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HF Group CIO George Njuguna voted CIO of the Year



George Njuguna, Chief Information Officer, HF Group was voted ‘CIO of the Year’ for 2018 during the 10th Anniversary of CIO East Africa gala awards hosted at Enashipai Resort in Naivasha, Kenya.

Consequently, HF Group also won the Gold Mark and Plus One Award – best financial Services Sector awards for its innovative digital banking platform, HF Whizz.

Organized by CIO East Africa Magazine, The prestigious  Annual CIO 100 Awards celebrate 100 organizations (and the people within them) who are using information technology in innovative ways to deliver business value, whether by creating competitive advantage, optimizing business processes, enabling growth or improving relationships with customers.


Mr. Njuguna’s charge has been to create a vision, direction and delivery program for the company’s digital transformation agenda.


One of his main achievement is the launch of the Group’s digital financial services platform, HF Whizz, which has enabled the Group’s banking subsidiary HFC to diversify and grow its digital banking business while addressing consumer demand for banking on the go.


“The development of the Whizz platform was a huge undertaking and is one which I’m proud of as it advances ideas that deliver on the evolving business needs and high customer expectations and at the same time addresses broader strategic objectives of the business,” he said.


While congratulation his team for the big win, the HF Group Acting Managing Director Sam Waweru reiterated that the win is a big vote of confidence for the strategic investment the Group has made in digital banking.

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