Interviews

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!

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.

FD William Olotu focuses on training both mind and body

In the realm of finance, where numbers often hold the key to success, William Olotu, finance director at Abercrombie & Kent in Tanzania, has not only mastered the intricacies of balance sheets but has also found an unexpected passion in the discipline of karate.

CFO Miriam Kaggwa expounds on the true measure of success

Returning to Africa has been as much a personal journey as it has been a professional one for WPP Scangroup CFO Miriam Kaggwa, who is a chemical engineer by training, a scientist by nature and a finance leader by choice.

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