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Reflections on Africa

David Jackson

What attracted you to the role at Standard Bank?

Having built up a wealth of experience over more than 30 years with North American and European multinational corporations (MNCs) at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, I was keen to leverage this experience in new ways, which the opportunity at Standard Bank provided. Africa offers enormous potential as a strategic growth market for MNCs in many industries, which is only now starting to flourish, so it was an ideal time to join the bank which has such an important role to play in facilitating corporate expansion, enabling economic development and fuelling poverty reduction.