Announcement of the Chief Financial Officer of the Year 2016

Ceremonial announcement of the best financial managers of the year 2016 took place in the premises of the Czech National Bank Congress Centre on April 5, 2017. The CFO Club members and Board together with the CFO Academy announced Martin Brix from LeasePlan Česká Republika the Chief Financial Officer of the Year 2016. Josef Šuber, CFO of Orkla Foods Central Europe since 1 April 2016 was awarded the title of the Talent of the Year. The main criteria considered were extraordinary results achieved by the awarded personalities in the field of financial management.

Under the financial management of Martin Brix, the operating profit of LeasePlan Czech Republic showed a 19% rise in 2016 thanks to the higher efficiency of the processes, the company enjoyed a successful launch of their division in Romania, and company portfolio is growing too, among other reasons also thanks to entering new segments like SME.

The second place was awarded to Jiří Ponrt, CFO of a.s. and the third place to Sébastien Guidoni from AXA Česká republika s.r.o.

The Talent of the Year, Josef Šuber from Orkla Foods Central Europe enjoys the award especially thanks to the successfully completed transaction and integration of Hamé, Vitana and Felix companies into the portfolio of the company.

As a part of the ceremonial evening, the guests could enjoy a performance of Tereza Aster Vágnerová, a musical singer and actress.