capitec Bank

Arno Daehnke

Group FD Standard Bank

Bothwell Mazarura

CFO Kumba Iron Ore

Bridget Radebe

CFO African Rainbow Capital

Dion Mhlaba

CFO RH Bophelo

Glenn Fullerton

CFO Nampak

Hannes Boonzaaier

Group CFO AfroCentric

Hennie Nel

CFO Santam

Jason Quinn

Group FD Absa

Mark Kathan


Masibulele Dem

CFO Hulisani

Matthias Vogt

CFO Afrox

Nakedi Ramaphakela

FD Royal Bafokeng Holdings

Nolwazi Mamorare

CFO University of Johannesburg

Nonkululeko Dlamini


Ralph Mupita


Sizwe Nkosi

CFO Phembani Group

Umar Banda

CFO City of Tshwane

2018 Nominees

Ajith Haripaul

CFO EY Africa

Alvin Liew

FD Laureate South Africa

Christine Ramon

CFO AngloGold Ashanti

Dean Subramanian

CFO ArcelorMittal South Africa

Glenn Fullerton

CFO Nampak

Jan Hofmeyr

CFO OUTsurance

Joe Ndala


Krish Kumar

CFO eThekwini Municipality

Leon Serfontein

CFO AfriSam

Liaan Kretzschmar

FD Jaguar Land Rover South Africa & Sub-Sahara Africa

Melt Hamman

CFO Attacq

Michelle Pienaar

CFO Marsh Africa

Nonkululeko Dlamini


Osman Mia

CFO AstraZeneca South Africa & Sub-Sahara Africa

Peter Walsh

CFO Servest

Pushpender Singla

CFO Vedanta Zinc International

Refiloe Nkadimeng

Group FD Thebe

Rian du Toit

CFO Hans Merensky Holdings

Rui Morais

CFO DisChem Pharmacies

Sean Capazorio

Group finance officer Aspen Pharmacare

Silindile Kubheka

CFO National Treasury

Tryphosa Ramano


Udayan Sen

CFO BP Southern Africa

Umar Banda

CFO City of Tshwane

Wayne Koonin

Group CFO Omnia

2017 Nominees

Charl Keyter

CFO Sibanye-Stillwater

Nishant Saxena

CFO Cipla Sub-Saharan Africa (until 2017)

Chris Patricios

Group CFO Primedia

Nishlan Samujh

Group CFO Investec

Debbie Ransby

Finance Director Africa Takeda Pharmaceuticals (MD since 2018)

Nopasika Lila

CFO Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (CEO since 2018)

Elton Bosch

CFO Clover (until 2017)

Paul Marten

Finance Director Microsoft South Africa (until 2018)

Garry Pita

Group CFO Transnet (until 2018)

Pieter de Wit

Financial Director Afrimat

Imraan Soomra

CFO Oceana Group (CEO since 2018)

Rajesh Mahabeer

CFO South African National Parks (until 2017)

Innocentia Pule

CFO National Empowerment Fund

Ramasela Ganda

Group CFO Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (until 2016)

Johan Geel

Group CFO AFGRI (until 2018)

Reggie Boqo

Group CFO City of Johannesburg (until 2017)

Mark Godfrey


Robert Katz

CFO Peregrine Holdings (CEO since 2017)

Lucas Verwey

Finance Director Distell

Till Streichert

CFO Vodacom Group

Lushen Pather

CFO Sasfin Bank (until 2017)

Umar Banda

CFO City of Tshwane

Mary Vilakazi

Group FD MMI Holdings (until 2018)

Wayne Koonin

Group CFO Omnia

Nichola Dewar

CFO South African Post Office (until 2018)

Yvonne Chetty

CFO Department of Energy

2016 Nominees

Andrew King

CFO Mondi Group

Bikash Prasad

CFO Olam Africa & Middle East

Charl Keyter

CFO Sibanye-Stillwater

Christine Ramon

CFO AngloGold Ashanti

Cindy Hess

CFO Pioneer Foods (until 2016)

Clifford Appel

CFO Department of Social Development

Deon Fredericks

CFO Telkom

Dumisani Dlamini

CFO National Arts Council (since 2017 CFO SANParks)

