CFO Awards 2018: high praise from CFOs and sponsors

CFOs and business leaders from partner firms like Deloitte, PwC, EY, Thomson Reuters and Ansarada showered the 2018 CFO Awards in compliments and rave reviews after the successful gala event on 10 May at Constitution Hill.

(In the top photo: the team of principal CFO Awards sponsor Deloitte with AngloGold Ashanti CFO Christine Ramon, who won CFO of the Year 2-18 and three other awards.)

Christine Ramon (AngloGold Ashanti), Rui Morais (Dis-Chem Pharmacies) and Krish Kumar (eThekwini Municipality) were the biggest winners at the 2018 CFO Awards, taking home eight out of ten prizes. But they weren't the only ones who had a great evening during the 'Oscars for finance executives' in Johannesburg.

Here is a selection of some of the rave reviews:

"The CFO Awards are an amazing celebration of excellence, integrity and leadership across industry - a must attend event and truly the Oscars of the Finance world!" 
Sneha Shah, MD, Thomson Reuters Africa

“An excellent afternoon and evening of discussions, networking and entertainment.”
Lars Fisher, Operating Director, Michael Page (pictured above with Heidelberg SA CFO Marc Lotter and Julian Palliam, VF Finance at Metso)

“A world class event. It was exceptionally well organised, well attended and was a really good evening out. It proved to be a valuable networking and branding opportunity for us.”
Kevin Brady, CEO, A2X

"Highest quality network & subject matter of it's kind in the market."
Arie Maree, MD, Ansarada

"Congratulations on a great event, to which I was proud that the Deloitte brand was linked."
Trevor Brown, Chairperson, Deloitte Africa (pictured above with Isaac Malevu, CFO Standard Bank CIB Client Coverage)

"Well done! I thought it was a great evening."
James du Preez, Clients & Markets Development Leader, PwC

"I want to thank you for making this CFO gathering particularly eventful: The masterclass was truly exceptional and provocative; The venue was excellent; The function was well run and something I can talk about for a while…!"
Ajith Haripaul, CFO, EY

“Congratulation on an excellent CFO Awards 2018 – I am honored to be part of this.”
Prof Ben Marx, HOD Accounting, University of Johannesburg

“Thanks for a wonderful evening. My awards were a great inspiration to my team and uplifting for the entire company.”
Christine Ramon, CFO, AngloGold Ashanti (CFO of the Year 2018 - pictured above with her financial controller Meroonisha Kerber and four awards)

"Thanks a lot, it was really a great evening and the award made it even greater."
Krish Kumar, eThekwini Municipality (Public Sector CFO of the Year 2018)

“It was very much unexpected and really good to receive the recognition on a wonderful evening.”
Rui Morais, CFO Dis-Chem Pharmacies (Young CFO of the Year 2018)

“It was a time well spent with colleagues from different industries while having a shared vision towards inclusive economic development for this country and abroad.”
Joe Ndala, CFO, AECOM Africa

"A classy and amazing event that celebrates excellence."
Nyasha Madavo, CFO, Black Umbrellas

"I feel honored to have been part of such an amazing event showcasing finance excellence."
Refiloe Nkadimeng, CFO, Thebe

"The CFO Awards session is really the 'Oscars of Finance' - a top class event where the South African Finance community comes together to celebrate, network and 'set the bar higher' for the profession."
Till Streichert, CFO, Vodacom (CFO of the Year 2017)

"CFO South Africa has provided me with a great forum to meet other CFO's, to network and also be recognised for the role that I have played in the financial world of building a better South Africa for all."
Glenn Fullerton, CFO, Nampak