Some top finance executives in the country were last Saturday honoured at the 3rd Ghana Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) Awards held at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra.
Speaking at the event, Akin Naphtal, CEO of Instinct Wave said financial institutions, government agencies and finance departments deserve recognition for their contribution to the economy.
He said the annual awards are designed to reward finance specialist in the industry for the transformational role they played in strengthening the financial management of the company’s they lead.
He added that excelling in a challenging industry like the finance industry demonstrated financial leadership that ensures sustainable business models continue to drive the successful operations of company’s hence must be celebrated.
“With such a diverse set of attributes, characteristics and circumstances to consider and a role that seems to be continuously evolving. These varied roles make a CFO’s job more complex than ever. Therefore it’s very important that we celebrate and honour our finance experts,” said.
The Awards celebrated the innovation and vision of CFOs whose outstanding leadership practices have raised the standards of accountability within the profession and supported the nation’s economic growth.
The awards night also provided an opportunity for stakeholders in the finance sector to network and reinforces relationships within the industry.
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Below is the List of the Award Winners
CFO of the Year - Antoinette Kwofie CFO Barclays Bank
CFO of the Year Health Care - Henry Ocansey Cfo Dannex
CFO of the Year Investment Banking - Socrates Dzakuma Cfo Databank
CFO of the Year: Insurance - Victor Owusu-Boakye Cfo Glico Life Insurance
CFO of the Year: Food & Agriculture - Hitesh Makhija Cfo Olam
CFO of the Year: Broadcast& Media - Rev. Ebenezer Botwi Cfo Ghana Broadcasting Company
CFO Of the Year: Pensions - Belinda Tandoh Cfo Glico Pensions
Young CFO of the Year - Hitesh Makhija Cfo Olam
Innovation in Insurance Service - Glico
Internal Audit Team of the Year (Public Sector) - Ministry Of Finance Audit Team
Best Bank in Risk Management - UBA
Stock Broker of the Year - Databank Brokerage
Finance Team of the Year (Gold) - Ecobank Finance Team
Finance Team of the Year (Silver) - GBC
Finance Team of the Year (Bronze) - Beige Group
Best In-House Tax Team - Ecobank Tax Team
Innovation in Internal Audit - Ecobank Audit Team
Best Bank Provider of Cash Management Services - Ecobank
Finance Team of the Year - Vodafone
SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS
Outstanding Contribution to Insurance Sector - Dr. Kwame Achampong - Kyei Executive Chairman Glico Group
Business Transformation Award - Mike Nyinaku, Managing Director Beige Group
Outstanding Contribution to Business & Finance - Philip Oti-Mensah, Managing Director Omni Bank
Life Time Achievement Award - Hon. Ken Ofori Attah Minister Ministry Of Finance
Industry Personality of the Year - Edward Botchway Cfo Ecobank
Woman of Excellence in Finance - Abiola Bawuah Ceo Uba
Outstanding Contribution to Business & Finance - Dr. Nii Koteidzani, President, Group Ideal
Outstanding Contribution to Business & Finance - Kojo Addae-Mensah Ceo Databank Group
Finance CEO of the Year - Patience Akyianu CEO Barclays Bank Ghana
Tax Personality of the Year - George Blankson