Successful Round Table CFO SA in Johannesburg

In the picture: Melle Eijckelhoff (CFO SA), Sizwe Nkosi (Metmar Limited), Warren Prinsloo (Jasco), Mangadi Dikotla (Africa Oil), Muller Strauss (African Bank), Jobo Moshesh (SITA), Christian Campagna (Accenture), Bikash Prasad (Olam International), Ryno Matthee (Accenture), Jo-Ann Pohl (Standard Chartered Bank), Vincent Masilo, Bright Amisi (SABS).

During a hugely successful round table discussion a selection of influential South African CFOs shared their experiences and discussed common challenges in the modern South African business world. In a frank conversation hosted by Accenture and organized by the fast-growing networking platform CFO SA, topics ranged from funding for growth, attracting and retaining talent to dealing with the daily avalanches of e-mails.

The round table proved to be a true meeting of great minds, in which there was equal room for serious in depth discussion and solution sharing, "We never used to do this as CFOs as we are bad in networking," one CFO remarked, "We are just too busy." The discussion clearly left the participants feeling rejuvenated and CFO SA sees tremendous opportunities to play a further role in bringing South African CFOs together.

The round table in the Maslow hotel was the second event of its kind and the first one in Johannesburg, the engine of the African economy. The discussion was followed by a lively Café, attended by around 100 finance professionals. Christian Campagna, the lead of Accenture's Finance and Enterprise Performance Practice in Europe, Africa and Latin America and Neal Boardman, Senior manager Management Consulting in South Africa gave exciting presentations on a recent Shared Services study.

CFO South Africa launched in September 2011. Since then, the online network for finance professionals in South Africa has become the leading CFO Community in South Africa. The website connects finance professionals to share knowledge, exchange of interests and open up business opportunities. We invite all finance professionals working in South Africa to get connected. Through further building the community we wish to establish a great network of the top of South Africa's finance professionals and therewith contribute to the growth of the country. "Knowledge is power and sharing is caring. Once you bring knowledgeable and caring people with power together, that's where change begins."

If you also want to be part of the leading South African CFO community or you want to know more about hosting a CFO event, don't hesitate to get in touch with CFO SA. Please contact Jurriën Morsch on [email protected] .