Andre du Plessis nominated for 2019 CFO Awards
Capitec CFO and global adventurer Andre du Plessis has been nominated for the CFO Awards.
Andre du Plessis has been nominated for the CFO Awards for his work as CFO of Capitec. This is his second nomination, having received a previous nod in 2014.
The CFO Awards 2019, known as the ‘Oscars for South African finance professionals’, gives CFOs of listed companies, large corporations, state-owned entities and government institutions the chance to be recognised and rewarded for their exceptional performance and leadership.
In an interview in 2014, Andre said that tackling adventures is all about teamwork and planning and realising beforehand that there will be things that go wrong.
“In that sense adventure in my personal life and my professional life go hand in hand and that is the case for many of my colleagues at Capitec.”
His adventurous approach was also highlighted in the Q4 edition of CFO Magazine, in which he shared his love of biking in exotic locations like Panama, Russia and Alaska. He further revealed how he handled the “gray hairs” of dealing with the Viceroy report, and how a prompt response turned the negative narrative around.
Andre is the co-founder of Capitec and was appointed as its chief financial officer in 2002 after being its financial manager since 2000. Prior to founding Capitec, Andre served as the chief executive of financial management at Boland PKS. Before that he was a partner at Arthur Andersen for 10 years.
He has a B.Com degree and is a qualified CA(SA) with expertise in the areas of business advisory, financial consulting, and strategic and financial management.
Capitec Bank is a South African retail bank. As of August 2017 the bank was the second largest retail bank in South Africa, based on number of customers, with 120 000 customers opening new accounts per month.