Alex Gersh, CFO of Paddy Power Betfair is set to be honoured at the launch of the CFO 100
Taking place at The Marker Hotel on April 27th, the launch of the CFO 100 issue of Business & Finance will gather the most prominent chief financial officers in Ireland at present.
The CFO 100 edition recognises the top 100 chief financial officers working across some of the largest corporates in Ireland and highlights their financial acumen, innovations, and the contribution they make to businesses throughout Ireland.
Often what you will find in businesses of scale is a CFO who is that deep technical specialist, someone who has the financial acumen to provide the requisite conservative approach, the ‘safe pair of hands’ at the top table, answerable to the board and the CEO.
Today in Ireland, we see many successful and recently successful CFOs make the jump to the CEO role, where the pressure from investors is greatest and strategic development is under the most scrutiny.
Regardless of the company size, the CFO can bring a lot more to the table than just financial acumen. Their role is evolving and becoming more onerous and they are certain to be on the CEO shortlist time after time.
Paddy Power Betfair CFO Alex Gersh will be honoured at the event – sponsored by Friends First, Next Generation and Viatel – for his outstanding achievements during his 20 years of diversified international financial management.