Ascendis appoints new CFO

Ascendis has appointed Cheryl-Jane Kujenga as its new CFO.

Healthcare group Ascendis has named Cheryl-Jane Kujenga as its new CFO with effect from December 2020.

Cheryl has held roles in various companies including being a partner at EY for nine years, where she had a dual role as an assurance partner and the strategic growth markets leader for Africa.

She is taking up the Ascendis position following her role as CFO at Adcorp, where she led the company through a balance sheet restructuring process. She later served as Adcorp’s interim CEO from October 2019 to May 2020 when she resigned from her CFO position and the board.

Cheryl has been nominated for the 2020 CFO Awards for her role at Adcorp.

She has also served on the Accounting Standards Board, South Africa for six years.

Cheryl steps into the shoes of Kieron Futter, who was Ascendis’s CFO for five years.