Standard Bank sponsors Moving into Africa Awards at the CFO Award

Standard Bank CFO Client Coverage Isaac Malevu: "Africa is our home, we drive her growth"

Standard Bank have shown their commitment to driving Africa’s growth at this year’s CFO Awards, the “Oscars of South Africa’s finance profession”, through their sponsorship of the Moving Into Africa Award

The winner of this award is the driving force behind the company’s successful expansion into Africa. The CFO has made a great effort to manage the risk and to seize opportunities for growth in Africa’s upcoming economies. Based on sound analysis and a strategic and financial plan, the company has established itself in new markets and has conquered market share. He or she has invested in knowledge and expertise to deal with specific cultural, legal and financial issues and has built an international finance team. 

Standard Bank provides the full spectrum of financial services to markets in South Africa and on the continent. 

Standard Bank CFO of Client Coverage Isaac Malevu CA(SA) said that “Africa is our home, we drive her growth”. This reflects Standard Bank’s commitment to supporting opportunities that make a difference in the communities and markets it serves. 

“One of the ways in which we strive to do this, is by supporting initiatives which enhance the lives of fellow Africans. The CFO awards enables us to live our purpose of driving Africa’s growth, and the association therefore benefits Standard Bank’s reputation.” 

According to Isaac, the ideal candidate for this award will be a forward-thinking innovator and transformational leader, with a proven track record on transforming their business environment, and a commitment to being a catalyst for change in Africa. 

He concluded that: 

“Our role as a business is greater than simply the products and services we provide to our clients. Our long-term profitability depends on the stability and well-being of our continent. Therefore, we hope the recipient of the CFO award will become a role model that will inspire many more business leaders and upcoming young leaders to emulate and think beyond their work in effecting the type of change that elevates their roles, companies and communities to the next level.”