June 2014 Articles (8)

Exeptional Business Leaders - “Don’t find fault, find a remedy”

Henry Ford famously said: “Don’t find fault, find a remedy”.

This quote perfectly sums up the challenge and opportunity for you as today’s finance professional.

The business world needs solutions. Quickly. Thinkers are needed. Not just gatekeepers. But with every challenge there usually is an even bigger opportunity.

How will you stand out as the business leader and finance professional that is finding remedies?

More than numbers



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

Karl Kumbier, CEO Mercantile Bank: Weight behind entrepreneurs

“The difference between a good and a great CFO is that the latter assists his CEO pro-actively and spends a lot of time in the business,” says Karl Kumbier, Chief Executive Officer of Mercantile Bank. In a candid interview with CFO South Africa he talks about his impressive career in the banking industry and the way his bank can help spur on economic development and employment by providing financial solutions for entrepreneurs.

As a banker Kumbier has a good idea of the…


Added by CFO South Africa on June 17, 2014 at 13:30 — 1 Comment

Tyrone Soondarjee, Financial Director Sasfin: Carving out your role as CFO

“As a commercially-orientated CFO, I like to play a leading role in business which is why Sasfin is good fit for me. It offers opportunities to broaden my horizons and that is what appeals to me,” says Tyrone Soondarjee, Financial Director at Sasfin bank and the JSE-listed Sasfin Holdings Group. Speaking about the Group, Soondarjee says: “We understand entrepreneurs, because we are entrepreneurial ourselves.”

Sasfin Bank is one of the smaller banks in South Africa, and is a…


Added by CFO South Africa on June 12, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments

Johann Kunz, ‎Managing Director WNS Global Services SA: Financial outsourcing in CFO toolkits

Most CFOs will agree that it would be ideal if the talents in their finance team could be freed up to support the leadership with acquisitions, shareholder engagement and other value adding activities. Outsourcing company WNS Global Services offers them exactly that opportunity, says Johann Kunz, Managing Director at WNS in South Africa. “Outsourcing of financial functions is slowly taking off in South Africa and will become a standard part of a CFO’s toolkit,” says…


Added by CFO South Africa on June 11, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

Philip Panaino, Division President South Africa MasterCard: Contributing to a truly inclusive financial environment

“This job has given meaning to driving Financial Inclusion in South Africa and doing good as a corporate citizen,” says Philip Panaino, division president South Africa in International Markets at MasterCard. “It has always been a passion for me to contribute to a truly inclusive financial environment. Here I am able to do that, whilst working for a large multinational. For me it is a perfect marriage, the best of two worlds.”

Panaino joined MasterCard in August 2012, after…


Added by CFO South Africa on June 6, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments

Mteto Nyati, Managing Director Microsoft South Africa: Connecting the next billion

“There are still billions of people that have not been touched by technology. That is where our enormous potential lies,” says Mteto Nyati, Managing Director at Microsoft South Africa. “Technology is not an end goal; it is all about what it can do to help humanity reach its potential.” As the famous IT-company shifts from being a software company to a device and cloud company, Nyati is full of ambition and enthusiasm about opportunities in South Africa.

Nyati says that this…


Added by CFO South Africa on June 4, 2014 at 12:37 — No Comments

Pieter Bensch, Vice President Oracle South Africa: Rewarding innovative CFOs

Chief Financial Officers are important stakeholders for technology firm Oracle, so it is no surprise that Pieter Bensch, Vice President at Oracle South Africa, has a keen interest in these professionals.  Bensch has been involved in various CFO South Africa events and was one of the jury members for the inaugural CFO Awards. When adjudicating the candidates Bensch specifically looked for executives who “run a world class business” and “show innovative spirit”, he says.



Added by CFO South Africa on June 3, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

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