Faith Burn joins 2023 CIO Awards nominees

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Eskom’s CIO joins the list of nominees of the highly anticipated, and first-ever CIO Awards.

Faith Burn, the latest nominee for the CIO Awards, is a seasoned IT professional who has experience in multiple sectors, including auditing, finance, facilities management, pharmaceuticals, and energy. She joined Eskom in May 2020, an interesting time because the Covid-19 pandemic had just hit, and the country went into lockdown two months before she joined the state entity. This also meant that Faith could not meet her new team of 700 people that she was supposed to lead – only happened a year later.

Faith started her career at Deloitte as a senior manager, and became an associate director at the audit firm. She later joined the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) as chief audit executive/head of internal audit, and moved on to head up IT at Swiss multinational pharmaceutical company Novartis. Faith was the group CIO at Tsebo Solutions Group prior to joining Eskom.

She has an MSc in mathematics from the University of Johannesburg and an MLB in project management from UNISA.

Nominees are pouring in for the inaugural 2023 CIO Awards, which recognises individuals who have excelled in their respective industries in an IT role, have established and led outstanding teams, and have successfully completed critical initiatives in their organisations. The awards also highlight the world-class excellence that has become synonymous with South Africa's greatest IT leaders.

Once a nominee has accepted their nomination, a thorough interview will take place with the panel of judges, which is made up of seasoned specialists, business and IT leaders.

The black tie affair, dubbed the “Oscars of IT”, will take place on 15 November at The Polo Room at the Inanda Club in Johannesburg. Nominations are still open for CIO Awards, so let us know who you believe exemplifies excellence, and nominate them today!

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