Partners flock to sponsor CFO Awards 2018

This year's finance Oscars are backed by new partners PwC, Workday, Nike and Drayton Glendower.

The CFO Awards, widely regarded as the Oscars for finance professionals in South Africa, saw a record number of partners back this year’s event. Aside from the event’s principal sponsor, Deloitte, which also sponsors three awards and audits the results of the judging process, other award sponsors include Michael Page, Oracle, PwC (new sponsor this year), RMB, Standard Bank, Thomson Reuters, and Workday (new sponsor this year). Table sponsors include PPC, Omnia, CHRO South Africa, KPMG, CFO South Africa, OUTsurance, A2X Markets, TransparenT, Nike (new sponsor), Drayton Glendower (new sponsor), and TransUnion.

This year’s list of nominees is as impressive as previous years. To view the full list of nominees for 2018, click here, and to view a video gallery of previous winners’ acceptance speeches, click here. The judging panel is equally remarkable, including the likes of Prof Wiseman Nkuhlu, Chancellor of the University of Pretoria; Simon Ridley, non-executive Director of Standard Bank, former Group FD, and CFO of the Year 2014; Leon Crouse, former CFO Remgro and Vodacom, and winner of a CFO Lifetime Achievement Award 2016. Click here to see the full list of judges.

There are ten categories of CFO Awards, including:
•    CFO of the Year
•    Public Sector CFO of the Year
•    Young CFO of the Year
•    Strategy Execution Award
•    Transformation & Empowerment Award
•    High Performance Team Award
•    Compliance & Governance Award
•    Finance Transformation Award
•    Moving into Africa Award
•    Finance & Technology Award

This year’s awards extravaganza take place tomorrow – on Thursday 10 May – at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg. The wait is almost over. Who will walk away with this year’s most prestigious finance accolades? Stay tuned to find out.

Pictured: Till Streichert, CFO of Vodacom Group and the 2017 CFO of the Year