35 Winners Recognized at 5th Annual CFO Innovation Awards

Wei Mei Zhong, CFO and VP of Dahua Technology was named CFO of the Year  at the 5th Annual CFO Innovation Awards in a gala ceremony held on December 8 at the Marina Mandarin Singapore.

Wei was honored for engineering the company's expansion via M&A to intelligent transportation, smart homes, biometrics and virtual reality, among other areas. He also transformed financial processes and helped net profit increase 21% on the back of a 38% surge in revenues.

Five CFOs in total were recognized this year for their outstanding performance in finance management, the others being Krishnan Anantharaman, Senior Finance Director, Johnson & Johnson for Excellence in Finance Transformation; Bazlan Osman, Group Chief Financial Officer, Telekom Malaysia Berhad for Excellence in Financial Planning & Analysis; Richard McLean, Regional Chief Financial Officer, SAP Asia Pacific Japan for Excellence in Talent Management and Thomas Zipperle, Chief Financial Officer - Southeast Asia, SAP Asia for Excellence in Technology.

Twenty awards were handed out for Partner of the Year, acknowledging the accounting firms, management consultancies, banks, technology providers and other partners that assist the finance function. Accenture, BDO, DBS and HSBC were top winners, each of whom took home two trophies in their respective categories.

This year’s program also included a new category for Editors’ Choice Awards, to honor five individual projects that showcased effective collaboration between CFOs and service providers.

Inaugurated in 2012, the annual awards recognize Asia’s top executives in all aspects of financial management. This year’s awards dinner attracted more than 100 CFOs, business partners and guests from top companies across the region.

Nominated and voted on by the readers of CFO Innovation, the awards acknowledge the achievements of chief financial officers and their teams, as well as the firms that provide services, support and technologies.

A full list of nominees, submission criteria and additional information about the awards is available at www.cfoinnovation.com/awards.

 

Winners – 2016 CFO Innovation Awards

CFO of the Year Awards 

CFO of the Year

Wei Mei Zhong, CFO and VP, Dahua Technology

Excellence in Finance Transformation

Krishnan Anantharaman, Senior Finance Director, Johnson & Johnson

Excellence in Financial Planning & Analysis

Datuk Bazlan Osman, Group Chief Financial Officer, Telekom Malaysia Berhad

Excellence in Talent Management

Richard McLean, Regional Chief Financial Officer, SAP Asia Pacific Japan

Excellence in Technology

Thomas Zipperle, Chief Financial Officer - Southeast Asia, SAP Asia

 

Editors’ Choice Awards 

Excellence in Business Transformation (Management Consulting)

BDO

Excellence in ERP Transformation (Cloud)

Netsuite & iflix Sdn Bhd

Excellence in ERP Transformation (On-Premise)

EY & Mangalam Cement Limited

Excellence in Payments Transformation

Accuity & FMC Chemical International AG

Excellence in Treasury Management Transformation

Reval & CLP Holdings

 

Partner of the Year Awards 

BEST IN AUDIT SERVICES (MID-TIER)

BDO

BEST IN AUDIT SERVICES (TOP-TIER)

EY

BEST IN CASH MANAGEMENT (HONG KONG BANK)

HSBC

BEST IN CASH MANAGEMENT (INDONESIA BANK) 

Bank Negara Indonesia

BEST IN CASH MANAGEMENT (INTERNATIONAL BANK)

HSBC

BEST IN CASH MANAGEMENT (MALAYSIA BANK)

Maybank

BEST IN CASH MANAGEMENT (PHILIPPINES BANK)

BPI (Bank of the Philippine Islands)

BEST IN CASH MANAGEMENT (REGIONAL BANK)

DBS

BEST IN CASH MANAGEMENT (SINGAPORE BANK)

DBS

BEST IN F&A OUTSOURCING

Accenture

BEST IN F&A RECRUITMENT

HAYS Recruiting Experts Worldwide

BEST IN FINANCE AUTOMATION

Fuji Xerox Singapore

BEST GENERAL INSURANCE PROVIDER

AXA General Insurance

BEST INSURANCE BROKER

Marsh

BEST IN PAYROLL OUTSOURCING 

Accenture

BEST IN RISK MANAGEMENT ADVISORY (TOP-TIER)

KPMG

BEST IN RISK MANAGEMENT ADVISORY (MID-TIER)

Grant Thornton

BEST IN TAX ADVISORY (TOP-TIER)

EY

BEST IN TAX ADVISORY (MID-TIER)

BDO

BEST TRADE CREDIT INSURANCE PROVIDER

QBE 

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