2015 Judges

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Steven Zwane

Steven is a seasoned Strategy and Operations Professional with over 12 years banking experience. A recipient of the prestigious Nelson Mandela Scholarship whose life mission is to helping others reach their full potential He joined Absa in 2010 as the Chief of Staff to the Absa Group COO, and went on to serve in the same capacity for the ROA COO during which time he ensured delivery of the COO Strategy and designed the Performance Management framework and model that was implemented across the Barclays Africa and Absa Business Units and Franchises. Prior to joining, Steven started off his career in IT project management with Accenture before moving to FNB where he held a number of roles including Head of Commercial Bank Strategy and Head of Regional Sales for the Limpopo region. He is currently the Head of Business Support and is responsible for Channel optimization, Business Enablement and Business Performance Management. Following a successful passion driven stint within the Africa Talent team where he put in place a strategic framework through which employability programmes can be executed, designed new programmes that resulted in the on boarding of over 700 entry level employees including the design of the young talent and employability framework for the rest of the continent. Steven holds a BSc in Computer Sciences from the University of Zululand (2002) and an MBA from Durham University, UK (2007)