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  • Governance overview

    Our approach to corporate governance promotes strategic decision-making that balances short-, medium- and long-term outcomes to reconcile the interests of the group, stakeholders and society in creating and protecting sustainable value.

    As an integral part of the societies in which we operate and on which we depend for our licence to operate, we are morally and legally bound to act in a way that is good for these societies and good for the group. Our corporate governance approach, therefore, rests on the following clear commitments:

    • Promoting transparency, accountability and empathy in managing our stakeholder relationships, and ensuring that our clients are treated fairly and consistently.
    • Delivering a positive impact on society, the economy and the environment through our business activities.
    • Adherence to the highest applicable regulatory and governance standards, including the voluntary adoption of ESG standards.
    • Instil an ethical and risk-aware culture, recognising that the trust our stakeholders have in us is the foundation of our legitimacy and the basis on which we are able to compete, collaborate and change as we become a truly human, truly digital integrated African financial services group.

    In line with King IV, we understand good governance as the exercise of ethical and effective leadership. The board is responsible for ensuring good governance, guided by our principle of doing the right business, the right way. What we understand as ‘right’ is informed by our values, code of ethics, and applicable legislation.

    Read more in our governance and remuneration report.

    OUR GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORK
    Our board-approved governance framework is embedded in all the group’s operations. It is designed to provide a clear direction for responsive decision-making across the group and supports responsible behaviour and the implementation of best practices by:
    Ensuring the pursuit of strategic opportunities within board-approved risk appetite, supporting a prudent balance of risk and return.
    Providing effective control to avoid financial loss or reputational damage due to misconduct and unethical behaviour.
    Embedding the principle of doing the right business, the right way, to ensure ethical and defensible business practices within and across our markets.
    Supporting our legitimacy as a corporate citizen that enhances the resources and relationships we rely on today for the future benefit of the group, our stakeholders and society.

    ACHIEVING OUR GOVERNANCE OUTCOMES

    Maintaining effective control

    The board retains effective control through the governance framework and delegates certain functions to its committees according to clearly defined mandates and decision-making rights set by the framework. This allows the board to allocate sufficient attention to the matters reserved for its decision-making, while also ensuring that delegated matters receive in-depth focus. Committee chairmen are accountable for the effective functioning of board committees.

    The board delegates the management of the day-to-day business and affairs of the group to the group chief executive, with full power on behalf of and in the name of the board. The group executive committee provides counsel to the group chief executive, acting as a sounding board and ensuring overall coordination across the group, legal entities, and other key stakeholders. Members of the group executive committee exercise powers in accordance with their delegated authority.

    It is intended that every year, one board meeting is held at one of our African Region subsidiaries, giving group non-executive directors the opportunity to interact with in-country board members, executives and key clients in that country, deepening their understanding of local issues.

    Board responsibilities

    The group board is responsible for the ethical and effective leadership of the group. Our clearly defined governance framework enables the board to fulfil its duties, which include:

    • Guiding and approving the group’s strategic direction.
    • Overseeing the implementation and execution of the strategy.
    • Overseeing resource allocation and risk appetite.
    • Approving policy and capital planning.
    • Holding executive management to account for the performance of the group, including the achievement of financial and non-financial goals.
    • Ensuring executive management sets the tone for good governance based on the group’s values.
    Roles and responsibilities

    The roles of chairman and group chief executive are separate. The allocation of responsibilities is clearly set out, ensuring that no single director has unfettered powers in the board decision-making process. Executive directors and the group’s prescribed officers attend board meetings, increasing the contact between the board and management.

    The group chief executive and the executive team are held accountable to agreed operational and financial performance targets aligned to our strategy and in the best interests of the group and its material stakeholders. The board monitors their delivery against these targets.

    Management is open and transparent with the board and brings to its attention any matters of concern in the appropriate forums and in a timeous manner.

    Assessing board and committee effectiveness

    How the board performs and is evaluated
    The annual board evaluation provides an opportunity to identify greater efficiencies, maximising strengths and highlighting areas of further development to enable the board to continuously improve its performance and that of the group. Externally facilitated board and board committee evaluations are performed every two years and internal self-evaluations are performed every alternate year. The board chairman, with the support of the group directors’ affairs committee, leads the board in considering and responding to the annual review of its effectiveness, which also includes a review of its committees and individual directors. Performance evaluation of the chairman is carried out by the board, led by the deputy chairman.