Evan Tsatsarolakis

CFO Taste Holdings

Grant Karolus

CFO Bowman Gilfillan Africa (since 2016 Finance Director Leapfrog Investments)

Johan Geel

Group CFO AFGRI (until 2018)

Leon Crouse

CFO Remgro (until 2016)

Mark Kathan


Matone Ditlhake

Finance Director Groupe SEB Africa (until 2017)

Mohammed Abdool-Samad

Financial Director Illovo Sugar

Nishant Saxena

CFO Cipla Sub-Saharan Africa (until 2017)

Osman Arbee

CFO Imperial Holdings (until 2016)

Reeza Isaacs

Group Finance Director Woolworths

Robert Katz

CFO Peregrine Holdings (CEO since 2017)

Ryan McDougall

Financial Director Trustco Group (until 2017)

Shabeer Khan

CFO Department of Trade and Industry

Suren Maharaj

Financial Director Pikitup

Walter Leonhardt

Financial Director Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (until 2016 ABI)

Wayne Koonin

Group CFO Omnia

Yvonne Chetty

CFO Department of Energy

2015 Nominees

Andre Broodryk

CFO Interwaste Holdings (until 2017)

Anoj Singh

CFO Transnet (until 2015)

Bikash Prasad

CFO Olam Africa & Middle East

Bongani Nqwababa

CFO Anglo American Platinum (until 2015)

Brett Clark

CFO Mpact

Brett Tromp

CFO Discovery Health

Brooks Mparutsa

Group CFO Hollard Insurance (until 2015)

Cobus Grove

CFO Digicore (until 2015)

Colin Brown

CFO Super Group

David Edley

‎Group Financial Director Santova

David Hodnett

Group Financial Director Barclays Africa (until 2016)

Fikile Mhlontlo

CFO Denel (until 2016)

Greg Davis

CFO Standard Bank Rest of Africa (since 2016 CFO Ecobank)

Imraan Soomra

CFO Oceana Group (CEO since 2018)

Kevin Johnson

CFO Howden Africa (until 2017)

Lawrence Weitzman

CFO Business Connexion (until 2015)

Mark Godfrey


Mark Kathan


Megan Pydigadu

CFO MiX Telematics (until 2017)

Michael Fleming

CFO Clicks Group

Mohammed Abdool-Samad

Financial Director Illovo Sugar

Paul Schmidt

CFO Gold Fields

Raisibe Morathi

CFO Nedbank

Reeza Isaacs

Group Finance Director Woolworths

Robbie Taylor

CFO Ascendis Health (until 2015)

Rofhiwa Irene Singo

CFO Department of Mineral Resources

Ronel van Dijk

CFO Spur Corporation (until 2018)

Shabeer Khan

CFO Department of Trade and Industry

Suren Singh

Group CFO Morvest Business Group

Vuyo Mafata

CFO Unemployment Insurance Fund (until 2016)

2014 Nominees

Aarti Takoordeen

CFO JSE Limited

Andre du Plessis

CFO Capitec Bank

Anoj Singh

CFO Transnet (until 2015)

Brett Tromp

CFO Discovery Health

Colin Brown

CFO Super Group

Craig Barnard

Financial Director Invicta Holdings

Dalu Majeke

CFO National Treasury (until 2015)

Dudley Saayman

Head of Finance British American Tobacco South Africa (until 2015)

Garth Saunders

Finance Director SAB (until 2014)

Jannie Serfontein

CFO Eqstra Holdings (until 2015)

John Snalam

CFO Coronation Fund Managers

Kevin Johnson

CFO Howden Africa (until 2017)

Lawrence Weitzman

CFO Business Connexion (until 2015)

Megan Pydigadu

CFO MiX Telematics (until 2017)

Nichola Dewar

CFO South African Post Office (until 2018)

Rob Evans

Group CFO Datatec (until 2014)

Simon Ridley

Group FD Standard Bank (until 2016)

Tryphosa Ramano


Vuyo Memani-Sedile

Executive Director: Finance Unisa (until 2016)

Wallace Holmes

Group CFO AfroCentric Group (until 2015)

Wynand Greeff

Financial Director PSG Group