Michael Jordaan, venture capitalist and wine enthusiast.
Michael 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, Michael 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 is the 2013 Sunday Times Business Leader Award winner, the 2014 CNBC The All Africa Business Leader of the Year and a 2008 Young Global Leader of The World Economic Forum. The former bank CEO now heads up a private investment company, Montegray Capital and lends a strategic-hand to various businesses, including as Chairman of Wines of South Africa, Chairman of credit bureau Compuscan, and as Director and shareholder of the JSE and 4.5G data network Rain. Michael has a Masters degree in Economics and a PhD in Banking Supervision, both from Stellenbosch University.