Michael Jordaan

Michael Jordaan

Venture Capitalist and former CEO of First National Bank

Business & Management, Economics & Finance, Future & Technology, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Motivation

  • Topics: Change, Innovation/Creativity, Customer Service, Entrepreneur, Finance, Innovation, Leadership, Technology, Banking, Emerging Markets
  • Languages: English


  • Innovation in Financial Services
  • Customer Service
  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Technology and Mobile

Michael Jordaan stepped down as CEO of First National Bank (FNB), one of SA’s largest banks with a customer base of nearly nine million in 2013, to pursue his passion for entrepreneurship.

With more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services sector and nearly a decade at the helm of the Bank, Jordaan oversaw the move away from traditional banking, and led FNB to be named the “World’s Most Innovative Bank” in the 2012 Global Banking Innovation Awards, held in Washington DC. He was the 2013 Sunday Times Business Leader Award winner and in 2014 was awarded CNBC The All Africa Business Leader of the Year Award.

Jordaan was also among 13 South Africans chosen as Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum in 2008. He now heads up a private investment company, Montegray Capital and has a strategic role in various businesses, including as Chairman of Wines of South Africa (WoSA), Chairman of Compuscan, a consumer data bureau, and as Director of the JSE.


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