CFO South Africa Newsletter March 29th 2013


March 14 CFO South Africa Event huge success

During a successful round table discussion at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton on March 14th among others the CFOs of Olam, Jasco, Metmar, SITA, Standard Chartered Bank, African Bank shared their experiences and discussed common challenges in the modern South African business world. The CFO round table is a unique platform for Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) from top performing companies only to share their thoughts and concepts with around 10 other CFOs. Participants are carefully hand-picked for the unique advantage they bring to the table, creating an unparalleled level of discussion and an ideal environment for idea generation. The march 14 round table proved to be a true meeting of great minds and left the participants feeling rejuvenated and CFO SA sees tremendous opportunities to play a further role in bringing South African CFOs together. Read the whole article here.

After the CFO round table a group of over 80 finance professionals joined the event and took the opportunity to meet and greet their peers and expand their professional network at the "CFO Cafe". The CFO Café started with Master Classes about Accenture's Shared Services study from Christian Campagna and Neal Boardman and ended with everyone networking and boosting their professional relationships. Make sure to block 14 & 16 May, for the next CFO Cafés. View the photos from the march 14 event here.

Join the upcoming CFO Cafés in may in Sandton and Cape Town
Share your experiences, ideas and opinions. Meet CFOs of leading companies like PIC, Servest, Discovery Health, Umgeni, Universal Coal, General Electric, Jasco and Winhold and join the CFO Cafés. Register (free of charge):

Are you a CFO or finance director of a top tier company? Let us invite you.
CFO South Africa organises a unique series of exclusive CFO Round Tables (16.00-18.00) and dinners (18.00-22.00). If you are a CFO of a top tier company than let us invite you for May 14th in Cape Town at the Twelve Apostles Hotel, May 15th in Sandton at the Westcliff Hotel, or May 16th in Sandton at the Saxon Boutique Hotel. Send an email to [email protected] .

*CFO South Africa events are for senior financial executives working in companies with revenues exceeding 100 million rand. If you are not part of the target audience but would like to participate in the event, please contact [email protected] and download our Partner Proposal.

Read interesting articles and interviews on
2 Weeks ago our directors Alex van Groningen and Melle Eijckelhoff had an exciting visit to Johannesburg and met with several prominent thought leaders.

If you would like to read more interviews with CQS, Readsoft, IBM, The Hackett Group, IQ Business, SET Recruitment, FD Centre, Innovent, Bain & Company and Robert Walters please click this link.

Would you also like to see your company's profile on Let us interview you!
Melle Eijckelhoff will be in Cape Town the 13th & 14th of May and in Johannesburg the 16th & 17th of May. We would very much like to meet with companies who are interested in showing their company to the CFO Community. Please send an email to [email protected].

About CFO South Africa

CFO South Africa launched in September 2011. Since then, the network for finance professionals in South Africa has been growing at a rapid pace. CFO South Africa connects finance professionals in order to share knowledge, exchange interests and open up business opportunities. CFO South Africa invites all finance professionals working in South Africa to get connected. Through further building the community CFO South Africa wishes to establish a great network of the top South African finance professionals and therewith contribute to the growth of the country. Over 2500 finance professionals allready have joined CFO South Africa. Read more.

Kind Regards,

Jurriën Morsch
Community Manager CFO South Africa
[email protected] | + 27110837515 |

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