At the event, Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) were commended, not only for their achievements and contributions in businesses across Ireland, but also their innovation, which goes far beyond the boundaries of financial acumen.
The event represented an opportunity to reflect on how far national and global businesses across Ireland have come under the direction and strategic vision of their CFOs.
Regardless of the company size, the CFO can bring a lot more to the table than just financial expertise. The financial management, innovation and continued contributions to Irish business will help shape the Irish business environment for years to come.
JP Hughes CCO Friends First & Stephen O’Kane CFO Friends First
After an insightful talk from JP Hughes, chief commercial officer at Friends First, Ian Hyland welcomed special honouree Alex Gersh, CFO of Paddy Power Betfair. Gersh and his team have progressed hugely in recent months with the merger of the two fasting-growing online betting operators in the world: Paddy Power and Betfair.JP Hughes, CCO with Friends First, who spoke at the event also commented on their involvement with the Business & Finance CFO100, “Friends First are delighted to be involved with this significant event. We believe the group of people being honoureddeserve recognition not only for their financial knowledge and contribution but also, in many cases, their innovative approach to financial challenges which have contributed to the success of many of the largest corporates in Ireland.”
JP Hughes CCO Friends First & Alex Gersh CFO Paddy Power Betfair