Meet Till Streichert (Vodacom), winner of three awards at the CFO Awards 2017

For his executive role in ensuring ongoing success at telecoms behemoth Vodacom, CFO Till Streichert received three awards at this year’s CFO Awards, held on 11 May at Summer Place, Johannesburg. Till walked away with the most coveted award – CFO of the Year – as well as the Strategy Execution and Finance Transformation Awards.

Till called his wins a "real privilege". He said:

"What fascinates me about finance is that, in essence, the sky is the limit. You can do pretty much anything you want. You are in charge of looking at the accounts, you are a finance steward, you look at strategy and are deeply involved in the business, and can create new things. In all of this, it's about passion."

Till took the reins as CFO of Vodacom Group in August 2015, after serving as the Executive Director of Finance for Vodacom SA from February 2014. He had been the CFO of Vodafone Romania and held a number of senior positions in that country. Till started out working for the CEO of T-Mobile Germany and moved on to senior roles at T-Mobile UK, in addition to working as a strategy consultant at The Boston Consulting Group. He holds a doctoral degree from the Hanover College.

The annual 'Oscars for South African CFOs', recognise CFOs of listed companies, large corporations, state-owned entities and government institutions, and awards them for outstanding performance and leadership. Other winners included Ramasela Ganda, Nishant Saxena, Garry Pita, Nishlan Samujh, Debbie Ransby and Wayne Koonin.