Before taking on the role of group financial director at Standard Bank, Dr Arno Daehnke headed up the banking group’s Treasury and Capital Management function. He has extensive experience in key financial aspects such as financial planning under varying macroeconomic scenarios, managing a complex banking group balance sheet in volatile financial markets and a deep understanding of both local and international bank regulatory frameworks.
Prior to joining Standard Bank, Arno was one of South Africa’s leading seismologists, using mathematical models to interrogate how shocks move through rocks.
For his work as the group FD of Standard Bank, Arno was nominated for the 2019 CFO Awards, and again for the 2022 CFO Awards.
2016 - Present Group Finance Director, Standard Bank
2010 - 2016 Head of Group Treasury and Capital Management, Standard Bank
MBA, Milpark Business School
AMP, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School
Ph.D., University of Vienna
About Standard Bank: Standard Bank Group is the largest African banking group by assets, with a market cap of approximately R310 billion (USD23 billion), and offers a range of banking and related financial services across sub-Saharan Africa.
Company: Standard Bank
Job title: FD
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