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Funding SA’s future – Standard Bank's Feenix takes flight

In response to the highly charged ‘Fees must Fall’ protests that began in 2015, South Africa’s students were desperate to be heard, and Standard Bank opened their ears. Jayshree Naidoo, head of the Standard Bank Incubator and CEO of…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 13, 2017 at 13:00 — No Comments

“The offering” – Standard Bank’s solution co-created with accountants and entrepreneurs

If you could design a banking solution for your startup, would it look like a traditional bank offering? Standard Bank is betting on no, gathering a tech and customer-focused team and giving them major leeway to experiment with the entrepreneur banking model. According to Standard Bank’s Angé Baard, Paton Raman,…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 12, 2017 at 17:00 — No Comments

Standard Bank making waves with innovation for public benefit

Standard Bank is putting their money where their heart is, with the launch and growth of two “public good” programmes: the Standard Bank Incubator, and Feenix. Head of the Incubator, Jayshree Naidoo, showcased the work of these projects in one of the opening sessions at the Finance Indaba 2017,…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 12, 2017 at 12:35 — No Comments

The impact of digital on banks is huge, says Standard Bank's James Nicolson

Digital technology is having a huge impact on banks, says James Nicolson, chief architect for Corporate and Investment Banking: digitisation and blockchain, at Standard Bank. “Like many industries, it started out at the consumer end of banking, and now we are seeing a strong drive at a CIB level towards a much richer digital…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 9, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments

Reinventing your solutions - your business will depend on it: Finance Indaba sneak peek 19

Are you just a bean-counter or do you want to make a more meaningful contribution and solve real business challenges? In this thought-provoking session at Finance Indaba Africa, you will learn more about how one organisation is reinventing its customer solution without losing its…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 4, 2017 at 14:00 — No Comments

Want to grow your business? Choose the right partner: Finance Indaba sneak peek 16

This session will bring you business leaders who have taken bold steps and successfully grown their business on the African continent. Despite all the complexity growth is still possible. You'll hear the inspiration, struggles and successes from those who dared. If you want to grow your business in…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 3, 2017 at 14:00 — No Comments

Innovative models to build a better future: Finance Indaba sneak peek 11

If you’re a financial or corporate professional, this talk will provide you with key insights on how large organisations use innovative and disruptive models to deliver what matters. The speaker, Jayshree Naidoo, is an…

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Added by CFO South Africa on October 2, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments

Standard Bank partners with US FinTech accelerator

Standard Bank has joined the US-based INV FinTech accelerator programme as a partner in order to open up the African FinTech market for programme participants startups.

Established in 2015 through a partnership between financial services firm…

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Added by CFO South Africa on September 26, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

Create a broader environment to drive innovation, says CIB’s Anré Klopper-Stroh

“Our role within Human  Capital is to be the custodians of culture and strategically partner the people agenda that enables our business strategy,” says Anré Klopper-Stroh, Human Capital Head for the Corporate & Investment Bank (CIB) within the Standard Bank Group. “The role of the Human Capital team…

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Added by CFO South Africa on September 25, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments

Sim Tshabalala sole Standard Bank CEO

Sim Tshabalala (pictured) has been appointed the sole CEO of Standard Bank Group, bringing to an end the dual role he shared with Ben Kruger. The appointment also makes Tshabalala the first black person to lead Africa’s largest lender independently.

Standard Bank said in a statement that…

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Added by CFO South Africa on September 12, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

Africa is a great source of growth, says Standard Bank CIB's Victor Williams

As the head of Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) for Africa at Standard Bank, Victor Williams is responsible for corporate and investment banking in the 19 countries – excluding South Africa – that comprise the Africa Regions. He says the bank serves corporate, sovereign and institutional clients (local…

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Added by CFO South Africa on September 11, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments

Standard Bank's Funeka Montjane: FinTech is changing the face of banking

“There’s never been a more wonderful time to be a banker,” says Funeka Montjane, CEO of Personal and Business Banking at Standard Bank. Montjane, a 2015 WEF Young Global Leader, believes that the future of banking lies in creating time for customers with the help of automation, artificial…

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Added by CFO South Africa on August 28, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

Create a lasting legacy, says Standard Bank CIB CEO, Kenny Fihla

“The biggest ambition that I have is to always leave a better legacy than the one I found when I took on a responsibility,” says Kenny Fihla, who took over from David Munro as chief executive of Standard Bank Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) in May this year. “What will the next generation of people or…

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Added by CFO South Africa on August 9, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

Standard Bank’s Richard Stout talks IPOs at CFO Summit

“There has to be a pretty compelling case as to why a company should list. You have to know why you're doing it because it's a costly endeavour both from a time perspective as well as economically,” said Richard Stout, Head of Equity Capital Markets Standard Bank. Stout was speaking at the recent CFO…

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Added by CFO South Africa on July 21, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

Harness technology to navigate regulatory flood – Executives urge forward thinking at CFO Summit 4

Seven minutes. 300 million. $321 billion. Every seven minutes a new piece of regulation is introduced globally, the number of pages of regulation in existence and the number of dollars paid since the financial crisis of 2008.  In an intriguing presentation at CFO Summit 4 at Summer Place in…

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Added by CFO South Africa on July 21, 2017 at 9:30 — No Comments

Bulelwa Mdlophane new CFO for CIB Global Market

Standard Bank has appointed Bulelwa Mdlophane as its new chief financial officer for Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) Global Market. Mdlophane says the appointment as CFO came after she had been “filling in” the role for almost 12 months.

Mdlophane, who began her career at Deloitte, where she stayed as an audit manager for three years post articles, has been with Standard Bank for just shy of eight years. She…

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Added by CFO South Africa on July 15, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

Leadership insights from leading executives

Modern CFOs is being called upon to take a more prominent role in leading their organisations, in many instances, filling in for the CEO. As such, technical competency is no longer enough to succeed at the elite level and leadership qualities become more significant. We delved into our archives to bring you…

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Added by CFO South Africa on July 6, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments

CFOs should expect more change coming, says Standard Bank CIB’s Suzette Els

“Allow compliance to participate in front line engagement to create a mutual understanding on key client challenges and pro-actively pick-up on key client challenges,” advises Suzette Els, Chief Compliance Officer for Standard Bank Corporate and Investment Banking. In this article, part of a series from Standard Bank specialists, Suzette talks about…

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Added by CFO South Africa on July 3, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments

Standard Bank CIB CEO Kenny Fihla’s ideal CFO

Kenny Fihla was recently made CEO (he was, until then, deputy CEO) of Standard Bank’s Corporate and Investment Banking division. For him, the ideal CFO needs to be three key things: a core partner, concerned with sustainability, and a sanity check for the organisation. “If a CFO can play these three roles exceptionally well,…

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Added by CFO South Africa on June 21, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

Stick your neck out to succeed, says Standard Bank CIB CEO, Kenny Fihla

Kenny Fihla was recently made CEO (he was, until then, deputy CEO) of Standard Bank’s Corporate and Investment Banking division. He shares with young finance professionals some personal pearls of wisdom for success. “Organisations are desperate for leaders and leaders are really tested in that kind of way – who is always willing to step out of the…

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Added by CFO South Africa on June 14, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

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