    2019 evaluation of the board’s performance
    The 2019 evaluation was internally facilitated by the company secretary and overseen by the group directors’ affairs committee and obtained the directors’ views on what they consider to be working well and areas they identified as needing improvement. The topics assessed included:
    • Risk and conduct,
    • Financial outcome,
    • Group competitiveness and ability to respond in an agile manner,
    • SEE impact and stakeholder engagement,
    • Employee engagement and board succession plans,
    • Transformation/diversity/political economy (South Africa),
    • Oversight over subsidiaries,
    • Overall effectiveness of board committees and their reporting to the board,
    • Client centricity,
    • Digitisation journey, and
    • Assessment by committee members on efficacy of each board committee.

    Overall, the board is considered to be functioning well and there is a relationship of trust among board members. The culture of the board is seen as healthy and robust. There is support for the executives and mutual respect between all parties. There is alignment on strategy and the board is seen as effective in discharging its role.

    Read more in our governance and remuneration report

    Board education and training
    Continuing board education sessions are scheduled a year in advance to ensure full board participation.

    A key focus for the board is to become ‘digitally savvy’, develop a common understanding among directors of what it means to be digital and to ensure that it has the capacity and capability to guide executive management, add value to the group’s strategic direction and lead a relevant, competitive, innovative and integrated financial services organisation. Board education and training delivered in 2019 reflected this focus.

    Topics covered in 2019 included:

    • Blockchain
      Understanding the use and future applications of blockchain, and its impact on the banking environment.
    • Independent review of cyber resilience
      An in-depth look into the results of the independent assessment conducted on the group’s information security programme and practices.
    • Artificial Intelligence
      An overview of the group’s strategy for AI and machine learning, and the opportunities and risks it presents in the financial services industry.
    • Internal Audit: assurance in a new digital world
      A presentation on the group’s digital strategy for the combined assurance function.
    • The creation and institutionalisation of a culture of ethics and awareness
      A presentation to the SARB on the group’s overall approach to ethics.
    • Conduct risk management
      An overview of the group’s conduct risk framework, the eight pillars of conduct and outcomes, and the role of the board as it pertains to conduct risk.
    • My360 app
      A demonstration of the My360 app, which tracks a client’s assets, liabilities and risk cover regardless of financial institution, geography or insurer.

    Board director skills

    We apply a skills matrix to ensure our directors have the relevant range of skills and experience in the short-term and to identify specific skills required to protect and create value in the long term.

    72%

    Universal banking / banking

    89%

    Governance / regulation /
    public policy

    83%

    Capital / risk management
    and controls

    67%

    IT / digital

    89%

    Doing business in
    sub-Saharan Africa

    95%

    Culture / conduct / ethics

    95%

    Remuneration / reward

    89%

    Voice of the customer /
    client centricity

    67%

    Accounting / auditing

    78%

    Financial services / insurance / asset management

    83%

    ESG / stakeholder engagement

    83%

    People development / diversity and inclusion

    100%

    Leadership of a large complex organisation

    In addition to standard items on the board agenda, the board’s key focus areas in 2019 included:

    • Receiving management feedback on the group’s digitisation journey, including PBB South Africa service and delivery channel optimisation and its impact on business and stakeholders.
    • Considering competitor analysis reports which focused on the group’s performance relative to its peers.
    • Considering the audit committee’s recommendation on the re-appointment of external auditors.
    • Noting the group’s corporate activities.
    • Considering business unit deep drills from CIB, PBB and Wealth chief executives.
    • Considering the quarterly group chief executive report.
    • Noting the perspective from Australia regarding the Royal Commission Report on conduct.
    • Recommending that shareholders’ vote against the resolutions to report on the group’s assessment of greenhouse gas emission and to adopt and publicly disclose a policy on lending to coal-fired power projects and coal mining operations.
    • Approving the appointment of three independent non-executive directors, Maureen Erasmus, Priscillah Mabelane and Nonkululeko Nyembezi.
    • Considering feedback from the group chief information officer on IT incidents.
    • Resolving to exercise the put option and to authorise Standard Bank London Holdings to give the requisite notice to ICBC over the group’s residual 20% shareholding in ICBC Argentina and its affiliates.
    • Approving the appointment of Trix Kennealy as the chairmandesignate of group remco. Trix Kennealy will take over as chairman of group remco as well as the board’s lead independent director, when Peter Sullivan retires from the group in May 2020.

