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CEO Shital Shah advises CFOs to go beyond the numbers

Growing up in Voi Town, Kenya, Adili Group CEO Shital Shah had a bit of an unconventional upbringing: the Tsavo National Park was her weekend visit and the family had a baby elephant for a pet!

AI and finance: What could go wrong?

CFO East Africa’s recent Man vs Machine Summit saw the region’s leading CFOs share their fears, futuristic thinking and a cautionary tale about a costly deep fake.

Looking at AI adoption and the tech landscape in East Africa

Urvi Patel, Risk Advisory Service Line Leader and the Technology, Media & Telecommunications industry leader at Deloitte East Africa, shares her views on AI adoption and the technology landscape in the region, ahead of her panel participation at the 2024 CFO East Africa Summit - Man vs Machine.

CEO Peter Ndegwa's advice for next-generation CFOs

Having a commercial and strategy background enabled Peter Ndegwa to be a different finance leader than a typical CFO. Being in a number of functions before becoming head of Safaricom was also very useful in his transition to CEO.

Blue-sky thinking sees CFO Andrew Ssekamwa soar

Very few people will serve as CFO of a major bank and CFO of a national airline before the age of thirty-five. It is indeed a rarity and Andrew Ssekamwa, CFO of Uganda Airlines, is definitely an achiever for having accomplished this feat.

CFO Theresa Salvatori's pivotal performance review

Early in her career, one pivotal moment shaped Theresa Salvatori's perspective on leadership: A performance review, initially perceived as a sting, turned out to be a profound lesson for the former CFO of Kone East Africa.

Getting to know Haytham Ammar, CFO of M-Pesa Africa

Haytham Ammar was late last year appointed CFO of M-Pesa Africa. CFO East Africa recently caught up with him, to chat about his career and the reasons behind his move to the mobile money company.

George Odenyo takes on CEO role at ATC Kenya

America Tower Corporation Kenya (ATC) has announced the appointment of George Odenyo to the position of CEO, effective January 2024. He previously held the role of CFO at the tower operator.

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