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I am an authentic leader, open to ideas, says Vodacom CFO Till Streichert

It didn’t take Till Streichert long to turn Vodacom’s finance team into a successful intelligence unit that keeps raising the bar globally. It is thus little wonder the German executive was named South Africa’s 2017 CFO of the Year, also walking away with the Strategy Execution and the Finance Transformation Awards. In this…

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Working at Transnet, I am basically doing my national service, says CFO Garry Pita

“It has been tricky to get politicians, our people and other stakeholders to understand that we can’t keep throwing capital at our problems. We need to focus on operational efficiencies,” says Transnet CFO, Garry Pita, winner of the Transformation & Empowerment Award at this year’s CFO Awards. Garry took over as Group…

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Added by CFO South Africa on July 25, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments

CFOs must take heed of digitalisation, says Vusi Thembekwayo

"CFOs need to consider the role that digitalisation is going to play in business. The way business is done is going to undergo a fundamental change over the next five years. The next 12 months are going to be critical for organisations that want to digitalise. On a social level, CFOs have to consider the role they play…

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Added by CFO South Africa on July 12, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments

CFOs need to be on the pulse of their organisations, says Investec's Nishlan Samujh

CFOs are an integral part of the corporate engine room. We live in difficult times – look at the conditions in Europe, the USA and back home in South Africa. CFOs have got to understand the heartbeat of their organisations and really feel the pulse, along with being connected to the external world," said Investec…

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Added by CFO South Africa on July 5, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments

CFOs should strategise for growth in the long-term, says UJ’s Ben Marx

“Strategy, strategy, strategy. In difficult economic times, it is critical that the CFO to manage, innovate and focus the company finances not only to survive short-term challenges, but to expand and grow in the long-term as well,” says the head of the University of Johannesburg’s accounting department,…

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Added by CFO South Africa on June 28, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

Engage with CFO of the Year 2017 Till Streichert at CFO Summit 4

Till Streichert (pictured), CFO of mobile communications company Vodacom Group, walked away with three awards at the 2017 CFO Awards in May. Besides claiming the coveted title of CFO of the Year, the quiet-spoken German national also scooped the Strategy Execution and Finance Transformation honours.

Citing “cutting through…

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Added by CFO South Africa on June 23, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments

CFOs should be drivers of strategy, says Transnet's Garry Pita

“CFOs need to be drivers of strategy. We need to look beyond financial reporting and management accounts and actually get involved in driving our businesses. At Transnet, we feel that the CFO is the the strategic enabler of the business. We feel that those in the profession from both public and private sectors…

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Added by CFO South Africa on June 21, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

CFOs must adapt to difficult economic times, says Wiseman Nkhulu

“The single most important thing that CFOs need to keep in mind in the years that lie ahead is how best to cut costs and drive efficiencies, ensuring that their businesses are sustainable in a difficult, low-growth environment,” said University of Pretoria Chancellor Wiseman Nkhulu.…

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Added by CFO South Africa on June 14, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

KPMG bags two awards at PEA Awards

KPMG won two prestigious accolades at the recent Private Equity Africa Awards 2017 (PEA Awards): Global Financial Advisor and Single Deal Advisor.

KPMG’s Head of Private Equity Advisory for Africa, Michael Rudnicki (pictured), said:

“We are very excited with these achievements, which enforces our vision of…

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Added by CFO South Africa on June 12, 2017 at 19:00 — No Comments

Leading executives sign up for CFO Summit 3

CFO Summit #3 on 14 June 2017 at the Summer Place in Johannesburg’s Hyde Park continues our efforts to bring the very best CFOs and experts together for exceptional learning and networking.

Do you want to know which skills have helped CFOs keep pace? Looking for new ways to drive…

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Added by CFO South Africa on June 9, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments

CFOs need to look beyond the bottom line, says Clover’s Elton Bosch

“CFOs are the custodians of capital and capital drives a lot of decision-making. Many people don’t look beyond the bottom line, but beyond the economic realities, there are socio-economic issues. CFOs need to start focusing on how they can use capital and explore synergistic…

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Added by CFO South Africa on June 7, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments

Meet Wayne Koonin (Omnia), winner of the Finance & Technology Award

Wayne Koonin, CFO of Omnia, led a strategy to implement a new, company-wide ERP system and IT platform as a basis for taking the business to a new level. For this, Wayne won the Finance & Technology Award at the recent CFO Awards, held on 11 May at…

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Added by CFO South Africa on May 23, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

Meet Debbie Ransby (Takeda), winner of the Moving into Africa Award

At the recent CFO Awards, held on 11 May at the stunning Summer Place in Johannesburg, Debbie Ransby of pharmaceutical firm Takeda Africa walked away with the Moving into Africa Award, received largely because of her change management work in Egypt, where she faced numerous tough challenges,…

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Added by CFO South Africa on May 22, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

Meet Nishlan Samujh (Investec), winner of the Compliance & Governance Award

For his diligent and forward-looking approach to risk and audit, Investec CFO Nishlan Samujh went home with the Compliance & Governance Award at this year’s CFO Awards, held on 11 May at Summer Place in Johannesburg.

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Added by CFO South Africa on May 19, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

Meet Garry Pita (Transnet), winner of the Transformation & Empowerment Award

Transnet CFO Garry Pita won the Transformation & Empowerment Award at this year’s CFO Awards, held on 11 May at Summer Place, Johannesburg, thanks to the massive role he plays in boosting preferential procurement and development of suppliers.…

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Added by CFO South Africa on May 18, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

Meet Ramasela Ganda (Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality), winner of the Public Sector CFO of the Year Award

Ramasela Ganda is the first-ever municipal CFO to win at the CFO Awards. In Ekurhuleni Municipality, she introduced state-of-the-art technology and convinced politicians to not only focus the budget on social grants. “It was always a fight to convince councillors that a sizeable part of the…

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Added by CFO South Africa on May 17, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

Meet Nishant Saxena (Cipla), winner of two awards at the CFO Awards 2017, including Young CFO of the Year

Cipla Sub-Saharan Africa CFO Nishant Saxena received the highly coveted Young CFO of the Year Award, for finance leaders who are 40 years or younger, as well as the High Performance Team Award, at this year's CFO Awards, held on 11 May at Summer Place, Johannesburg.…

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Added by CFO South Africa on May 16, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

Meet Till Streichert (Vodacom), winner of three awards at the CFO Awards 2017

For his executive role in ensuring ongoing success at telecoms behemoth Vodacom, CFO Till Streichert received three awards at this year’s CFO Awards, held on 11 May at Summer Place, Johannesburg. Till walked away with the most coveted award – CFO of the Year – as well as the…

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Added by CFO South Africa on May 15, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

All systems go for CFO Awards 2017

The long wait for the annual ‘Oscars for South African CFOs', which recognise CFOs of listed companies, large corporations, state-owned entities and government institutions, and awards them for outstanding performance and leadership, is finally over.

Later today, leading finance…

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Added by CFO South Africa on May 11, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

Young CFO of the Year 2016: Watch the NAC's Dumisani Dlamini

With the excitement building ahead of the CFO Awards 2017 later today, we thought we would give you a taste of what is to come with scenes from last year's extravaganza. The annual 'Oscars for South African CFOs' recognise CFOs of listed companies, large corporations,…

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Added by CFO South Africa on May 11, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments

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