Finance Monthly - Women In Finance 2021

75 About Sola David-Borha Sola David-Borha was appointed chief executive, Africa regions in January 2017. Prior to her appointment, she was the chief executive of Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc and served as chief executive of Stanbic IBTC Bank from May 2011 to November 2012. She previously held various executive roles which included acting managing director of IBTC Chartered Bank Plc and executive director of CIB (excluding South Africa). About Standard Bank Group Standard Bank Group is the largest African banking group by assets, with a market cap of approximately R277 billion (USD20 billion) at 31 December 2019, offering a range of banking and related financial services across sub-Saharan Africa. Our strategy is to be an African focused, client-centred, digitally enabled universal financial services organisation, which drives Africa’s growth and creates value for all our stakeholders. Our clients are at the centre of everything we do. This is our central organising principle in building a digitally enabled universal financial services organisation. It aligns our efforts to change the way we do things, develop our people and shift our culture, and ultimately create a sustainable competitive advantage in a changing industry. We have a 157-year history in South Africa, and started building a franchise in sub- Saharan Africa almost 30 years ago. We have an on-the-ground presence in 20 countries on the African continent, and solid local knowledge required to operate a successful business in Africa. Our presence in and connection with, global financial centres enables us to facilitate investment and development flows in Africa, and access to international capital to facilitate growth, diversification and development in Africa. We also have a strategic partnership with the largest bank in the world, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), who is a 20% shareholder in the group. S O U T H A F R I C A Banking Leader of the Year Sola David-Borha Chief Executive, Africa Regions, Standard Bank

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