CQS meets CFO SA: growing markets through relationships

From left to right on the picture: Alex van Groningen (CFO SA), Jacqui Freeman (CQS Technology Holdings), Melle Eijckelhoff (CFO SA), Tertia Barrett (CQS Technology Holdings), Christy Roux (CQS Technology Holdings).

"I like the fact that CFO South Africa is growing a community of CFO's for the benefit of everybody," said Jacqui Freeman of CQS Technology Holdings. At the start of a whirlwind week of meetings, interviews and events CFO SA-founders Alex van Groningen and Melle Eijckelhoff on Monday morning met with South Africa's leading software house for financial professionals.

Marketing consultant Freeman and her colleague Tertia Barrett, Head of Sales and Marketing, gave a spirited and enthusiastic account of the company's successes and aims. They also warmly welcomed the networking opportunities that CFO SA presents.

"We have always grown our markets through close relationships" Freeman said. "I think we can all benefit from more information exchange between CFOs and financial professionals and as CQS we definitely want to be part of that." Established in the early nineties, CQS now provides a full range of professional services and solutions to nearly 4,000 customers spanning Audit, Risk Management and Corporate Performance Management.

The Johannesburg based company is the market leader in South Africa and is rapidly expanding in the rest of the continent. A full account of the lively interview in which CQS talks about its successful approach, its secrets and the future will be published soon!

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