In the latest of the CEO
conversations Professor Nicola Kleyn chats to Ben Kruger, about how the banking
and financial services industry is holding up against the current economic
headwinds. Given Standard Bank’s presence in 20 African countries, the conversation
will flow into the African narrative and the bank’s commitment to driving
growth across the continent. They will also discuss the impact of digital
disruption across the sector and how it’s changing the future face of banking.
Ben Kruger completed his schooling at Heidelberg Hoër Volkskool, and obtained a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Pretoria.
He served his articles at Peat Marwick Mitchel & Co (KPMG), qualifying as a Chartered Accountant and completed the Advanced Programme in Management at Harvard Business School.
Ben joined Standard Corporate and Merchant Bank in 1985 and having fulfilled various roles in Corporate and Investment Banking was appointed as Deputy Chief Executive, in 1998 and Chief Executive in 2001.
During 2006 Ben was appointed Chief Executive, Global Corporate and Investment Banking, Standard Bank Group until September 2008, whereafter he assumed the position of Chief Operating Officer for the Standard Bank Group.
In 2011, in his role of Deputy Group Chief Executive, Ben assumed responsibility for both major banking business lines, Corporate & Investment Banking and Personal & Business Banking.
In March 2013 Ben was appointed as Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Standard Bank Group Limited. Ben currently serves as a director of ICBC Standard Bank Plc, Stanbic Africa Holdings Limited and the Standard Bank of South Africa Limited.
Event starts: 18:00
Event ends: 19:00
Cocktails will be served after the event.