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Faith Khanyile

Faith Khanyile

Board Member (Treasurer)

Ms. Faith Khanyile is the Chief Executive Officer and Director at WDB Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd. She has been associated with the firm for over 18 years, as one of its founding members and a non-executive director. In the latter part of 1998, she was seconded, full time, to WDB Investment Holdings to assist in the establishment and management of this empowerment investment company, where she successfully concluded a number of transactions.

From 2001 to 2013, she was with Standard Bank. She was the Head of Corporate Banking Coverage at Standard Bank, Corporate and Investment Banking Division for 12 years. Prior to this role, Ms. Khanyile was the Head of Trade Finance and Services (2006-2008). Between 2003 and 2006, Ms Khanyile was a Director in the Structured Debt Finance Divison of CIB, where she successfully concluded a number of transactions in diverse sectors. Prior to joining Standard Bank, she was with Brait Private Equity for five years, as an Investment Analyst from March 1995 to December 2000 and later, Deal Executive, responsible for a portfolio of investments in media and retail sectors. Ms Khanyile is currently a Director of Uthingo Management Services where she is a Member of the Uthingo Trust; BP South Africa; and Adcorp Holdings.

Ms Khanyile has extensive experience in financial services, corporate and investment banking, strategy development and leadership. She has an HDIP Tax from RAU University in 2005 and completed an Executive Leadership program at Columbia University (New York) in 2007. Ms Khanyile received an M.B.A in Finance from Bentley Graduate School of Business and a B.A (Honors) in Economics (Cum Laude) from Wheaton College Norton.