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Almost 1 in 2 CFOs expect tech to replace their senior staff

An astounding 44 percent of CFOs anticipate that tech will supplant their senior staff within the next two decades. This striking statistic is just one of several surprising findings from the CFO East Africa tech survey, which involved over 100 CFOs representing leading companies in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda.

How CFO Christine Sesay shed the ‘saviour mentality’ on returning to Africa

When Christine Sesay came back to Africa from Europe, she admits that she had a “saviour mentality”. However, she quickly learnt that she did not know more than the people she met. It was a humbling experience, which she today uses to ground herself in her current role as the CFO of Kepler in Rwanda.

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.

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