Rupesh Govan


Job Title: FD

Company: Investec


Rupesh Govan has been the FD of Investec since 2022, when it became part of Standard Bank. He came into the role from the now parent organisation, where he served as the CFO of Client Solutions for a year, after being CFO of the Wealth Division for five years. He started at the bank in 2004 as a CFO, and was later promoted to senior manager before leaving the group for a short break.

He served as a finance executive at PBB Central Finance and Peregrine Bank, respectively, between 2010 and 2016.

Rupesh’s finance career began at EY, where he was an article clerk and audit manager after receiving his BCompt (honours) degree from the University of South Africa. He qualified as a CA(SA) in 2000.

2022 – Present     Financial Director, Investec
2021 – 2022          Chief Financial Officer: Client Solutions, Standard Bank
2016 – 2021          Chief Financial Officer: Wealth Division, Standard Bank
2014 – 2016          Finance Executive, PBB Central Finance
2010 – 2014          Finance Executive, Peregrine Holdings
2009 – 2010          Senior Manager, Standard Bank
2004 – 2009          Chief Financial Officer, Standard Bank
2000 – 2003          Audit Manager, EY
1997 – 1999          Article Clerk, EY

2005 – 2005          Diploma in Advanced Banking, University of Banking
2000 – 2000          CA(SA), SAICA
1999 – 1999          BCompt (Hons), University of South Africa
1993 – 1995          BCom, University of Witwatersrand

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