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153: Teboho Gordon Makakane

‘The title CFO (SA) is a very critical but also, privileged title for me.’ Teboho Makakane represents the quintessential modern CFO, from humble beginnings as a motor mechanic, his diverse career and experiences have led him to being awarded the CFO (SA) designation, and he shares his expectations as he prepares to join SAIBA’s delegation …

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Bitcoin Swings Undermine CFO Case for Converting Cash to Crypto

From Bloomberg: Chief financial officers, not generally known as a risk-loving bunch, watched Bitcoin sink more than 25% in a 24-hour period in January 2021.  Wall Street finance executives who were thinking of plunging some of their company’s cash reserves into Bitcoin got a heat check this week. Chief financial officers, not generally known as a …

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A New Year’s Resolution: The CFO Should Own Digital Transformation

From Cfo.com: Five reasons why the CFO is the crucial player in digitalization. PE (and other business owners) have a DX ROI problem. Let me translate the acronym-speak: Private equity (PE) partners and, in a similar way, boards of directors and shareholders at public companies, are struggling to see the investment return from expensive digital transformation (DX) initiatives. …

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Sustainability: A new integrated framework for enterprise performance management

From the IAFEI December 2020 Quarterly Bulletin. By Elisa Bolognesi, Accenture MD, and Mauro Marchiaro, Accenture MD, and Aldo Pozzoli, Accenture Senior Manager Greenwashing days are over Sustainability is increasingly at the centre of every business agenda. Its importance grew to such an extent that having an explicit sustainability strategy is now mandatory to secure …

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152: Sarika Lakraj-Naidoo

Purpose Fuelled by Passion Responsible for a budget of R7.8 billion, Sarika Lakraj-Naidoo is a CFO who has always challenged the status quo and she continues to do so as she strives to ensure that state money is used for its intended purpose at Johannesburg’s Public Safety Department CIARAN RYAN: Today’s podcast is sponsored by …

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151: Nishal Lalla

Maverick CFO Thrives in the Music Industry RiSA’s Nishal Lalla has solid financial experience, along with valuable skills that he’s gained throughout his career that enables him to be involved with all aspects of business at South Africa’s trade association for record companies. CIARAN RYAN: Today’s podcast is sponsored by Draftworx, which provides automated drafting …

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150: Fatima Darsot

‘I like to take the theoretical and make it practical.’ Fatima Darsot’s shares how her career has been enriched through her love for teaching and mentoring graduates by empowering them with practical knowledge that allows students to have greater confidence to advance their careers. CIARAN RYAN: Today’s podcast is sponsored by Draftworx, which provides automated …

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