JOHANNESBURG – Till Streichert, Chief Financial Officer of Vodacom Group, has been named South Africa’s CFO of the Year at the 2017 CFO Awards. The award was announced last night at the end of the annual gala event for finance executives at Summer Place in Hyde Park, Johannesburg.
Earlier in the evening, Till was also presented with both the Strategy Execution Award and the Finance Transformation Award.
The annual CFO Awards are organised by CFO South Africa, the organisation that connects finance professionals through monthly events. By helping CFOs share knowledge, exchange interests and open up business opportunities, CFO South Africa proudly contributes to the growth of the country. Services firm Deloitte was the principal sponsors of the CFO Awards 2017.
Shameel Joosub, Chief Executive Officer of Vodacom Group commented:
“The entire Vodacom EXCO, including myself are thrilled at this award as it clearly demonstrates the strength of Vodacom Group and the quality of the people who work for the organisation. Till is an exceptional, talented and well-rounded CFO, who has contributed immensely on our integrated growth strategy, which has ensured that we deliver valuable returns to our shareholders while making a significant developmental contribution in our countries of operation. Furthermore, this accolade, speaks to the high calibre of leaders at the helm of our organisation who bring global mindsets, international experience and innovative leadership.
The CFO of the Year Award was handed out by Deloitte Southern Africa CEO Lwazi Bam. Till was appointed as CFO in August 2015.
Vodacom’s 2G network now covers 99.9% of the country’s population, with 3G at 99.2% and 4G at 70%. This is the widest of the country’s Mobile Network Operators and underpins the company’s commitment to making broadband even more accessible for South Africans.