The 7th Annual CFO Africa Conference 2024: Navigating Financial Leadership in a Transforming World 

CIBA and CFO Club Africa are proud to partner with Marcus Evans to bring you the highly anticipated 7th Annual CFO Africa Conference, set to take place from July 10th to July 12th, 2024, in Johannesburg, South Africa. 

We are bringing you the line-up of the incredible speakers from South Africa and beyond and the opportunity to network with the local and international decision-makers of the industry.  

Event Overview 

The 7th Annual CFO Africa Conference, scheduled from July 10 to July 12, 2024, at the NH Sandton Collection Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa, stands as a pivotal gathering for finance leaders across the continent. This year’s theme, “Navigating Financial Leadership in a Transforming World,” aims to address critical gaps and innovative solutions within the financial sector. 

Day 1 Highlights 

Opening Remarks by Chengai Ruredzo, ACCA 

Chengai Ruredzo, representing ACCA’s International Assembly from England, will kick off the conference, setting the tone for a series of in-depth discussions on financial sustainability and compliance. 

Key Sessions 

Dr. Suresh Kana will delve into the “New Era of Sustainability-Related Disclosures,” focusing on the latest developments around IFRS Standards S1 and S2. His insights will underline the importance of integrating sustainability into financial reporting. 

Raisibe Morathi, Group CFO of Vodacom, will discuss strategies to align financial goals with broader environmental and social responsibilities, emphasizing the role of ESG in corporate strategies. 

Bongi Ngoma, Head of Audit at the Auditor-General of South Africa, will explore the challenges of navigating regulatory changes, offering strategies for finance professionals to remain compliant amidst evolving legal landscapes. 

Panel Discussion on Strategic Cost Management 

This session will feature Nombulelo Tyandela, CFO of PetroSA, and Dr. Joerg Kemminer from BMW Group South Africa, discussing optimal strategies for expense management and adapting to economic shifts, like rising unemployment rates in South Africa. 

Stream Insights 

Stream 1: CFO Mandate + ROI Maximisation 

Discussions will range from smart investment strategies by Dr. Lawrence Nsibandze of PSPF, Eswatini, to talent management techniques shared by Nitesh Koosialee of Aspen Pharmacare. 

Stream 2: Finance Technology + Transformation 

Laurence Rau, CEO of Emerge, will discuss the expanding roles of CFOs with the aid of AI technologies like ChatGPT, highlighting digital payment strategies and indirect spend optimization. 

Day 2 Highlights 

Reframing the CFO Role 

Kampamba Mulenga, CFO at First National Bank Zambia, will address the paradoxes CFOs face today and the adoption of a startup mindset to drive business innovation. 

Panel Discussion on Effective Communication 

Calib Cassim from Eskom and Anbann Chetti of African Bank will share insights on managing difficult conversations with stakeholders, an essential skill for today’s CFOs. 

Stream Focus 

Stream 1: Strategic Business Alignment 

Discussions will aim at aligning business and finance strategies for enhanced performance, with insights from Selvie Govinden Naidoo of A.P Moller Maersk. 

Stream 2: Maximizing Technology and Value 

Stevens Mwanje of NSSF, Uganda, will discuss digitalization strategies to fast-track finance transformation, enhancing the role of CFOs in driving organizational value. 

Special Sessions 

CFO Circle: Mental Health and Strategic Partnerships 

Two interactive roundtables will address CFO mental health and enhancing CFO-Board partnerships, crucial for sustaining leadership effectiveness in high-pressure environments. 

Post Conference Workshop 

Autonomous Finance by Richard Chege 

The post-conference workshop will focus on autonomous finance, exploring transformative strategies to unlock growth and value in the finance sector. 


The 7th Annual CFO Africa Conference promises to be an enriching experience for finance professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in a rapidly evolving business world. The event is not just a conference but a beacon for future-oriented financial leadership in Africa. 

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