    Delivering good performance

    In approving the group’s strategy, the board considers the group’s purpose, vision, values and legitimacy, emerging risks and opportunities, the group’s operating model, infrastructure and resources, and its performance against the metrics associated with our value drivers, to ensure the long-term success and sustainability of the group.

    Setting the board agenda
    A forward planner with standing agenda items is prepared.
    The chairman considers emerging issues affecting the group.
    Care is taken to ensure the board has the appropriate time to consider matters critical to the group, including compliance, administrative and governance matters.
    After each board meeting, a closed session is held for non-executive directors, providing them with an opportunity to test thoughts and raise matters considered inappropriate for discussion in the presence of the executive directors. The chairman provides feedback to the group chief executive.

    The committees in 2019, in relation to their mandates, included:

    Group risk and capital management committee
    Purpose
    • Provide independent and objective oversight of risk and capital management across the group.
    • Review and assess the adequacy and effectiveness of the risk and capital management governance framework and ensure that associated standards and policies are clear, appropriate and effective.
    • Evaluate and agree the nature and extent of opportunities and ensure discipline and control in managing the associated risks in pursuit of group strategic objectives.
    Group social and ethics committee
    Purpose
    • Ensure that social conscience is embedded in the way the group does business.
    • Ensure the development of appropriate policies relating to stakeholder and reputation management.
    • Guide and monitor the group’s social, ethical, economic, environmental, transformation and consumer relationship initiatives in line with relevant legislation, regulation, standards and codes.
    Group audit committee
    Purpose
    • Monitor and review the adequacy and effectiveness of accounting policies, financial and other internal control systems and financial reporting processes.
    • Provide independent oversight of the group’s assurance functions, with focus on combined assurance arrangements, including reviews of the independence and effectiveness of the external audit, internal audit and compliance functions.
    • Assess compliance with applicable legal, regulatory and accounting standards and policies in the preparation of fairly presented financial statements and external reports.
    Group remuneration committee
    Purpose
    • Assist the board to ensure fair and responsible remuneration.
    • Develop the group’s remuneration philosophy and policy in line with best practice and engage key stakeholders in this regard.
    Group directors’ affairs committee
    Purpose
    • Determine the appropriate group corporate governance structures and practices.
    • Maintain the board continuity programme.
    • Ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and codes of conduct and practice.
    • Assess and ensure the effectiveness of the board and its committees.
    Group technology and information committee
    Purpose
    • Ensure prudent governance of technology and information and oversee related governance mechanisms to support the group in achieving its strategic objectives.
    Group model approval committee
    Purpose
    • Assist the board in managing model risk according to the advanced internal ratings-based approach for measuring exposure to credit risk stipulated by the Banks Act.
    • Perform functions set out in the associated regulations, including inspecting risk evaluation models for approval.

    Read more on key deliberations and decisions of board committees in our governance and remuneration report.


    Achieving an ethical culture and ensuring our legitimacy

    The chairman and the board set the ethical tone for the group. Our purpose, values and ethics are the basis on which we institutionalise an ethical culture across the group and in the delivery of our strategy. Our code of ethics provides our people with practical guidance on how to behave, outlines acceptable conduct and empowers them to make faster, more confident decisions within clearly defined parameters. The board and committee effectiveness assessments and executive management and individual employee performance evaluations measure conduct against the group’s values and code of ethics.

    Our overarching governance framework supports the institutionalisation of an ethical culture (shown below), which in its focus on the governance of our conduct as individuals, in our markets and in society provides the cornerstones for the group’s legitimacy. This enables the board to oversee and monitor how the consequences of the group’s activities affect its status as a responsible corporate citizen that understands the expectations of our stakeholders and acts to balance their interests, thereby ensuring positive outcomes in each of our strategic value drivers.

