FirstRand Group: Harry Kellan

Harry Kellan has been Group Chief Financial Officer since January 2014. He serves as an Executive Director of FirstRand Limited.

Hetash Surendrakumar Kellan, also known as Harry, has been an Executive Financial Director and Director at FirstRand Bank Limited since 1 January 2014. Harry served as Chief Financial Officer of FirstRand Limited, a subsidiary of FirstRand Bank Limited, since 1 October 2013 and serves as its Executive Director. Prior to this he was CFO of FNB SA. 

He started his professional life as an Audit manager at Arthur Andersen before a stint at HSBC. He moved to FNB as a Financial Manager in 2005. 

He holds B.Com (Hons) in financial accounting for the University of the Witwatersrand. He is Chartered Accountant CA(SA). Harry says the role of the CFO has changed considerably in recent years. "We have to get into the habit of looking beyond next year - using the information we have at our disposal now to look forward as much as three years - so that we can help position the business effectively." 

Work
2014 – Present        Group CFO, FirstRand Group
2007 – 2013             CFO, FNB South Africa
2005 – 2007             Financial Manager, FNB South Africa
2000 – 2004             Associate Director: Corporate Finance Division, HSBC
1995 – 2000             Audit Manager, Arthur Anderson

Education
1990 – 1994             B. Acc, University of the Witwatersrand 

About FirstRand Limited: Listed on the JSE and the Namibian Stock Exchange, FirstRand Limited is one of the largest financial institutions in South Africa, and provides banking, insurance and investment products and services to retail, commercial, corporate and public sector customers through its portfolio of leading franchises, which include FNB, RMB, WesBank and Ashburton Investments. 
FirstRand Bank Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of FirstRand Limited, and has a number of divisions, including Rand Merchant Bank (the investment bank), FNB (the retail and commercial bank) and WesBank (the instalment finance provider). 
According to the 2017 FirstRand Integrated Report there were 44916 employees and revenue of R46 626m.