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Wangeci Kanjama takes on Group CFO role at Spiro

Wangeci Kanjama, a long-term executive at Safaricom Group and M-Pesa Africa, is leaving the Vodacom telecommunications family to join Spiro as the Group CFO, effective November 2023.

The CFO conundrum: Navigating intricate tax regulations (part 2)

CFO East Africa chatted with Lafarge Hima Cement Uganda CFO Moses Aman, ICEA Lion Insurance Tanzania CFO Alfred Mtaki and Canal+ Group Rwanda CFO Hermann Malan for this two-part special feature on tax in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda.

KCB FD Abraham Ongenge returns to Stanbic Bank

Abraham Ongenge is excited by the professional and personal opportunity to redefine the banking experience in Kenya in his new role as head of Personal and Private banking (subject to regulatory approval).

CEO Anne Muraya: Backing CFOs in East Africa

Deloitte East Africa is the principal sponsor of the launch of CFO East Africa whose activities Anne says are aligned to the professional services firm’s wider CFO programme.

Why FD Philemon Kipkemoi sends the elevator back down

Coming from a poor rural background to becoming a regional finance director of a listed entity is no easy feat. However, this is exactly what British American Tobacco's Philemon Kipkemoi has done - and now he wants to pay it forward.

The many reasons that CFO Rachael Gitonga runs

A passion for running led Rachael Gitonga, CFO at ZEP Re, to establish Miles4shillings, which raised over $10,000 for the Faraja Cancer Support Fund. In this CFO East Africa exclusive insight, Rachael explains the power of passion.

CFO George Odenyo chats about dropping out and disruption

From dropping out of university to take on an internship to inspiring the formation of a debt collection unit to chief accountant, George Odenyo, CFO of American Tower (ATC Kenya), has definitely not followed a stereotypical career path.

FD David Muriithi: bridging the continental divide

David Muriithi, director of finance at Serengeti Breweries, sees accounting as a life skill - and one that has provided a solid foundation for him to make his mark in finance in over 10 countries and across two continents.

Strong support from CFOs in South Africa

CFO East Africa's vision to become the leading platform for finance executives from Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda follows in the same bold footsteps taken by CFO South Africa more than a decade ago.

CFO Andrew Murimi speaks music, management and mentorship

As CFO of a law firm comprising more than 75 lawyers, "security dad" Andrew Murimi's philosophy is to treat others as he himself would love to be treated. In his view, empathy is what distinguishes managers from leaders.

FD Kinya Kimotho's six soft skills for life

Kinya Kimotho, Diageo's finance and strategy director for partner emerging markets in Africa, subscribes to the Japanese concept of Ikigai, which describes having a sense of purpose in life, seeking that motivating force that gets you out of bed every morning.

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