Dis-Chem's Rui Morais nominated for CFO Awards 2018
Rui has been the CFO and an executive director at Dis-Chem Pharmacies since August 2012
Dis-Chem CFO Rui Morais has been nominated for the CFO Awards 2018. This is Rui’s debut nomination. He has been recognised for his efforts in serving as the steward of the financial division of the company – dubbed as "South Africa's pharmaceutical rock star".
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Rui has been the CFO and an executive director at Dis-Chem Pharmacies since August 2012 and boasts more than 10 years of experience in the retail pharmaceutical sector in South Africa. A chartered accountant and University of Johannesburg graduate, he previously served in a senior management role in the audit retail sector at EY, with Dis-Chem included in his portfolio.
The annual 'Oscars for South African CFOs', the CFO Awards recognise CFOs of listed companies, large corporations, state-owned entities and government institutions, and awards them for outstanding performance and leadership.
Founded in 1978 by CEO Ivan Saltzman and his wife Lynette, Dis-Chem has become a major retailer of health products, with annual sales of more than R15 billion. The company listed on the JSE in 2016 and is on an aggressive drive to double the number of outlets over the next five years.