Executive Director and CEO of BACB plc (commercial bank specializing in trade finance with assets c.$4.5bn).
Deep experience in global financial services with prior experience as CFO, global chief operating officer and head of new business development. SMF experience having held SMF functions 1 (CEO), 2 (CFO) and 3 (Executive Director).
Significant experience of all key regulatory processes (including ICAAP, ILAAP, Recovery and Resolution planning); anti-financial crime and compliance matters; strategy formulation and business development; as well as a deep understanding of ‘Front-to-Back’ processes and controls. Proven delivery of complex change programmes including new market launch, capital optimization, core banking system implementation and enhancing the risk management framework.
Excellent attention to detail complimented by strategic vision, commercial outlook and delivery focus. A natural leader who actively develops talent. Manages global teams collaboratively by communicating a clear vision, agreeing objectives and appropriately balancing direction, delegation and hands-on. Strong and influential stakeholder management skills – a true business “partner”. Articulate but a good listener, able to assimilate complex issues and to develop a strong network across an organisation.
Demonstrated ability to operate at Board level in different sectors and across geographies. Company Secretary and NED experience including as Chair.
Africa is home to 1.3 billion people spread across 54 countries, 20 of which have economies set to expand by an average of 5% or higher over the next five years. We spoke to BACB’s CEO about export opportunities in Africa.