Standard Bank recognises CFOs who see opportunities in Africa at 2021 CFO Awards


Clive Potter says to recognise a CFO who has the same vision as Standard Bank is a great opportunity.

Standard Bank Group, which has been present across Africa for more than 158 years, will be sponsoring the ‘Moving Into Africa Award’ at this year’s CFO Awards.

According to Clive Potter, head of client coverage, wholesale clients, Standard Bank South Africa, “It is an absolute privilege for Standard Bank to be a part of this event and to be sponsoring the prestigious award that recognises the work CFOs put into their businesses and their contribution to South Africa’s corporate landscape.”

As a leading Africa-focused financial services organisation, Standard Bank’s goal is to drive growth across the continent, and celebrating a CFO with the same vision as theirs is a great opportunity for the bank, says Clive.

He explains that South Africa has always been considered a strong gateway into the rest of Africa, which is seen as one of the most attractive high-growth regions globally, driven by a young, growing and more affluent population, increased urbanisation, a significant rise in the embrace of a digital economy, driving innovation, deepening financial inclusion and an abundance of resources.

“Having open-minded and skilled CFOs who see the opportunities across Africa and are able to leverage these to support the long-term sustainable growth of their businesses is a strong proposition and it is important that we recognise them,” Clive says.

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