March 2014 Articles (31)

Lesley Plaistowe, Partner Financial Services at IBM: CFOs should mine their unstructured data

“CFOs are very familiar with structured data, because that is what they work with every day,” says Lesley Plaistowe, Partner Financial Services at technology firm IBM. “What they need to know more about is unstructured data: information from phone conversations, emails, social platforms, the weather report and much more. Often a lot of operational data is hidden, but can be found when technology mines your unstructured data.”…

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Added by CFO South Africa on March 27, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

Sphiwe Blose, Finance Controller Microsoft South Africa: A man whose personal success comes through helping others

Sphiwe Blose is not a self-made man. According to him, in business and in life focusing on the self is the worst way to make a man – success comes through working together and seeking this, Blose grew into the man he is today.

This was not a lesson that Blose was born with but something he came to realize in Grade 10 while taking accounting at high school. His office in his current position as Finance Controller of the Consumer Channel Group at Microsoft South Africa is very…

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Added by CFO South Africa on March 21, 2014 at 13:30 — No Comments

Interview Guideline CFO Awards

In March and April CFO South Africa will interview all nominated CFOs. We ask each of the judges to be present during two interviews.  The reports of these interviews will be added to the dossier of each CFO and will be used by the judges to determine their individual votes.

The goal of the interview is to get a clear picture of the CFOs involvement in the overall success of the company and the way he or she has…

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Added by CFO South Africa on March 19, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments

Get Smart CFO Event offers fascinating insights | CFO Awards jury start interviewing CFOs | Register for CFO Event Capital & Finance





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Added by CFO South Africa on March 17, 2014 at 12:24 — No Comments

CFO Awards jury interviews MiX Telematics CFO Megan Pydigadu

On Friday the jury of the CFO Awards 2014 interviewed Megan Pydigadu, Group Financial Director at MiX Telematics, an incredible South African success story which is now listed on both the JSE and the New York Stock Exchange. With her CEO working from Miami, Florida, Pydigadu works from the MiX…

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Added by CFO South Africa on March 14, 2014 at 16:30 — No Comments

South African top CFOs share their thoughts at CFO SA dinner

An impressive group of prominent South African CFOs discussed topics ranging from personal branding and ethics to shared services and cloud solutions during an exclusive dinner on13 March 2014 in the Saxon Boutique Hotel in Johannesburg. “In our daily jobs we get mostly vertically involved in our organisations. It’s…

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Added by CFO South Africa on March 14, 2014 at 16:22 — No Comments

Marie McCrea, Partner CIL: CFO - A Vision for the Future

Marie McCrea, partner at the Centre for Innovative Leadership (CIL), held an interesting presentation on the role and challenges of modern CFOs at the CFO South Africa Event Get Smart in 2014, March 13 at the Saxon.

Read her full presentation here below:

Good evening ladies & gentlemen.  It is a privilege to be invited to say a few words to here…

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Added by CFO South Africa on March 14, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments

'Get Smart' Event: InnoVent offers fascinating insights in rental of depreciating assets

Smart CFOs save money by renting fast-depreciating assets like IT-equipment, instead of buying them. That was the message of Shane Merriman, Managing Director at InnoVent Rental & Asset Management Solutions. During the CFO South Africa ‘Get Smart’ event of 13 March 2014 in the Saxon Boutique Hotel in Johannesburg, Merriman gave the attending CFOs some fascinating and challenging insights in ways to make money go further.

InnoVent has an impressive list of clients,…

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CFO Profile: Anoj Singh | Eskom

Anoj Sing | Chief Financial Officer | Eskom

Anoj Singh – current CFO of Eskom – has, amongst others, worked for food retail Group Spar and Deloitte & Touche, where he was functioning as the accountant in charge of some…

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Added by CFO South Africa on March 13, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments

CFO of Super Group interviewed by CFO Awards judges

On Thursday it was Colin Brown's turn to be interviewed by two members of the jury for the 2014 CFO Awards. As CFO at Super Group he has guided his business from a very difficult position to some remarkable success. Brown chatted to Victor Sekese (CEO at SizweNtsalubaGobodo) and Willem Jeroen Stevens (CEO…

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Added by CFO South Africa on March 13, 2014 at 12:03 — No Comments

Nominee CFO Awards: Wallace Holmes. CFO Afrocentric

Wallace Holmes is nominated for the CFO Awards. Here below the factsheet of Wallace and Afrocentric is shown. The factsheet together with his jury interview will be used to determine the CFO Award winners.

