2016 – Michael Jordaan & Marcus Swanepoel

AFRICA’S MOST INNOVATIVE BANKER

Head of FNB by the age of 36, Michael Jordaan spent the next decade helping FNB to be the most digitally savvy financial brand in SA. With Montegray, he’s turned his hand to venture capital, investing in promising innovative small businesses. It’s rare to get an opportunity to hear this elusive giant of SA banking speak.

BREAKING BITCOIN’S BAD

Marcus Swanepoel is co-founder and CEO of BitX, a universal Bitcoin platform that provides highly secure mobile wallets, institutional quality exchanges, and various API’s for merchant and other business integration. Before co-founding BitX, Marcus worked in investment banking, private equity and retail banking with 3i and Morgan Stanley in London, and Standard Chartered in Singapore and Johannesburg. He holds an MBA from INSEAD, is a qualified Chartered Accountant and CFA charter holder.

Catherine Lückhoff