Renowned Financial Pundits Celebrated at the 4th InstinctBusiness CFO Summit & awards hosted in Accra

Renowned Financial Pundits in various sectors in Ghana have been honoured at the prestigious Ghana edition of the InstinctBusiness CFO Awards 2024, a landmark event aimed at celebrating the most influential financial leaders and innovators.

Hosted at the plush Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra on the 17th of May, 2024, the event which was under the theme “Innovation & Transformation in Finance” brought together inspiring leaders, top CFOs, heads of finance, and stakeholders who are driving significant impact through innovation in the finance industry.

In the current dispensation of economic woes, pressures of continuous economic headwinds have prompted change for many organizations. While the challenge of charting this journey falls on all business leaders, CFOs are uniquely positioned to lead from the helm, moving through the uncertainty that so often obscures opportunity.

Mr. Samuel Dentu, Deputy CEO of Finance and Operations at the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA), who graced the event as the special guest of honor and chair gave his keynote speech, where he shared his professional journey and emphasized the fundamental role of finance in organizational growth. He highlighted how the finance function evolves with the company’s size and stage in the business cycle, from basic bookkeeping and cash flow management at the startup stage to detailed performance analysis and capital management at the maturity stage.

Mr. Dentu also underscored the transformative potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in finance, noting, “The role of finance in this AI environment is evolving rapidly, with AI technologies offering transformative opportunities to enhance financial analysis, risk management, trading, customer service, compliance, and more. By harnessing the power of AI-driven insights and automation, finance professionals can unlock new levels of efficiency.”

On the other hand, Mr. Akin Naphtal, CEO of Instinctwave, the event’s organizer, remarked, “CFOs play a crucial role in driving organizational change and steering their companies through complex financial landscapes. The Ghana edition of the InstinctBusiness Awards is designed to celebrate and recognize the outstanding contributions of finance professionals in Ghana who are at the forefront of innovation and transformation in the industry. This event provides a vital platform, fostering collaboration among the brightest minds in finance. We are proud to celebrate the achievements of these remarkable individuals and their impact on the financial landscape.”

The Ghana edition of the InstinctBusiness CFO Awards 2024, which stands as a beacon of excellence, provided an essential platform for top CFOs, Heads of Finance, finance professionals, thought leaders, amongst others to be celebrated for their stellar contributions in pushing the boundaries of innovation in finance.

The InstinctBusiness CFO Awards continues to be a vital platform for finance leaders, fostering excellence and innovation in the finance industry.

Powered by InstinctBusiness Magazine, a publication of the ISO-certified InstinctWave Group, the Ghana edition of the InstinctBusiness CFO awards was an unforgettable night as it was full of networking opportunities, and a celebration of excellence in financial leadership.


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 as stated by the special guest of honour in his speech.

Below is a full list of award winners celebrated during the 4th edition of Instinctbusiness CFO Awards 2024:

S/NWinners List
 1Emerging CFO of the Year Emma Ampah Finance Director Tex Styles Ghana Limited
 2CFO of the Year: Insurance Mr. Kenneth Acolatse General Manager, Finance & Admin SIC Insurance
 3Woman CFO of the Year – Public Sector Ayi Yakubu Zakariah  Finance Director        National Petroleum Authority (NPA)
 4CFO of the Year: Consumer Goods Justin Mollel Finance & Strategy Director Guinness Ghana Breweries PLC (Diageo)
 5CFO of the Year – Technology Samuel Osew-Kwatia Group CFO Broadspectrum Limited
 6Public Sector Finance Personality of the Year Bernice Ampofo Director of Finance  Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA)
 7Public Sector Finance Leadership Award Samuel Ewudzie Arthur Director, Finance Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG)
 8Finance Personality of the Year( Private Sector) CMA N.V.V. Chalapathi Rao Group CFO B5 Plus Group
 9Public Sector Finance Hall of Fame Dr. George Tettey Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Finance and Services Bui Power Authority
 10IBCFO Lifetime Achievement Award Mr. Samuel Dentu      Deputy CEO, Finance and Operations          Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA)