May 2014 Articles (12)

Adriana de Roock, Managing Director Greymatter & Finch: Use reporting to improve business

“As a JSE-listed company you have to spend money on an integrated report. So the best thing you can do as a CFO is to use that money and leverage it to improve the business and to keep your investor network abreast of what your company is planning for the long term,” says Adriana de Roock, Managing Director at Greymatter & Finch. 

Her fast growing company, born in the Cape but with an expanding footprint in Johannesburg, offers just that. “We do everything in-house. We…


Added by CFO South Africa on May 30, 2014 at 9:41 — No Comments

Gregory Nott, Director Werksmans Attorneys: Follow the trends, not the headlines

When somebody with experience and a great deal of insight speaks positively about South Africa, it makes a lasting impression. Especially when he is a former Global Lawyer of the Year, argued for the release of political prisoners during apartheid, defended the dignity of a number of sports heroes and has been praised for brokering successful deals in the energy sector. Such a person is Gregory Nott, who joined Werksmans Attorneys in 2012 to develop the Africa practice.



Added by CFO South Africa on May 27, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments

Microsoft and Sasfin Bank endorse CFO South Africa

CFO South Africa's founder and director Alex van Groningen paid visits to the Johannesburg offices of Microsoft and Sasfin Bank on Friday. He had great conversations with Mteto Nyati, Managing Director for Microsoft South Africa, and Tyrone Soondarjee, Financial Director at Sasfin Bank. While the full…


Added by CFO South Africa on May 16, 2014 at 15:00 — No Comments

Standard Bank’s Simon Ridley named CFO of the Year 2014

(From left to right in the photo: Alex van Groningen (Director CFO South Africa), Anoj Singh (Group CFO Transnet, Simon Ridley (Group CFO Standard Bank), Aarti Takoordeen (CFO JSE Limited), John King (Group Finance Director  EOH), Colin Brown (CFO SUper Group) and Melle…


Added by CFO South Africa on May 15, 2014 at 22:00 — 1 Comment

Adriana de Roock, Greymatter & Finch: CFOs need to see advantage integrated reports

"Many CFOs don't understand the advantages that integrated reports can offer," says Adriana de Roock, managing director at Greymatter & Finch (GMF), a firm that offers a full suite of reporting services to listed companies in South Africa. On Thursday CFO South Africa's founding director Alex van…


Added by CFO South Africa on May 15, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

CFO SA meets Philip Panaino, division president South Africa at MasterCard

Philip Panaino would go as far as saying his move to MasterCard in August 2012 has "given meaning" to his life. On Wednesday CFO South Africa met with Panaino in his office on the Melrose Boulevard in Johannesburg. He spoke freely about his move to the credit card company, his work with South Africa's main…


Added by CFO South Africa on May 14, 2014 at 17:00 — No Comments

Bikash Prasad, CFO South and East Africa at Olam International: Contributing to Africa’s agricultural future

“Africa should be a net food exporter, but it is a net importer at the moment,” says Bikash Prasad, CFO South and East Africa at Olam International, a Singapore-headquartered integrated supply chain managing firm and processor of agricultural products and food ingredients. The Durban-based Prasad has a passion for the continent. “We want to play an important role in the growth of Africa,” he says. 

Olam International started in 1989 as a cashew nut producer in Nigeria and…


Added by CFO South Africa on May 13, 2014 at 15:30 — No Comments

Greg Nott, Werksmans chats to CFO South Africa

On Tuesday Alex van Groningen, founding director of CFO South Africa, had the pleasure of meeting Greg Nott, director at Werksmans Attorneys. They chatted about the state of South Africa, which Nott sees in a positive light, and about the growing economies in he rest of the continent. Werksmans is preparing…


Added by CFO South Africa on May 13, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments

The votes are in! Who wins the CFO Awards 2014?

The champagne has been put on ice, the evening gowns are being selected and the tuxedos are being dry cleaned one last time – South Africa is counting down to the CFO Awards.

Today the last members of the eminent jury for the first annual CFO Awards have cast their vote, which means the points can be tallied and the winners of the prestigious awards decided upon. The CFO Award show on Thursday is proving to become…


Added by CFO South Africa on May 12, 2014 at 14:37 — No Comments

CFO Profile: Dalu Majeke | National Treasury

Dalu Majeke | Chief Financial Officer | National Treasury

Dalu Majeke – current CFO of National Treasury South Africa – started his career as an Accountant to Assistant manager for the National Prosecuting Authority in 1998. He later became the Financial Manager of the Department of Land Affairs and the Director of National Treasury. In November 2009, Majeke was named Chief Financial Officer of National Treasury South…


Added by CFO South Africa on May 7, 2014 at 17:00 — No Comments

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