    Governance of ethics
    Board level
    Group board
    • Ensures the group conducts itself as a responsible, ethical corporate citizen.
    • Monitors the implementation of the values.
    Group social and ethics committee
    • Upholds, monitors and reports on the group’s activities relating to conduct and ethical standards.
    • Sets the direction of how ethics is approached and approves codes of conduct and policies that give effect to this direction.
    • Oversees engagement with stakeholders and the management of their material concerns.
    Group risk and capital management committee
    • Provides independent and objective oversight of risk and capital management.
    • Sets risk appetite and considers reputational risk associated with the allocation of capital.
    Management level
    Social and ethics management committee
    • Reviews matters related to ethics, as well as market, personal and societal conduct prior to their submission to the group social and ethics committee.
    Executive committee
    • Sets the strategic direction for ethics and conduct.
    • Oversees the conduct dashboards prepared by each business unit and corporate function.
    Supplier risk committee
    • Considers ethical and conduct issues related to suppliers and third parties, including conflicts of interest, anticompetitive behaviour, human rights and conduct.
    Group risk oversight committee
    • Oversees all risk types, approving relevant risk governance policies and promoting a risk management culture.
    Governance policies and standards
    Guidelines, ongoing awareness and reinforcement, and annual mandatory training for all employees
    Monitoring and reporting

    Personal conduct

    (how we behave in the group)
    Governance framework
    1. Board level: group social and ethics, and group risk and capital management committees
    2. Management: executive and social and ethics management committees
    3. Group standards and policies
    Policies
    • Conflicts of interest.
    • Gifts and entertainment.
    • Outside business interests.
    • Personal account trading.
    • Discrimination.
    • Disability.
    • Sexual harassment.
    • Harassment in the workplace.
    • Occupational health and safety.
    Execution

    Tracking metrics related to diversity and inclusion, employee trends and wellbeing, and monitoring progress against targets.

    Performance management and remuneration.

    Recruitment and selection.

    Culture.

    Leadership development and group leadership identity.

    Our annual employee survey:
    • Provides employees with a safe way in which to speak out.
    • Enables us to assess how employees view the integrity of their line managers.
    • Provides insights on how employees feel about working for the group (eNPS score).

    Market conduct

    (how we behave in the market)
    Governance framework
    1. Board level: group social and ethics and group risk and capital management committees
    2. Management: executive and social and ethics management committee
    3. Group standards and policies
    Policies
    • Anti-bribery and corruption.
    • Whistleblowing.
    • Money laundering control.
    • FAIS disbarment.
    • Data privacy.
    • Market abuse control.
    • Treating customers fairly.
    Execution

    Business units manage conduct risk associated with their businesses.

    Business units submit quarterly conduct dashboards to exco.
    Dashboard metrics and considerations
    • Employee turnover, absenteeism and employee relations.
    • Compliance training.
    • Compliance with policies.
    • Whistleblowing incidents.

    Societal conduct

    (how we behave in society)
    Governance framework
    1. Board level: group social and ethics committee
    2. Management: executive and social and ethics management committee
    3. Group standards, policies and statements
    Policies
    • Respectful, constructive, transparent and responsive stakeholder engagement.
    • Trade associations and industry memberships.
    • Engaging advocacy and lobby groups.
    • Environmental and social risk management.
    • Human rights statement.
    • United Nations Principles for Responsible Banking.
    • UN HeForShe campaign.
    • Equator Principles.
    • Corporate social investment policy.
    Execution

    Group policy advocacy and sustainability function.

    Corporate social investment forum.

    SBSA’s political economy, transformation and black economic empowerment committee.

    Leadership and participation in various industry initiatives, associations and forums.

    The environmental and social risk management framework is used to proactively identify, manage and monitor related risks in our lending processes.

    External reporting (report to society and ESG report) and ranking on key ESG indices.

    We aim to:
    • Understand the impacts of our business activities – direct and indirect – including impacts on the environment, society and economic growth.
    • Identify and develop opportunities to provide financial products and services that help our clients overcome economic, social and environmental challenges.

    Read more about how we are ensuring an ethical culture in risk and conduct.
    Read more in our report to society.
    Read more in our governance and remuneration report.

    OUR LEADERSHIP

    Our group board

    Our directors have deep experience and diverse skills, enabling the board to provide informed counsel, rigorous oversight and independent interrogation in leading integrated thinking in the group and guiding the executive committee in the design and delivery of the group’s strategy.

