CFO South Africa Newsletter | Nel: You can not walk away, after giving your advice | Mocke: Don't give me numbers, tell me what they mean | Two CFO Round Tables October 3rd

CFO South Africa Newsletter | Wednesday 11 September 2013 Dear CFO South Africa member, Read Exclusive CFO South Africa Articles Hennie Nel, Santam: You can not walk away, after giving your advice Hennie Nel did not choose the easiest moment to move to a short term insurance firm, but he says that doing good work in a rough economic climate is actually one of the things he has valued the most so far. Kirsten Mocke, EMC: Don’t give me numbers, tell me what they mean Being able to predict and steer the near and mid-term future is one of the crucial mandates for a CFO or finance director – in Mocke’s experience there is often a lot of room for improvement. Do you want to be interviewed by CFO South Africa? Showcase your work and that of your company to 3500 members of CFO South Africa. Melle Eijckelhoff, Director of CFO South Africa will be in Johannesburg in October and will be conducting personal interviews. If you are interested, send an email to Jurrien Morsch at [email protected] The 5th CFO South Africa Event At the two CFO Round Tables on October 3rd at the Saxon Boutique Hotel, CFOs from top tier South African companies, such as JSE, Lonmin, Discovery Health, TigerBrands, Telkom, Sentula Minings, Eskom, Postbank, SARS, HSRC, Absa, AGSA, Standard Chartered Bank, Dell, FNB, Comair, Nedbank, City of Johannesburg, and many more will be sharing and exploring new ideas about ‘Managing Corporate Growth’. First CFO Round Table What does your agenda look like when it comes to managing corporate growth? For a CFO, there are many aspects to consider when facilitating growth.For example, the numerous strategic options for funding and investing.The need for financial insight to make the right decisions. The risk involved in Mergers and Acquisitions or the entrée of new markets. On top of that, there is a supplier site to manage and economies of scale to benefit from. How do you deal with these challenges today and how could a Finance Modernization look like to streamline systems and processes? Together with 12 of your peers we will discuss these aspects of managing corporate growth and share our experiences and knowledge. Second CFO Round Table Managing Corporate Growth CFOs and finance directors working in South Africa will share their vision and knowledge on Managing Corporate Growth with us at the CFO Round Table. During the Round Table we will share ideas and experiences with the challenges to fund, manage and stimulate corporate growth. For example, How do you get the most out of your working capital and are there opportunities in your company to free up cash for growth? The CFO Round Table will include 12 carefully selected CFOs who will have the privilege to converse in an intimate setting. Stay connected with CFO South Africa Become a member of CFO South Africa Stay on top of current updates in the world of finance and keep track of newly published interviews with CFOs and CEOs by becoming a member on the CFO South Africa Website. Join CFO South Africa on LinkedIn Take advantage right away: Share knowledge, exchange interests and open up business opportunities with other finance professionals through the LinkedIn group:CFO South Africa | Finance Professionals South Africa. Feel free to contact us Do you have any requests, please let us know. Any suggestions or comments are welcome. Kind Regards, Melle Eijckelhoff Director CFO South Africa | [email protected] (c) 2013 | CFO South Africa is published by Alex van Groningen BV To control which emails you receive from CFO South Africa, please change your email preferences at cfo.co.za by selecting under settings "I do not want to receive emails from CFO South Africa | Finance Professionals South Africa"