Wallace Holmes

Afrocentric Investment Corporation

Chief Financial…

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Added by CFO South Africa on March 13, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

CFO Profile: Tryphosa Ramano | PPC Cement

Tryphosa Ramano | Chief Financial Officer | PPC Cement

Tryphosa Ramano – current CFO of PPC- says that when she joined PPC, many departments like tax and IT were still in maintenance or compliance mode. She says to take pride in the fact that she has made them a…

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Added by CFO South Africa on March 13, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

CFO Profile: Simon Ridley | Standard Bank

Simon Ridley | Chief Financial Director | Standard Bank

Simon Ridley – current CFO of Standard bank – is also the Executive Director of Standard Bank South Africa Limited, which is a part of Standard Bank. Ridley tries to be an “absolute partner”  to the CEOs…

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Added by CFO South Africa on March 13, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

Nominee CFO Awards: Rob Evans, CFO Datatec

Rob Evans is nominated for the CFO Awards. Here below the factsheet of Rob and Datatec is shown. The factsheet together with his jury interview will be used to determine the CFO Award winners.

Rob Evans

Datatec

CFO

 

Age: 48

Nationality: British

CFO…

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Added by CFO South Africa on March 13, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

CFO Profile: Dudley Saayman | British American Tobacco

Dudley Saayman | Head Of Finance | British American Tobacco

Dudley Saayman – current Head of Finance of British American Tobacco – looks back at an extensive career in the tobacco industry. Saayman started his career in 1995, as a Management Accountant for the…

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Added by CFO South Africa on March 12, 2014 at 23:00 — No Comments

CFO Profile: Megan Pydigadu | Telematics

Megan Pydigadu | Group Financial Director | Mix Telematics

Megan Pydigadu – current CFO of Mix Telematics – started her career as an Audit Manager at Deloitte South Africa. In January 2002, Pydigadu started working as the Senior Divisional Finance Manager at De Beers. She then became the Group Financial Controller of Bateman in 2005. In August 2010, Pydigadu started serving as the CFO of Mix Telematics.

Pydagidu says…

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Added by CFO South Africa on March 12, 2014 at 22:30 — No Comments

CFO Profile: Lawrence Weitzman | Business Connexion

Lawrence Weitzman | Chief Financial Officer | Business Conexion Group

Over the years, Lawrence Weitzman – current CFO at Business Connexion Group – has gained a lot of experience. Weitzman has held several management positions, mostly in the ICT and financial…

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Added by CFO South Africa on March 12, 2014 at 22:30 — No Comments

CFO Profile: Kevin Johnson | Howden Africa Holdings

Kevin Johnson | Chief Financial Officer | Howden Africa Holdings

Kevin Johnson, current CFO at Howden Africa, started his career serving as a manager at Blockbuster Entertainment Group. He later became CFO of Midtown Imagining LCC. At the audit practice…

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Added by CFO South Africa on March 12, 2014 at 22:00 — No Comments

CFO Profile: John Snalam | Coronation Fund Managers

John Snalam | Chief Financial Officer | Coronation Fund Managers

John Snalam - current CFO of Coronations Fund Managers Ltd  - spent eight years working in finance operations and compliance related functions for financial services companies. In 1993, he became…

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Added by CFO South Africa on March 12, 2014 at 22:00 — No Comments

CFO Profile: Jannie Serfrontein | Eqstra

Jannie Serfontein | CEO and CFO | Eqstra Holdings

In 1999, Jannie Serfontein – current CFO and CEO of Eqstra – started his career with Deloitte. He completed his training contract and then proceeded to work for Deloitte in the United States.…

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