CFO Profile: Simon Ridley | Standard Bank

Simon Ridley | Chief Financial Director | Standard Bank

Simon Ridley – former CFO of Standard bank – is also the Executive Director of Standard Bank South Africa Limited, which is a part of Standard Bank. Ridley tries to be an “absolute partner” to the CEOs without “usurping responsibilities,” he says. Ridley sees regulations as “an absolute part of life” and is proud of Standard Bank’s integrated reporting.

For his succesful work as the CFO of Standard Bank, Simon Ridley won the CFO Of The Year Award at the CFO Awards 2014.

Simon Ridley retired in April 2016, he will then be 60 years old.

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Nationality: South African
CFO since: 2009

Career:

  • 2009 - 2016: Group Financial Director, Group chief operating officer and Executive Director - SBG
  • 2005 - Present: Executive Director - The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited
  • 1999 - 2005: Director Finance and Operations - Standard Corporate and Merchant Bank
  • 1989 - 1999: CFO - ABSA

Education:

  • CA (SA)
  • Templeton College, Oxford - AMP, Business Leadership
  • University of Natal - Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) Adv Dip Acc, Accounting and Finance

 

Standard Bank Group
Employees: 49017 (2012)
Listed: JSE, NSE
Sector: Financial services
Industry: Banking

 

Activities:
Standard Bank Group Limited is the holding company for a group of companies offering financial services. The Group provides services in personal, corporate, merchant and commercial banking, including insurance broking, mutual fund management, property fund management, as well as other services. Standard Bank is also the holding company of Liberty Life Group Limited. Standard Bank has a 151 year history in South Africa and started building our Sub-Saharan Africa franchise in the early 1990s. They currently operate in 18 countries on the African continent, including South Africa, as well as in other selected emerging markets. The three main pillars of business are Personal & Business Banking, Corporate & Investment Banking, and Liberty.

Financial Results:

Revenue

     

2013

2012

2011

2010

n.a.

68707

58751

55644

       

Net Income

     

2013

2012

2011

2010

n.a.

15632

13030

13007