The UBL Finance and Strategy Director Busola Doregos become the first female to be crowned as CFO of the year in the 2019 CFO awards organized by ACCA Uganda and Deloitte Uganda. In their third edition, the awards seek to recognize the essential role of the finance function in building resilient organizations as well as creating a platform for sharing best practice.
Organized under the theme Ethics and Trust as the Competitive Advantage for Business Sustainability”, the 2019 awards saw winners in seven categories; seeking out for managers that exhibit excellence among the seven skills of an accountant i.e. intelligence, experience, vision, creativity, digital knowledge, emotional intelligence, technical and ethical skills.
A representor of the judges for the night attributed Busola’s win to her exceptional work in providing leadership and pressure testing the business strategy to ensure it delivers the business ambition and for her passion for growing talent having created exciting opportunities for her team in markets in and out of Africa by leveraging her relationships and partnering with various Finance Directors.
In the only double win of the night, Busola also scooped the award for the Finance Transformation Award in recognition of her work in automation where she has steered the transition of reporting activities to the Shared Services Centre to free up the Finance function in-market to be exceptional business partners and value creators.
While receiving the award, Busola dedicated her awards to her team which she said was the inspiration behind her efforts at UBL beverage company.
Busola now walks in the footsteps of Alvin Mbugua the current Managing Director who was the very first winner of the CFO Award in 2017 when he was in the role of Finance Director UBL.