CEO, Standard Bank Group

Sim Tshabalala is based in South Africa and is the Chief Executive of the Standard Bank Group, Africa’s largest financial services company, which operates in 20 African countries and in international financial centres including London, New York and Beijing. In parallel, Sim sits on the Boards of the Liberty Group, the Banking Association of South Africa, and the Institute of International Finance. Sim is also the President of the International Monetary Conference for 2019-20.

Prior to being appointed as Chief Executive, Sim was one of three Deputy Chief Executives of the Standard Bank Group and was concurrently Chief Executive of Standard Bank South Africa. His previous roles in the Group included serving as Chief Executive of Personal and Business Banking for South Africa and as Managing Director of Stanbic Africa.

Sim began his banking career at Real Africa Durolink Investment Bank, where he worked in the structured finance division. A lawyer by training, Sim attended Rhodes University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Laws. Sim also holds a Master of Laws (summa cum laude) from Notre Dame University in the US, and the Higher Diploma in taxation law from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. In August 2018, Sim was made a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers of South Africa.


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