25 November 2020


Absa Group Financial Director Jason Quinn was named CFO of the Year at the 2020 CFO Awards on 25 November.

Jason won three of the ten awards, including the ‘Strategy Execution Award’ and the ‘Moving into Africa Award’ at the annual event, known as the ‘Oscars for finance executives’.

The awards programme, in its seventh edition this year, is organised by CFO South Africa, an organisation that connects finance professionals through executive events.

Jason was recognised for his instrumental role in the separation of Absa from Barclays, a three-year, multibillion-rand programme, which was completed on time and below budget during 2020. The awards also recognise his role in Absa’s expansion and in dealing with substantial changes in the business environment.

“I congratulate Jason for his excellent achievement and well-deserved recognition. We are truly proud to have someone of his calibre as part of the Absa family and our leadership,” said Daniel Mminele, Absa Group Chief Executive.

Jason joined Absa in 2008 as financial controller and he was appointed as head of finance in 2014 after holding several senior finance positions. He joined the Absa Group board and executive committee as group financial director in 2016.