2018 highlight: AngloGold Ashanti's Christine Ramon named CFO of the Year


At a glittering ceremony in May, Christine came away with a record four CFO Awards.

The CFO Awards, highlight of the CFO South Africa calendar, took place at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg on Thursday 10 May. 

Christine Ramon, CFO of AngloGold Ashanti, was named CFO of the Year, making her the first female winner of the headline award, as well as being the first person to take home four of the coveted prizes: the Compliance & Governance Award, the High-Performance Team Award, and the Moving into Africa Award.

She took the opportunity to affirm her commitment to ethical leadership within South African business, urging others to do the same. 

“This is the time for ethical leadership, it’s the time for CFOs and the profession to stand tall.” 

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Christine Ramon: Empowering women leaders 

Rui Morais, Dis-Chem Pharmacies CFO, was crowned young CFO of the year, and also won the Strategy Execution Award and the Finance & Technology Award

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Dis-Chem’s Rui Morais: “I am my own harshest critic”

Dr Krish Kumar, CFO of eThekwini Municipality, was named Public Sector CFO of the Year. 

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eThekwini’s Krish Kumar opens up about his zero tolerance for corruption 

The Transformation & Empowerment Award went to former Servest CFO Peter Walsh, who had recently moved on to his new job at ITL

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ITL CFO Peter Walsh: “Successful transformation requires an all-in attitude” 

The Finance Transformation Award was won by Aspen Pharmacare CFO Sean Capazorio.

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8 questions for Aspen CFO Sean Capazorio 

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The annual CFO Awards are hosted by CFO South Africa, and in 2018 were supported by principal sponsor Deloitte, and additional sponsors Standard Bank, Oracle, Thomson Reuters, PwC, Workday, RMB and Michael Page

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