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Sophia Mukoba-Kioko: From hawker to global audit finance lead

Sophia Mukoba-Kioko, FD at Unilever East Africa, recently left Kenya to take on a new role in London, UK, as the Unilever global audit finance lead. Although she has travelled extensively, this will be her first assignment outside the country.

CFO Kennedy Muriungi says you need to innovate or die!

Kennedy Muriungi, the CFO of Camusat's Uganda operations, shares one of his weird and interesting reads that challenges conventional thinking, how people interpret situations, and helps with both personal and business success.

The CFO catch-up: Sundar Pattabiraman

CFO East Africa recently caught up with Wasoko global CFO Sundararaman Pattabiraman to understand his views on Kenya and the finance fraternity.

KQ CFO Hellen Mathuka notes headwinds affecting H1 results

Kenya Airways (KQ) has recorded a 120 percent improvement in operating profit, from a loss of Kshs 5 billion in 2022 to Kshs 998 million in 2023, with CFO Hellen Mathuka noting the two major headwinds that impacted business in the first half of the year.

8 Questions for FD Michael Nzule on strategy, career and crisis

CFO East Africa caught up with Michael Nzule, financial and strategy director for Mitchell Cotts Freight Kenya Limited, to better understand the finance leader's approach to strategy and crises - and also convinced him to impart critical insight on that elusive X Factor and his leadership life lessons.

Standard Bank’s Africa-focused strategy pays off

Standard Bank Group’s Africa-focused strategy and differentiated franchise approach has made a significant contribution to it recorded headline earnings of R21.2 billion in the six months to 30 June 2023, up 35 percent relative to the prior period and delivered a return on equity of 18.9 percent.

How CFO Jurgen Paulis found his African rhythm

Although Jurgen Paulis has worked all over the world, he has found a passion for Africa and for the work that AIF does. And looking back at his career, he is also most proud of the work that he is doing at AIF.

The CFO catch-up: Eunice Waweru

Eunice Waweru, Finance and Strategy director of Uganda Breweries Limited, recently engaged in a conversation with CFO East Africa, discussing her career journey, cultural differences across African countries, and the legacy she aspires to leave.