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The founder's spirit: Investec CFO and Yuppiechef co-founder at CFO Summit 5

What is the secret sauce that founders bring to a business? And how can finance help facilitate keeping the spirit alive in a growing company? Those were some of the questions explored by award-winning Investec CFO Nishlan Samujh, Yuppiechef co-founder Paul Galatis and Oracle's Armin…

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Added by Alex van Groningen (CFO SA) on September 21, 2017 at 11:30 — No Comments

Purpose and agility: riveting learning at CFO SA’s endurance event

What can CFOs learn from Muhammad Ali’s rumble in the jungle? What lessons can they glean from the fateful travels of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton? Tuesday’s riveting CFO Breakfast, sponsored by Sage, gave finance leaders intimate insight into the role of…

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Added by CFO South Africa on September 5, 2017 at 16:00 — No Comments

Networking with authenticity: women CFOs and mentees dine and discuss

How can women be more effective in the workplace? And in life? On 17 August 2017, CFO South Africa hosted this year's Women’s Dinner at the Saxon Hotel in Sandton to provide a networking opportunity and panel of inspirational speakers for women CFOs. The delegates had been encouraged to bring their mentees to the event, to…

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Added by CFO South Africa on August 18, 2017 at 9:30 — No Comments

Shape your organisation: surprisingly awesome office space debate at #CFOSummit

“You can use your office space to create happier and more productive staff by making sure that you're providing a space that makes them feel engaged, empowered and fulfilled,” said Craig Hean, MD of JLL Sub-Saharan Africa, who was speaking yesterday at the CFO Summit. 

During a panel discussion on how to make your office…

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

Skills CFOs need to survive: exceptional insights at June's #CFOSummit

With the purse strings in their hands and the demands of their board, stakeholders and personal lives, CFOs face numerous pressures, especially in the current volatile market. The latest CFO Summit equipped them for survival and future success.

By Iga Motylska

The hour-long masterclass entitled Talent, Culture and…

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Added by CFO South Africa on June 15, 2017 at 8:30 — No Comments

Glorious 2017 CFO Awards: the sky is the limit for financial excellence

Vodacom's CFO Till Streichert was the big winner at the 2017 CFO Awards, taking home the title of CFO of the Year and adding the coveted Strategy Execution and Finance Transformation awards to his collection for good measure. The annual glamorous celebration of excellence…

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Added by CFO South Africa on May 12, 2017 at 9:30 — No Comments

Cloud power and volatility's opportunity: jam-packed Cape Town CFO Summit

In an ever more volatile world, chief financial officers constantly have to revise their strategies to anticipate changing markets and currencies, particularly when considering large-scale acquisitions.

The CFO Summit in Cape Town at the Radisson Blu Hotel on 22 March 2017 saw two jam-packed…

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Added by CFO South Africa on March 23, 2017 at 9:00 — No Comments

Boardroom skills as important as the numbers, say public sector CFOs - #findaba16

CFOs in the public sector have to be as skilled in the art of strategic relationship-building and diplomacy as they are with working with numbers, finance executives agreed in a breakaway session at the Finance Indaba…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 18, 2016 at 15:00 — No Comments

Disrupt, or be disrupted – CFOs discuss digital transformation

“By show of hands, how many people in the room have begun a digital transformation project in the last 12 months?” CFO South Africa MD Graham Fehrsen asked the crowd during his welcoming at the first Johannesburg breakfast event hosted by CFO South Africa on 15 September 2016. Virtually every attendant raised their hands. “So everybody is here to discover why it is not…

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Added by CFO South Africa on September 15, 2016 at 16:30 — No Comments

Public sector CFOs and CIOs are trying to embrace the future

From medical emergency drones, to self-driving vehicles to a Google Hangouts gathering of Archbishop Desmond Tutu in South Africa and the Dalai Lama in Tibet: technology makes amazing things possible, as long as we embrace it. During a breakfast event on 13 September 2016, the…

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Added by CFO South Africa on September 14, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Tell better stories & be a better leader: Peter Christie at public sector CFO event

"One of the challenges for corporate leaders is that often, they are not good communicators, or are not very effective communicators. They largely communicate via email, company newsletters or noticeboards, and PowerPoint presentations. To get the key message through you’ve got to be more creative than that and become a better storyteller,” says consultant and academic,…

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Added by CFO South Africa on July 28, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Essential learning as CFO Colin Brown shares how critical treasury is to Super Group

Through some incredible tech-enabled financial discipline, CFO Colin Brown helped saving Super Group from the abyss, setting the South African flagship firm on course again for massive expansion. Since then successes have been commonplace, with Colin (pictured…

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Added by CFO South Africa on July 26, 2016 at 10:00 — No Comments

Are you future ready? Great insights at CFO breakfast in Cape Town

To be ready for the future, CFOs need to embrace imagination, make bold choices and be intimately connected to customers and employees. Those were some of the main takeaways at a lively CFO breakfast debate in Cape Town's Westin Hotel on Tuesday 12 July 2016.…

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Added by CFO South Africa on July 13, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

CFOs discuss effective workforce health strategies to drive the bottom line

“It is important to understand that the wellness component and the health component are not the same thing and it’s not just a tick the box exercise,” said Jo Pohl, chief financial…

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Added by CFO South Africa on June 23, 2016 at 9:00 — No Comments

Can the CFO be a true business partner, and is there really such as thing as control, pondered SA's public sector CFOs

“The biggest challenge for public sector CFOs is supporting the mandate. Some mandates are unfunded or contradictory,” said one of the participants at last night’s round table for public sector CFOs, held at the Menlyn Boutique Hotel. The evening’s discussion centered on effective…

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Added by CFO South Africa on April 8, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Preparation is key to successful M&A - CFO event 6 April 2016

“Walking away is the hardest thing to do when your deal’s very attractive. But if you have a walk-away point that makes it very easy. And you have to have that,” said Imraan Soomra, Group FD, Oceana Group. “It’s about the preparedness. If you always know in the back of your mind why you’re doing this,…

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Added by CFO South Africa on April 7, 2016 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

Local talent in the spotlight at smashing CFO event 'Moving into Africa'

Innovative ways to identify and develop top local talent in African countries were the hottest topic of conversation during an extremely insightful CFO South Africa event about Moving into (the rest of) Africa, hosted by Standard Bank at its impressive Rosebank premises on 16 March…

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Added by CFO South Africa on March 17, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Standing up for what’s right - public sector CFOs discuss leadership and fear

A round table for public sector CFOs took a fascinating turn when one of the participants told how she had stood up against wrongdoing and taken her superiors to court. Hosted by CFO South Africa and partner KPMG the discussion on 15 March 2016 at the Marion on Nicol focused on…

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Added by CFO South Africa on March 16, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

The new public sector CFO: agile, empowered, customer-centric

Agility, customer-centricity and changing the way people see the public sector CFO were the central themes dominating the CFO public sector round table, held on 23 February 2016 at Summer Place in Hyde Park, Johannesburg. Moderated by Terrence Taylor, General Manager:…

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 24, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

People, processes and tech key at vibrant Get Smart in 2016 event

People, processes and technology took centre stage during an incredibly well-attended CFO event on 23 February 2016 at Summer Place in Hyde Park, Johannesburg. Thanks to the expert contribution of partners…

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 24, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

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