MTN Ghana emerged as the biggest winner of the night with seven top awards at the 6th Africa Finance Innovation Awards held at the weekend.
The seven awards MTN won comprised of four corporate awards and three personality awardd.
The four corporate awards were Investor Relations Team of the Year; Corporate Performance Team of the Year; Finance Team of the Year – Telecom and Finance and Innovation Award – Telecom.
On the personality side, the Acting Chief Finance Officer of MTN Ghana, Mr. Kobina Bentsi-Enchill was adjudged the Most Promising CFO of the Year; while, MTN Group Chief Financial Officer, Madam Tsholofelo Molefe and the former Chief Finance Officer of MTN Ghana, Mr. Modupe Kadri were named among top 25 CFOs in Africa.
For the MTN finance team, this year’s win is the fourth back to back, while for the inevstor relations team this is their second consecutive year of winning the top award in that category. Again, this is the second consecutive year MTN had won the Corporate Performance Team of the Year.
Acting CFO at MTN Ghana, Kobina Bentsi-Enchill, who received the awards on behalf of the team, expressed appreciation to the organizers for the awards and dedicated the awards to the finance team, MTN customers, suppliers and vendors.
Commenting on the awards, the Chief Executive Officer of MTN, Selorm Adadevoh commended the Acting CFO for his leadership skills and congratulated him for the Can-Do, team spirit and the zeal exhibited in ensuring the finance team continues to deliver on its mandates in Ghana and beyond.
“MTN as a good corporate citizen continues to abide by the laws of Ghana and ensures prompt filing and payment of taxes over the years which was acknowledged by the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo in his address at the launch of MTN’s 25th Anniversary celebration” he said.
Selorm thanked Kobina Bentsi-Enchill and the finance team for the sterling performance and congratulated Tsholofelo Molefe and Modupe Kadri for being named among the top 25 CFO’s in Africa.
The 6th Africa Finance Innovation Awards recognized corporate institutions that have gone beyond responding and recovering by transforming and rebuilding their organization in the new normal for a stronger future following the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Africa’s economic development.
The Finance Innovation Awards has been rebranded over the years. The awards organized by Instinct Business, from inception named the awards CFO Awards, rebranded to Ghana Finance Innovation Awards and now Africa Finance Innovation Awards.
MTN Ghana’s Finance Management and Innovation continues to be recognized over the years. MTN has won 15 awards from 2016 to 2019.