Lesego Osman to Lead Stanbic Bank Global Markets

2016-12-15 00:00:00.0

Stanbic Bank Botswana’s Global Markets team will be complemented by the experience and passion of newly appointed Head, Mr. Lesego Osman.  Lesego begins his  role effective immediately, after having returned from undertaking an intra- Africa assignment at Standard Bank Malawi as Head of Global markets.

Leading the Global Markets division, Lesego’s role will be focused on developing strategies and leading a team whose main goal is to assist Stanbic Bank Botswana Customers to meet their Foreign Exchange requirements and manage currency and interest rate risk using complex yet value adding structures.

“As a leading provider of Global Markets products in Corporate and Investment Banking at Stanbic Bank, it was important to identify the calibre of an individual that has deeply entrenched roots in our institution and the values and culture that we live by that give us the legitimacy to operate in this market. Lesego joins a team that affords him an opportunity to carry on the good work and brand building that we are doing in the market with our customers and bolster our position as a leading Corporate and Investment Bank in Botswana. As one of our own, we welcome Lesego back home, encapsulating all the right credentials. As the bank leadership, we are convinced of his abilities and confident that he will bring value to our team and clients, identifying and implementing solutions that are innovative and efficient,” said Stanbic Bank Botswana Head of Corporate & Investment Banking, Mr. Sheperd Aisam.

Lesego wields a wealth of academic and vocational experience, including an Executive Management Global Consulting Practicum from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania; and a Masters in Business Administration majoring in Finance from University of Botswana. He also studied for a Bachelor of Information Systems with a minor in Commerce from La Trobe University, Australia.

He boasts a professional career within the banking sector of eleven years, 7 of which have been within the Standard Bank Group family.
During this time, he has held positions at both Standard Bank South Africa and Stanbic Bank Botswana, having served as Senior FX Trader.  

“We have every confidence Lesego will help further grow this important part of our business, and bring to the team, and to friends and family of the Bank, even more value. As we continue to strengthen our capabilities as a team, we do so with a firm conviction to ensure we are the best geared team to move our customers and communities forward,” concluded Mr. Aisam.

For more information contact:
Taazima Kala, Hotwire PRC Lead Consultant
taazima@hotwireprc.com or +267 3923579
Ruth Modisane, Stanbic Bank Botswana Public Relations Manager
modisaner@stanbic.com or +267 3618230

About Stanbic Bank Botswana

Stanbic Bank Botswana is part of the Standard Bank Group, Africa’s largest bank by assets.

Standard Bank Group reported total assets of R1,98 trillion (about USD128 billion) at 31 December 2015, while its market capitalisation was R184 billion (about USD11,8 billion).

The group has direct, on-the-ground representation in 20 African countries. Standard Bank Group has 1 221 branches and 8 815 ATMs in Africa, making it one of the largest banking networks on the continent. It provides global connections backed by deep insights into the countries where it operates.

Stanbic Bank Botswana provides the full spectrum of financial services. Its Corporate & Investment Banking division serves a wide range of requirements for banking, finance, trading, investment, risk management and advisory services. Corporate & Investment Banking delivers this comprehensive range of products and services relating to: investment banking; global markets; and global transactional products and services.

Stanbic Bank’s corporate & investment banking expertise is focused on industry sectors that are most relevant to emerging markets. It has strong offerings in mining and metals; oil, gas and renewables; power and infrastructure; agribusiness; telecommunications and media; and financial institutions.

Stanbic Bank’s personal & business banking unit offers banking and other financial services to individuals and small-to-medium enterprises. This unit serves the increasing need among Africa’s small business and individual customers for banking products that can meet their shifting expectations and growing wealth.


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