Strategy

CFO Orge Godana’s quest for authenticity and excellence

Orge Godana, the group CFO at Java House Africa, is greatly inspired by Indra Nooyi. She considers Indra’s book My Life in Full: Work, Family and Our Future, a must-read for every professional, women in particular.

FD Paul Tuyizere practises collaborative execution

Prior to joining Inyange Industries, FD Paul Tuyizere audited a number of manufacturing companies, which gave him insight into the sector and taught him how to handle high pressure situations.

Rayson Foya: how a tour guide became a big bank CFO

In 2022, Rayson Foya and his colleagues took up the challenge to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro. During the process, it evoked memories of his time growing up in the area and how he worked as a porter for tourists who would pay him $40 to carry their luggage up the mountain.

CFO David Wanjala is focused on sustainable finance

Over the last 14 years in Rwanda, Wafula David Wanjala, CFO for the African operations of ContourGlobal, has been a witness to the country's remarkable evolution in the accounting landscape.

Joseph Ndisya weighs in on the change from CFO to COO

Joseph Nzou Ndisya, who has worked for PwC Kenya for his entire 22-year career, believes it is important to never lose the personal touch with employees no matter how many there are. As part of this approach, he has instituted a Next-Gen council, so younger professionals have a forum to suggest ideas and drive transformation.

Juma Kalutu: the operational CFO

Azam Media CFO Juma Kalutu took on his first leadership role at the age of 29. CFO East Africa recently caught up with the finance executive to find out more about his career journey and future plans.

Group CFO John Githiomi values independence and innovation

As head of finance at then KenolKobil (now Rubis Energy Kenya), John Githiomi participated in investor roadshows in different parts of the world between 2017 and 2018. It was through these engagements that the French energy conglomerate, Rubis, became interested in acquiring KenolKobil and, as John was the custodian of financial information, he found himself at the centre of the acquisition.

CFO Ash Makau details reasons to change the plan, not the goal

Ash Makau, regional CFO for Africa and Europe at Volcafe, has furthered his expertise with certificates in Sustainability for Finance and Digital Innovation for Finance, showcasing a commitment to staying at the forefront of industry trends.

CFO Chemutai Murgor appreciates the value of the long game

Chemutai Murgor is the CFO of Standard Chartered Bank: East Africa Cluster and the finance director of Standard Chartered Bank: Kenya. She speaks to CFO East Africa about her leadership journey, her work priorities and strategy insights from holding these positions for close to 17 years.

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!

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.

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.

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