Stanbic Bank Botswana’s Global Markets team will be complemented by the experience and passion of newly appointed Head, Lesego Osman. Lesego begins his role effective immediately, after having returned from undertaking an intra-Africa assignment at Standard Bank Malawi as Head of Global Markets.
Leading the Global Markets division, Lesego’s role will be focused on developing strategies and leading a team whose main goal is to assist Stanbic Bank Botswana Customers to meet their Foreign Exchange requirements and manage currency and interest rate risk using complex yet value adding structures.
“As a leading provider of Global Markets products in Corporate and Investment Banking at Stanbic Bank, it was important to identify the calibre of an individual that has deeply entrenched roots in our institution and the values and culture that we live by that give us the legitimacy to operate in this market. Lesego joins a team that affords him an opportunity to carry on the good work and brand building that we are doing in the market with our customers and bolster our position as a leading Corporate and Investment Bank in Botswana. As one of our own, we welcome Lesego back home, encapsulating all the right credentials. As the bank leadership, we are convinced of his abilities and confident that he will bring value to our team and clients, identifying and implementing solutions that are innovative and efficient,” said Stanbic Bank Botswana Head of Corporate & Investment Banking, Sheperd Aisam.
Lesego wields a wealth of academic and vocational experience, including an Executive Management Global Consulting Practicum from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania; and a Masters in Business Administration majoring in Finance from University of Botswana. He also studied for a Bachelor of Information Systems with a minor in Commerce from La Trobe University, Australia.
He boasts a professional career within the banking sector of eleven years, 7 of which have been within the Standard Bank Group family. During this time, he has held positions at both Standard Bank South Africa and Stanbic Bank Botswana, having served as Senior FX Trader.
“We have every confidence Lesego will help further grow this important part of our business, and bring to the team, and to friends and family of the Bank, even more value. As we continue to strengthen our capabilities as a team, we do so with a firm conviction to ensure we are the best geared team to move our customers and communities forward,” said Aisam.