2024 Nominees

IT executives who have shown exemplary skills, vision and results can be nominated for the CIO Awards. Nominations are submitted by the panel of judges, business leaders, colleagues, finance teams and partners. A shortlist is prepared by the experts of CIO South Africa under the supervision of the panel of judges.

 

Aveena Mothilall

CIO, Engen

Debbie Vermaak

Group CIO, De Beers

Dr Stanley Mpofu

CIO, Wits Business School

Dr Sylvia Sathekge

CIO, SNG Grant Thornton

Francois Swanepoel

CIO, Oceana Group

Gona Rajoo

CIO, Peermont

Johan Du Plessis

General Manager: Technology Systems Cluster, Afrimat

Justin Freeman

CIO, Telesure Investment Holdings

Kuben Nair

Technology Director, Harambee

May Govender

Group Chief Information Officer, Old Mutual

Moloti Nkune

CIO, MICT SETA

Nkululeko Nxumalo

CTO, Infinity Brands

Nomonde White

CIO, Bidvest Bank

Pandelani Munyai

Group CIO, Transnet SOC Ltd

Phila Ndarana

CTO, Auditor General

Pragasen Pather

CIO, Sun International

Tebalo Tsoaeli

Group CIO, JSE

Viren Naidu

CIO, Hollard

 


Categories CIO Awards

CIO of the Year
This award recognises a CIO who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and innovation, contributing to the success of their organisation over a number of years. The recipient of this award should be a business partner with a proven track record of implementing effective IT strategies and delivering measurable results. The CIO of the Year is leading by example and has outperformed all others based on skills, attitude and results.

Public Sector CIO of the Year
This award is dedicated to recognising a CIO who works in the public sector, demonstrating exceptional and ethical leadership and innovation in their role. The recipient should have demonstrated their ability to leverage technology to improve government operations, enhance citizen services, and drive digital transformation within their organisation.

Young CIO of the Year
This award is presented to a young CIO (40 years or younger) who has shown exceptional leadership, innovation, and vision in their role. The recipient should have made significant contributions to their organisation, driving digital transformation, and creating value through the use of technology.

Strategy & Leadership Award
This award recognises a CIO who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in developing and implementing effective IT strategies. The recipient should have a proven track record of aligning technology initiatives with business objectives, driving innovation, and achieving measurable results.

Digital Innovation Award
This award celebrates a CIO who has leveraged emerging technologies to drive innovation and create new business opportunities. The recipient should have a proven track record of implementing cutting-edge digital solutions, enabling their organisation to stay ahead of the competition.

Smart Data Award
This award recognises a CIO who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in leveraging data to drive business value. The recipient should have a proven track record of implementing effective data strategies, leveraging analytics, and creating actionable insights that have helped their organisation to achieve its objectives.

IT Project of the Year
This award celebrates a CIO, who has spearheaded a successful IT project that has made a significant impact on their organisation. The project should have demonstrated excellence in planning, execution, and delivery, and should have achieved measurable results that have contributed to the success of the organisation.

Cybersecurity Award
This award recognises a CIO who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in developing and implementing effective cybersecurity strategies. The recipient should have a proven track record of safeguarding their organisation's data and infrastructure, protecting against cyber threats, and maintaining business continuity.

High-Performance Team Award
This award recognises a CIO who has built and led a high-performing IT team that has made a significant contribution to their organisation's success. The recipient should have demonstrated their ability to attract and retain top talent, foster collaboration and innovation, and create a culture of excellence within their team.


2023 Nominees

Abdul Baba

CTIO, Infrastructure SA

Debra Marais

CIO, Altron

Denisha Jairam-Owthar

CIO, University of Stellenbosch

Dhesen Ramsamy

Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Momentum Metropolitan

Dolf Smook

Head: Technology Solutions, Empact Group

Eugene Van der Merwe

CIO, Avi Limited

Faith Burn

CIO, Eskom

George McKay

Group Head of IT, Badger Holdings

Jörg Fischer

Group CIO at Standard Bank

Josh Souchon

Group CIO , Sasfin

Lungile Mginqi

Group CIO , Sasol

Mohammed Gause

CIO, Tiger Brands

Nikos Angelopoulos

Group CIO, MTN

Nkosenhle Ngongoma

Group CIO, Ascendis Health

Norbit Williams

CIO, Department of Public Enterprises

Shabhana Thaver

CIO, Investec Specialist Bank

Shalendra Singh

Head of IT, Hungry Lion

Sne Dlamini

CIO, Discovery Insure

Toni Serra

CIO, AECI

Unathi Mtya

Group CDIO, African Bank

Unathi Thosago

CTO, Adcorp Group

Warren Hero

CIO, Webber Wentzel

Yosheen Padayachee

CIO, Tsebo Solutions