Legrand Press release
The 14th edition of the CFO of the Year award was presented to Legrand Group CFO Antoine Burel at the closing reception of this year’s Financium*.
Since its first edition in 2000, this award has annually distinguished chief financial officers for their contributions to a winning corporate strategy, which help to raise the profession’s profile. It is jointly organised by American Express, DFCG (French National Association of Chief Financial and Finance Control Officers), Hudson, Le Figaro and PwC.
Each year, a jury comprised of finance professionals selects candidates on examination of their record. Several criteria are taken into consideration, with special attention being paid to the quality of applicants’ career paths and the economic success of their business. In particular, the assessment focuses on their contribution to the elaboration of strategy and the quality of its implementation. The jury’s criteria include both directly financial aspects and the organisation of the CFO’s scope of responsibility.
Although this is an individual award, it clearly recognizes the Legrand Group’s overall economic success over recent years, achieved thanks to the teamwork of its staff around the world, in the various countries and divisions, and in supporting functions including the finance teams.
* Financium is an annual finance experts forum.