Finance Executives honoured at 3rd Ghana CFO Awards

BY: Mohammed Ali

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.

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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 



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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



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