Arno Daehnke


Job Title: Chief Finance and Value Management Officer

Company: Standard Bank


Before taking on the role of group chief finance and value management officer 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 walked away with the Moving into Africa Awards. He was nominated again in 2022, and this time walked away with the CFO of the Year title, the Strategy Execution Award, and the Moving into Africa Award again.

2016 – Present     Chief Finance and Value Management Officer, Standard Bank
2010 – 2016          Head: Group Treasury and Capital Management, Standard Bank
2007 – 2010          Director and Head: Treasury and Money Markets, Standard Bank
2003 – 2007          Director and Head: Asset and Liability Management, Standard Bank
2002 – 2003          Senior Manager: Money Market Trading, Standard Bank CIB
2000 – 2002          Senior Manager: Quantitative Research and Analysis, Standard Corporate and Merchant                                       Bank CIB
1993 – 2000          Research Area Manager for the Rock Mechanics Division, CSIR

2015                         AMP, Wharton University, Philadelphia
2001                         MBA, Milpark University
1997                         PhD, Vienna University of Technology
1992                         MSc, University of Cape Town
1989                         BSc, University of Cape Town

About company: Standard Bank is a major South African bank and financial services group. It is Africa's biggest lender by assets.

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