Meet multiple CFO Awards winner André du Plessis, Capitec CFO

Capitec CFO André du Plessis won the Compliance & Governance and Finance & Technology Awards.

At the CFO Awards on 15 May 2019, Capitec CFO André du Plessis walked away with two out of the ten awards presented that evening. 

The Compliance & Governance Award, which was sponsored by PwC, was handed to him by PwC Africa partner Shirley Machaba

About his win, he said: 

“The Capitec journey has been difficult but successful. We are told by investors that we need to relax now that we have many banking clients. However, we need to work harder and smarter every day to maintain and build the business to the next level. To transform the country, we need to work together to create jobs and inclusion. That's part of my job every day. We need to build the corporate governance that we had before state capture and governance issues. We always keep each other accountable."

The Finance & Technology Award, sponsored by Oracle, was handed to him by Oracle South Africa MD Niral Patel. 

In a follow-up interview after the awards, André said: 

“I regard the two awards as an acknowledgement of the Capitec Bank team’s achievement over the past 19 years. The awards are as much theirs as mine.” 

He concluded that Capitec will strive to continuously improve. 

André was appointed CFO of Capitec in May 2002. He joined the company in 2000 as a financial manager. He has a B.Com and is a qualified CA (SA). He specialised in the areas of business advisory, financial consulting and strategic and financial management. He served as a partner at Arthur Andersen for 10 years from 1986 to 1996. From 1996 to 2000 he was associated with Boland PKS as a chief executive, financial management. 

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