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Forward-thinking finance leader of the year

It’s time to celebrate an individual who goes above and beyond when it comes to paving the way for all in finance.

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What makes a forward-thinking finance leader?

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The winner of this award time and time again proves their ability to lead with inspiration and resilience, all while being able to anticipate future trends, challenges, and opportunities.

With a focus on the wider business strategy, they take proactive steps towards a technology-driven future. They’ve shown proof of modernising out-dated and once tedious processes and replacing them with ways of working that suit all teams.

With all of this under their belt, this finance leader is able to lead with financial sustainability at the forefront, all while putting their people first. 

Cast your nomination for who you think deserves this title.

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Submission pointers to keep in mind

  • Describe the vision for the future of finance within an organisation or industry and how their objectives align with broader industry trends and emerging challenges
  • Discuss awareness and utilisation of emerging technologies in finance
  • Detail the innovative strategies and tactics employed to advance finance practices
  • Highlight instances where you/they have led the team to enhanced financial performance
  • Quantify the impact of your/their initiatives using relevant financial metrics or key performance indicators
  • These pointers are just to help you get started. When applying or nominating someone for an award, you don't need to reference each of these points

Meet the jury members

We’re inviting six industry leaders and big thinkers from all over the globe to come together and handpick the winners of each category. Let’s hear it for our judges.

Image of Caroline Barnekow

Caroline Barnekow

VP Fintech and Impact Engagement at Mastercard

Image of Søren Lonning

Søren Lonning

CFO at Pleo

Image of Maria Mejer-Stybe

Maria Mejer-Stybe

Manager, BSO Development, BDO Denmark

Image of Mette Gade

Mette Gade

CPO at Pleo

Image of Stuart Wynn

Stuart Wynn

SVP Strategy & Partnerships at Pleo

Martin Dalskov, Podimo

Martin Dalskov

Head of Finance at Podimo

How submissions will be evaluated

Each and every submission will be carefully evaluated by our jury committee with a few things kept in mind. This includes: all creative, strategic, and analytical factors, with particular attention paid to the answers provided in the submission form. 

Save the dates

08/07/24 - Submissions open

20/09/24 - Entries close

05/11/24 - Winners announced


To be up for the chance of winning any of the awards this year, entries must be Pleo customers or partners (accounting, consulting, and integration partners).  

Want to hear more about the Beyond Awards?

If you’re eager to learn more about Pleo’s Beyond Awards, reach out to with any questions or inquiries about your submission. 

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Fair Judging and Recognition

Pleo guarantees that all submissions for the awards contest shall be evaluated with the utmost integrity and impartiality, ensuring that all entries are reviewed on fair and equal terms. The judging process will be free from any form of discrimination or preferential treatment.

The main objective of the Beyond Finance Awards is to recognise and celebrate Pleo’s customers and partners, allowing them to share feedback and promote their success stories and experiences using Pleo to transform their business. Should you want to enter an award category but do not wish to be contacted by Pleo’s marketing/PR team or have your photo, job title, company name, and logo used, please email us at If we don’t hear from you within two weeks of your submission, we’ll process your submission as is.