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Funeka Montjane

Chief Executive Officer

Funeka Montjane is the Chief Executive Officer, Personal and Private Banking for Standard Bank Group. Personal and Private Banking is a segment of the bank that provides financial services and life journey solutions to individual customers across the entire social pyramid. Prior to her current role as Chief Executive of Personal and Private Banking, Funeka held the following positions at Standard Bank:

  • Chief Executive: PPB (Personal and Private Banking) South Africa,
  • Head of Credit, PBB South Africa;
  • Head of Home Loans, PBB South Africa; and
  • Chief Financial Officer, PBB South Africa

Funeka obtained her BCom(Accounting) and BCom(Accounting)(Honours) degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a Master of Commerce degree from the University of Johannesburg. Before joining Standard Bank, Funeka worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she became a partner in 2005. She was selected to be a member of the World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders class of 2015. In 2016 Funeka was awarded the Businesswoman of the Year in the Corporate Category by the Businesswomen’s Association of South Africa (BWASA). She has recently been honoured by the University of Johannesburg with the Dignitas Award for 2020 for her contribution to women empowerment and community upliftment.