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    Thulani Gcabashe 62*
    Chairman and independent non-executive director, SBG and SBSA
    Key strengths: Business leadership; executive management of a complex business; solid strategic planning experience.
    Appointed: 2003
    Appointed chairman: 2015
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    Jacko Maree 64#
    Deputy chairman, SBG and non-executive director, SBG and SBSA
    Key strengths: Over 35 years’ experience in banking and leadership; deep insight into the role of a chief executive and the challenges faced; skilled team builder.
    Appointed: 2016
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    Peter Sullivan 72^
    Lead independent director, SBG and independent non-executive director, SBSA
    Key strengths: Seasoned banker with international experience; over ten years leadership experience in both Africa and Asia; strong non-executive director and chairman experience with excellent coaching and mentoring skills.
    Appointed: 2013
    Appointed lead independent director: 2017
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    Sim Tshabalala 52†
    Group chief executive, SBG and executive director, SBSA
    Key strengths: Extensive groupwide leadership experience; leading strategy formulation and execution; proven track record of enhancing competitiveness and ensuring sustainability; ability to manage complex stakeholder relationships. Appointed: 2013
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    Arno Daehnke 52ø
    Group financial director, SBG and executive director, SBSA
    Key strengths: Detailed understanding of banking regulations; financial management, budgeting and forecasting skills; balance sheet management experience, including capital and liquidity management, at group and subsidiary level.
    Appointed: 2016
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    Maureen Erasmus 59
    Independent non-executive director, SBG and SBSA
    Key strengths: Seasoned investment banker with international experience in emerging markets; strategy development and execution skills.
    Appointed: 2019
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    Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi 59
    Independent non-executive director, SBG and SBSA
    Key strengths: Experience in international, regional (Africa) and national politics; strong strategic, ethical and oversight skills; sustainability and sustainable development.
    Appointed: 2016
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    Trix Kennealy 61**
    Independent non-executive director, SBG and SBSA
    Key strengths: Extensive operational and strategic management experience across a variety of industries and sectors; over 30 years’ experience in corporate governance; broad experience in strategic financial management, including restructuring, acquisitions and integrations.
    Appointed: 2016
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    Priscillah Mabelane 46
    Independent non-executive director, SBG and SBSA
    Key strengths: Leadership in a multinational organisation; strategy formulation and execution; financial acumen.
    Appointed: 2020
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    Nomgando Matyumza 57
    Independent non-executive director, SBG and SBSA
    Key strengths: Strong financial and executive management skills; experience in strategy development and execution; seasoned non-executive director in several sectors.
    Appointed: 2016
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    Kgomotso Moroka 65
    Non-executive director, SBG and SBSA
    Key strengths: Strong business leadership skills; extensive experience in governance, regulation and public policy; significant legal experience.
    Appointed: 2003
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    Nonkululeko Nyembezi 59
    Independent non-executive director, SBG and SBSA
    Key strengths: Leadership across multiple sectors; strategy planning and execution.
    Appointed: 2020
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    Martin Oduor-Otieno 63
    Independent non-executive director, SBG and SBSA
    Key strengths:Over 18 years’ of extensive banking experience; strategy development and execution skills, strong leadership and governance experience.
    Appointed: 2016
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    André Parker 69
    Independent non-executive director, SBG and SBSA
    Key strengths: Extensive experience of running businesses in Africa and Asia; strong brand management experience in fast-moving consumer goods markets; non-executive director experience in South African corporates.
    Appointed: 2014
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    Atedo Peterside 64
    Independent non-executive director, SBG and SBSA
    Key strengths: Strong business and banking experience, as the founder and former chief executive of the Investment Bank and Trust Company Limited (IBTC); seasoned investment banker and economist.
    Appointed: 2014
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    Myles Ruck 63
    Independent non-executive director, SBG and SBSA
    Key strengths:Strong banking experience with a career spanning over 30 years; experience in running a large and complex business; extensive risk management experience.
    Appointed: 2002
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    John Vice 67
    Independent non-executive director, SBG and SBSA
    Key strengths:Extensive experience in auditing, accounting, risk and practice management; experienced IT advisor and consultant in IT strategy, risk, audit and controls; knowledge and experience of running businesses in South Africa and other African countries.
    Appointed: 2016
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    Lubin Wang 46
    Non-executive director, SBG and SBSA
    Key strengths: Senior management experience in multiple geographies; experience in a variety of corporate functions, including finance, IT, procurement and administration; strong ability to adapt to different environments.
    Appointed: 2017
      Chairman
      Deputy chairman
      Lead independent director
      Executive directors
      Independent non-executive directors
      Non-executive directors
    Responsibilities:
    * Board governance and performance, and shareholder engagement.
    # Leading the board performance appraisal of the chairman and advising the chairman on general board matters.
    ^ Dealing with shareholders’ concerns where contact through the normal channels fails to resolve concerns, or where the chairman may be conflicted.
    Strategy and group performance.
    ø Group financial performance and reporting.

