Preshanta Govender


Job Title: CFO

Company: Standard Bank of South Africa


Preshanta Govender has been the CFO of Standard Bank South Africa since March 2023. She has been with the Standard Bank Group since 2007, when she joined as a securitisation manager. She went on to serve as asset and liability manager for South Africa, executive head of liquidity risk, ALM and treasury for Africa, and executive head of balance sheet management for Africa respectively. Most recently, she served as the company’s CFO of client solutions for Africa.

She is a board member at the Ombudsman for Banking Services South Africa, and a non-executive director at Standard Bank Trust.

Her previous roles include a finance specialist at Liberty Group South Africa and accounting trainee at Absa Group.

2023 – Present     Chief Financial Officer, Standard Bank of South Africa
2023 – Present     Board Member, Ombudsman for Banking Services South Africa
2022 – Present     Non-Executive Director, Standard Bank Trust
2021 – 2023          Chief Financial Officer: Client Solutions, Africa, Standard Bank
2018 – 2021          Executive Head: Balance Sheet Management, Africa, Standard Bank
2012 – 2018          Executive Head: Liquidity Risk, ALM and Treasury, Africa, Standard Bank
2009 – 2012          Asset and Liability Manager, South Africa, Standard Bank
2007 – 2009          Securitisation Manager, Standard Bank
2004 – 2006          Accounting Trainee, Absa Group
2002 – 2002          Finance Specialist, Liberty Group South Africa

                                 CA(SA), Standard Bank
                                 University of Witwatersrand

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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