The 2021 CFO of the Year will be sharing her success story to inspire the next generation of finance leaders.
The opening keynote aims to challenge and inspire your thinking about leadership, finance and business in South Africa and the world. How can you go from success to significance in 2022 and 2023 onwards?
Bongi was inspired by the story of Nonkululeko Gobodo, the first black female CA. She couldn’t have imagined that she would one day be reaching similar heights. “I wanted to be among this group of black women who were trailblazers in the field of accounting, to analyse the numbers and help tell a story. Nonkululeko’s story became my mainstay; and it served me in my darkest and most difficult days,” she revealed in an interview for CFO Magazine.
Fast forward to 17 November 2021, Bongi was awarded the CFO of the Year 2021 Award at CFO South Africa’s annual CFO Awards ceremony, for her role as the CFO of the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA). That night, she became the first public sector CFO to win the title. She also walked away with two other coveted awards; the Public Sector CFO of the Year and the Transformation & Empowerment Award. Now, she inspires the next generation of finance leaders.
Sign up for the Finance Indaba Online now to hear Bongi’s story on 9 June 2022.