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Leading Financial Experts honoured at the 2024 InstinctBusiness CFO Summit and Awards held in Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria – 8th April, 2024 – Leading financial experts have been honoured at the 2024 InstinctBusiness CFO Summit and Awards, which took place recently at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria.

The event brought together eminent finance professionals from within Ghana & Nigeria for two days of insightful discussions, networking, and recognition of outstanding achievements in the field of finance across various sectors.

Commencing the highly anticipated event with a summit which took place on the 4th of April, 2024, it revolved around the theme “Innovation and Technology in Finance,” drawing participation from industry stalwarts eager to explore transformative strategies. Distinguished speakers from various sectors offered profound insights into implementing innovative financial strategies to foster growth and enhance profitability in the industry. A highlight of the summit was the keynote address by Mr. Akin Naphtal, the CEO of InstinctWave, who emphasized the imperative need for transformation in the financial sector. Mr. Naphtal underlined the evolution of CFO roles, stressing the importance of digitizing services and products to stay competitive in today’s rapidly changing business landscape. His remarks resonated with the audience, inspiring a renewed focus on leveraging digitalization to drive organizational success.

During the summit, some renowned finance leaders such as  Adetutu Oludare, Chief Finance Officer, Optimus Bank, Oluseyi Olanrewaju, CFO, Digital Realty, Deji Fayose, Group CFO, FCMB Holdings, Modupe kadiri, CFO MTN Nigeria amongst others took the center stage to discuss topics such as  AI in Finance and Accounting, Disruptive Technology & Impact on Finance Transformation, Tax Innovation – Stakeholder Perspective, Navigating Risk & Resilience in the volatile world, Women In Leadership & Management Role, Leadership, strategy and the CFOs of the future, Sustainable finance and ESG reporting, and Future of finance.

The pinnacle of the event was the glamorous gala night held on the 5th of April where visionary leaders and trailblazers were celebrated and honored for their outstanding contributions to the finance industry. The awards ceremony recognized excellence in various categories, applauding individuals and organizations for their innovative approaches, strategic acumen, and commitment to driving financial excellence.

Speaking about the event, Mr. Akin Naphtal expressed his delight at the overwhelming success of the summit and the awards ceremony. He remarked, “The 2024 InstinctBusiness CFO Summit and Awards served as a platform to celebrate the achievements of exceptional financial leaders and inspire industry-wide transformation. We are proud to honor those who have demonstrated remarkable vision, exemplary performance and leadership in driving financial transformation, achieving remarkable results, exhibiting innovation, and leadership skills in navigating the evolving financial landscape. Their commitment and dedication to the industry serve as a testament to many especially the younger generation.”

The recipients of the InstinctBusiness CFO Awards were commended for their exceptional achievements and groundbreaking initiatives, which have significantly impacted the finance industry and propelled their respective organizations to new heights of success.

The 2024 InstinctBusiness CFO Summit and Awards which featured an array of visionary financial leaders from across the African continent including Ghana and Nigeria brought together leading figures in finance and business to celebrate excellence, share best practices and discuss innovative trends shaping the financial sector.

This annual gathering served as a catalyst for collaboration and knowledge exchange of financial thought leaders in the industry. It provided a platform for top CFOs, Head of Finance, high-level executives, analysts and pundits to gather and take part in conversations that shape future policy decisions of finance in a more relaxed environment.

The event also celebrated and lifted the veil on exceptional roles played by financial executives and their team in providing growth and innovations towards their organization’s sustainability. Top 50 CFOS were also unveiled and celebrated during the awards night.

Powered by InstinctBusiness Magazine, a publication of the ISO-certified InstinctWave Group, and sponsored by MTN Nigeria, a leading telecommunications firm in Nigeria, this year’s InstinctBusiness CFO summit and awards was nothing short of thought-provoking discussions, networking opportunities, and a celebration of excellence in financial leadership as participants departed with renewed inspiration and actionable insights to propel their organizations towards greater heights of success in an era defined by innovation and technological advancement,

Below is a full list of award winners celebrated during the 2024 Instinctbusiness CFO awards gala night ………………….

s/nAward CategoriesWinners
 WOMAN CFO OF THE YEAR: PUBLIC SECTORMrs Olusanya Titilayo, Director – Financial Management and Control, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)
 Woman in Finance AwardVictoria Ajayi, incoming MD/CEO, TVC Communications
 CFO OF THE YEAR: HOSPITALITY    Oluwatobiloba Ojediran, CFO, Transcorp Hotels Plc
 CFO of the Year: BankingDeji Fayose, Group CFO, FCMB Holdings
 RISK PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR   Temitope R. Yusuff Director, Internal Audit & Risk Management IHS Nigeria
 Emerging CFO of the Year  Adetutu Oludare FCCA, AFM, Chief Financial Officer, Optimus Bank
 CFO of the Year: InsuranceKehinde Olorundare, Chief Financial Officer, Heirs General Insurance
 Woman CFO of the Year (Telecom)  Patricia Duru, CFO, FiberOne
 Outstanding Contribution to Public FinanceBright Kyei Adomakoh Esq. Head, Finance & Strategy, Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS)
 Outstanding Contribution to Finance Award  Ngozi Angela Ogwo , Managing Partner/CEO, Grant Thornton Nigeria
 CFO OF THE YEAR: CONGLOMERATEOlukemi Adeoye, Group CFO, Honeywell Group
 Finance Leadership AwardSamuel Kofi Dentu, Deputy CEO, Finance and Operations, Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA)

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