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Mpumalanga Business 2021-22

Standard Bank helps

Standard Bank helps Mpumalanga realise dreams Africa is our home, we drive her growth. Blessed with an abundance of minerals and natural resources, Mpumalanga is a nature-lover’s dream. The province also holds the promise of strong economic growth thanks to a burgeoning agriculture sector and a well-established mining sector. This, together with the opportunities that exist here, fuel many of our people’s dreams. At Standard Bank we are in the business of making dreams come true. We have a long and storied history in the province which dates to the late 1870s. Today, Standard Bank continues to serve the people of Mpumalanga by providing comprehensive business and personal banking services. A vision for the future Our vision is to be the leading financial services organisation in, for and across Africa, delivering exceptional client experiences and superior value. Africa is our home, we drive her growth, and we do this by being a catalyst for inclusive and sustainable economic growth, and by making life better for our fellow Africans by doing business the right way. We have set some significant goals. We are courageously organising our business into the new world thinking of one group, one Business Leadership Team, Mpumalanga Julian Felix Head Sector Specialist, Mpumalanga Fuad Choonara Provincial Manager, Enterprise Direct, Mpumalanga Morgan Mbhele Head Business Clients, Highveld North Image by Caspar Camille Ruben on Unsplash

aspiration, one purpose and one vision, all centred around our clients. Technology has changed clients’ expectations of financial services. They’re not just looking for a single product or service, but for a complete solution. We want to fulfil dreams, help people take steps in life and organise and execute our strategies at the right time, on the right channels, making our contribution to humanity. This means evolving to being a platform business. We don’t only want to be the shop; we want to be the mall. Client centricity places our clients at the centre of everything we do and reinforces the competitive advantages of our scale, scope and expertise. Standard Bank’s business activities have social, economic and environmental (SEE) impact in the economies and communities in which we operate. There are seven specific areas in which we can best drive Africa’s growth: Financial inclusion; Job creation and enterprise development; Infrastructure; Africa trade and investment; Climate change and sustainable finance; Education and skills development; Health. Dreams matter We are in the business of inspiring hope and enabling dreams. We believe that dreams matter because they fuel our growth. This belief, encapsulated in our tagline ‘It Can Be’, has shaped our approach to meeting the rapidly changing needs of our customers and clients in a new digitally enabled world. We are well on our way to being the most successful banking, insurance and asset management business on the continent. Soon we will be the most truly digital, the most truly human, the most competitive, the most profitable, and the most purpose-driven services group in the history of Africa. Standard Bank is highly invested in Mpumalanga and committed to driving her growth. We strive to create value for our clients through our regional knowledge and industry expertise. It’s about more than just banking. It’s about being a trusted partner, understanding your business and creating value. We have been here for over 150 years and we look forward to being here for many more years to come – helping our clients realise their dreams. ■ Business Leadership Team, Mpumalanga Yaseen Guman Head Client Coverage, Mpumalanga Business Busisiwe Sithole Head Business Clients, Lowveld Anton Janse van Rensburg Head Business Clients, Highveld South

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