African Oxygen (Afrox) CFO Matthias Vogt has been nominated for the CFO Awards 2019.
Afrox’s Matthias Vogt has been nominated for the work he has done supporting a necessary turnaround at the industrial gases company as CFO.
The CFO Awards 2019, known as the ‘Oscars for South African finance professionals’, gives CFOs of listed companies, large corporations, state-owned entities and government institutions the opportunity to be recognised and rewarded for their exceptional performance and leadership.
In an interview with CFO South Africa Matthias said that he believes that the right value set and mindset is what makes a great CFO. He said that having the right mindset can “influence the wider organisation - the people directly around you, the other executives and the board.”
He also believes a great CFO strives for excellence in what they are doing.
He joined Afrox as the acting CFO in July 2015 and became the CFO in August 2017. He has been with Afrox’s parent company the Linde Group for nine years. There, he held various senior positions in Corporate Finance. Before his role as CFO, Matthias was responsible for the implementation of Global Shared Services throughout the group. He has Diploma in Business and Administration from Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences.
Afrox is sub-Saharan Africa’s market leader in gases and welding products. Afrox was founded in 1927, listed on the JSE in 1963, and has prospered by constantly meeting the needs of customers and developing solutions that add value to customers’ applications. Their parent company, The Linde Group, is a global gases, engineering, and technology company. Afrox operates in South Africa and in nine other African countries and manages operations in five more countries on behalf of The Linde Group.