Standard Bank: Bongani Mbokazi

Bongani joined Standard Bank in July 2009.

Standard Bank Group Operations HR Director Bongani Mbokazi wrote his Masters thesis on what senior management perceives to be the most essential competencies for middle managers. The aim of the study was to establish whether managers at different levels of the organisational hierarchy perceive different managerial competencies as important for middle managers, and whether there were differences between the perceptions of males and females. Prior to his current role, Bongani was the Head of HR for The Coca-Cola Comany's South African franchising business and before that he was the Head of HR for Enabling Functions at Absa Bank.


Jul 2009 – Present:     Group Operations HR Director, Standard Bank

Jun 2007 – Jun 2009: Head of HR - SA (Franchising), The Coca-Cola


Oct 2004 – May 2007: Head of HR - Enabling Functions, Absa


1999 – 2000: MA, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, University of


1995 – 1995: Diploma, Business Administration and Management,

                      City University of New York-Baruch College

About Standard Bank

Standard Bank is a leading African financial services group with a unique footprint. Headquartered in Johannesburg, Standard Bank listed on the JSE in 1970 and started building their southern African franchise in the early 1990s. Their strategic position, which enables them to connect Africa to other selected emerging markets as well as pools of capital in developed markets, and their balanced portfolio of businesses provide significant opportunities to grow. The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, which is the largest bank in the world, is a 20% shareholder in the group.