    Non-executive directors provide independent and objective judgement. They constructively challenge and monitor the executive management’s delivery of strategy within the approval framework and risk appetite agreed by the board.

    Committees:

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    Group directors’ affairs committee

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    Group technology and information committee

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    Group emr uneration committee (remco)

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    Group audit committee

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    SBSA large exposure credit committee, an SBSA sub committee

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    Group social and ethics committee

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    Group risk and capital management committee

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    Group model approval committee

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    Committee chairman

    ** Trix has been appointed as chairman-designate of remco and as the lead independent director, effective from the AGM 2020.

    Our group executive committee

    The group chief executive, supported by the group executive committee, is accountable for the implementation of strategy and the performance of the group. The skills and experience of group executive committee members underpin the group’s ability to deliver its strategy, measured against our five strategic value drivers.

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    Sim Tshabalala
    Group chief executive, SBG and executive director, SBSA
    Qualifications
    BA, LLB (Rhodes University), LLM (University of Notre Dame, USA), HDip Tax (Wits1), AMP (Harvard)
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    Arno Daehnke
    Group financial director, SBG Executive director, SBSA
    Qualifications
    BSc, MSc (UCT2), PhD (Vienna University of Technology), MBA (Milpark), AMP (Wharton))
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    Sola David-Borha
    Chief executive, Africa Regions
    Qualifications
    BSc Economics (University of Ibadan), MBA (University of Manchester), AMP (Harvard), GCP (IESE, Wharton, CEIBS)
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    René du Preez
    General counsel
    Qualifications
    BProc (cum laude), LLB (cum laude), HDipTax (UJ3)
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    Kenny Fihla
    Chief executive, CIB
    Qualifications
    MSc (University of London), MBA (Wits)
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    Jörg Fischer
    Head, group shared services and group real estate services
    Qualifications
    BCom (Wits), Bachelor of Accountancy (Wits), CA (SA), Advanced Certificate in Taxation (UNISA4), MIT Global Executive Academy (Cambridge, MA)
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    Lungisa Fuzile
    Chief executive, SBSA
    Qualifications
    MCom (UKZN5), AMP (Harvard)
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    David Hodnett
    Group chief risk officer and group ethics officer
    Qualifications
    BCom (Wits), BAcc (cum laude), CA (SA), MBA (Manchester Business School/Wits), Advanced Diploma in Banking
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    Isabel Lawrence
    Group chief compliance and data officer
    Qualifications
    BA (Hons), LLM (Rand Afrikaans University)
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    Alpheus Mangale
    Group chief information officer
    Qualifications
    NDip Computer Systems Engineering (TUT), PG management (Henley), EDP (CCL), AMP (Harvard)
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    Zweli Manyathi
    Chief executive, PBB
    Qualifications
    BCom (Hons) (Unisa), PDP (New York), SEP (Wits & Harvard)
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    Funeka Montjane
    Chief executive, PBB SA
    Qualifications
    BCom (Hons) (Wits), MCom (UJ), CA (SA)
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    David Munro
    Chief executive, Liberty
    Qualifications
    BCom, PGDip Accounting (UCT), CA (SA), AMP (Harvard)
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    Margaret Nienaber
    Chief executive, Wealth
    Qualifications
    BCompt (Hons) (University of the Free State), CA (SA)
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    Rod Poole
    Group head, change and business transformation
    Qualifications
    BCom (UNISA)
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    Thulani Sibeko
    Group head, marketing and communication
    Qualifications
    BSc Bus Admin (California State University, USA), MBA (Henley), Graduate Certificate (Harvard)
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    Zola Stephen
    Group secretary
    Qualifications
    BProc, LLB (UKZN)
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    Sharon Taylor
    Group head, human capital
    Qualifications
    BCom (UKZN), BCom (Hons) (UNISA)
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    Gert Vogel
    Chief executive, SB International and CIB International
    Qualifications
    BCom (University of Pretoria), BCompt (Hons), MBL (UNISA), CA (SA)
    1. Wits: University of the Witwatersrand.
    2. UCT: University of Cape Town.
    3. UJ: University of Johannesburg.
    4. UNISA: University of South Africa.
    5. UKZN: University of KwaZulu-Natal.