Risto Ketola joined Momentum Metropolitan Holdings in August 2016 to head up investor relations and business performance management. In this position, Risto was responsible for the investor relations function as well as the design, approval, monitoring, and reporting of balanced scorecards at various levels for the group.
Risto has extensive experience as a financial services analyst and researcher with Standard Bank, Ketola Research and Deutsche Bank.
In 2017 Risto was appointed as the company’s CFO, where he was responsible for investor relations, business performance, group reporting, finance Group-wide services, mergers and acquisitions and balance sheet management.
He is also a CFA charterholder, and is a fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and Actuarial Society of South Africa (ASSA). He graduated from the University of Cape Town with a B.Sc in economics and statistics.
For his role as the group FD of Momentum Metropolitan Holdings, Risto was nominated for the 2020 CFO Awards, and again for the 2022 CFO Awards.
2018 – Present Group Finance Director, Momentum Metropolitan Holdings
2017 – 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Momentum Metropolitan Holdings
2016 – 2017 Head: Business Performance Management & Investor Relations, Momentum Metropolitan Holdings
2011 – 2016 Executive, Head of Financial Sector Research, Standard Bank
2008 – 2011 Owner, Ketola Research, Finland
2003 – 2007 Insurance Analyst, Director, Deutsche Bank, South Africa
2002 – 2003 Asset-liability Modeling Actuary, Alexander Forbes
2000 – 2002 Derivative Specialist, Cadiz Asset Management
1998 – 2000 Product Development Manager, Norwich Life
1999 B.Sc Statistics, University of Cape Town
1999 B.Sc Economics, University of Cape Town
2002 Fellow of the Institute
About Momentum Metropolitan Holdings: Momentum is a member of Momentum Metropolitan Holdings Limited, a South African based financial group listed on the South African stock exchange, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).
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