The two most important events in the calendar of every South African CFOs have received a massive boost, with the announcement of the sponsorship by Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals.
"Thomson Reuters’ mission is to empower Africa’s success, partnering with business and government leaders to apply data, thought leadership, tools and technology to solve important challenges for Africa,” explains Sneha Shah, MD for Thomson Reuters in Africa (pictured). “We believe that digitisation of financial workflows, RegTech and FinTech approaches to risk and compliance, and industry partnerships can take us all further and faster together.”
CFO Day on 17 July 2018 at Marble Restaurant is a landmark event for CFOs, with an incredible programme of top CEOs and change leaders. According to Sneha this is a perfect match for Thomson Reuters:
“CFO South Africa is a fantastic community of leaders and a curated platform for important conversations that will drive businesses forward in South Africa, at a critical time for the economy. From big data to ethics, from diversity to disruption, the community is helping to drive business transformation across all sectors of the economy, and Thomson Reuters is grateful to be part of the conversation and community. Together we can empower business, economies and societies across South Africa and Africa.”
Celebrating its fifth year, the CFO Awards are the annual finance feast where the top performers and excellence are celebrated. For the third consecutive year, Thomson Reuters is throwing its weight behind the Finance Transformation award, which has illustrious former winning CFOs, like Colin Brown (CFO Super Group), Bongani Nqwababa (CFO Amplats, now joint Sasol CEO) and Till Streichert (CFO Vodacom).
“Although all of the CFO Award winners are impressive, the Finance Transformation Award is important to Thomson Reuters as it is reflective of organisations and leaders that are building the foundations for the future of their businesses, and for the next generation of leadership,” says Sneha.
“Winners in this category not only have to drive their business results for the quarter or year, but have to often make deep and fundamental changes to the core of their business while continuing to perform. They are the leaders driving board and leadership diversity as a critical driver of business success. They are the leaders hiring data scientists, training their teams on AI, partnering with organisations that were not even on the radar two years ago, driving sustainability, environmental and social governance throughout their business, investing in digitisation as well as human touch, and fostering a culture of agility and constant learning across their organisations. These are courageous leaders helping to chart new paths for their organisations and in the process, helping to transform our economy and society.”