CFOs to get recognition for aiding growth

Chief financial officers and analysts are scheduled to meet in Lagos next month to discuss the shortfalls in the financial sector and ways of shaping future policy decisions.

The CFOs would be meeting at the maiden CFO Awards, orgainsed by InstinctBusiness in recognistion of the role that chief financial officers play in the growth of companies, the capital market and the economy at large, a statement said.

According to the organisers of the awards, CFOs nominated in the banking institutions are Adesola Kazeem Adeduntan of First Bank; the Group Chief Financial Officer, United Bank for Africa, Ugo Nwaghodoh; CFO, Zenith Bank, Stanley Amuchie; CFO, Access Bank, Oluseyi Kumapayi; and Executive Director/CFO, Union Bank, Oyinkan Adewale.

The organisers added that the CFO Awards did not just recognise the achievements of the financial officers, it also considered their invaluable contributions to the growth of the economy.

The Chief Executive Officer, InstinctBusiness magazine, Mr. Akin Naphtal, was quoted as saying the wait for the final list was worthwhile as only outstanding professionals made the list.

Other firms nominated for various awards include Akintola Williams Delloite, Coca Cola, PWC, Forte Oil, Seplat Petroleum Development Company.

The organisers explained in the statement that the award ceremony would also provide a platform for top CFOs, heads of finance, high-level executive, analysts and academics in the business and financial sector to participate in conversations that will highlight shortfalls in the sector and shape future policy decisions.

InstinctBusiness is a business and financial magazine with a reach that cuts across Africa and extends to the United Kingdom. It is behind the MarketingWorld Awards, Ghana Telecoms Awards and West Africa Telecom Summit and some other industry events which have attracted industry movers from around the globe.

Source : Punch

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