Nominate your inspirational CFO to be recognised at the 2021 CFO Awards


The CFO Awards recognise top CFOs for outstanding performance and excellent leadership.

With South Africa being thrown into the storm that is Covid-19 this year, CFOs have had to learn how to swim and how to save their companies from drowning. Their adaptability and leadership has been tested during this time, as they manage the fallout of Covid-19 and a weak economy.

However, most of them have survived and thrived during this time, and now it’s your turn to give them the recognition they deserve as nominations for the 2021 CFO Awards open. You can now nominate your finance colleagues to be recognised and celebrated for the exceptional work they have been doing within their companies.

Nominees will undergo intensive interviews and a rigorous judging process to determine the winners of the various awards being presented on the night of the ceremony. The awards will be:

  • Public Sector CFO of the Year
  • Young CFO of the Year
  • Strategy Execution Award
  • Transformation & Empowerment Award
  • Compliance & Governance Award
  • Finance Transformation Award
  • Moving into Africa Award
  • Finance & Technology Award
  • High-performance Team Award

But the biggest question of all: Who will be the next CFO of the Year to join the ranks of:

  • 2014 - Simon Ridley, then group FD at Standard Bank
  • 2015 - Deon Viljoen, then CFO Alexander Forbes
  • 2016 - Reeza Isaacs, CFO Woolworths
  • 2017 - Till Streichert, CFO Vodacom
  • 2018 - Christine Ramon, CFO AngloGold Ashanti
  • 2019 - Ralph Mupita, CFO MTN

The 2020 CFO Awards winners will be announced on 25 November during a small ceremony at the Polo Room. The event, which was supposed to happen earlier in the year, was delayed due to the Covid-19 lockdown regulations in place to curb the spread of lockdown and will still adhere to current regulations, with only 250 exclusive people attending the event.

The annual CFO Awards recognises CFOs of listed companies, large corporations, state-owned entities and government institutions and awards them for outstanding performance and leadership. Over 350 top CFOs, VIPs and business partners will attend the event to enjoy networking, entertainment and a scrumptious dinner.

After being locked in their homes for almost six months due to the lockdown, the finance professionals will be eager to don their ball gowns and tuxedos for an evening of extravagance.

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