By Business Reporter
STANDARD Bank recently appointed Sindano Nekundi its new Marketing Manager of Corporate and Investment Banking and Business Banking.
Nekundi joined Standard Bank on 1 August.
He has been a strategic marketing professional for the past eight years, with four years experience in the banking industry.
“I feel this is a great step in the right direction for my marketing career. I aim to make a lasting and visual difference, as well as help to ensure that marketing operations are optimised. I look forward to the challenge of working with our marketing team in further strengthening our brand together, with the assistance of our Standard Bank family.
“This is a new position in the bank, with a focus on business and corporate marketing, and I’m looking forward to building this capacity for Standard Bank,” said Nekundi.
In his new role, Nekundi is tasked with developing and implementing the corporate and investment banking and business banking marketing and communication strategy and activities.
He will also manage and execute campaigns, events and projects, and provide specialist advice.
Nekundi obtained a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with double majors in Economics and Business Management from the University of South Africa (UNISA).
He also holds a Certificate in Project Management and a Certificate in Financial Performance, Measurement and Control from UNISA and a Certificate in Strategic Marketing from the VEGA brand school. He is currently registered for a postgraduate degree, an Honours Bachelor of Commerce in Business Management, also through UNISA.
Key highlights of his professional career include successfully launching and managing the marketing for First National Bank (FNB) Business and Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) Namibia, FNB Holdings’ corporate and investment banking arm.
He also marketed FNB Namibia’s Commercial, Tourism, Agri-Business and SME sectors, as well as the expertise of the Public Sector Banking (PSB) and Commercial Property Finance (CPF) divisions.
In addition, Nekundi was also a key member of the RMB Corporate Social Investment (CSI) Committee, and was mostly involved in building awareness around its CSI activities.
He also worked in the advertising sector for two top advertising agencies, as a brand strategist and an accounts manager, while working on over 17 accounts over four years, including rebranding companies such as Telecom Namibia, Namibia Post Limited, the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia, the Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority (Namfisa), Erongo Red and the Namibia Blood Transfusion Services, amongst others.
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