Jaco van Wyk has FirstRand blood running through his veins. He spent the last 17 years of his 20-year career in the financial services industry with the FirstRand Group, and he continues to serve the Group, albeit from his desk at RMB these days. Jaco is RMB’s new Head of Group Finance, RMB’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and the CFO of FirstRand’s Corporate Centre.

Jaco is a CA(SA), with a B.Com from the University of Stellenbosch and B.Com Honours from the University of Johannesburg,

He has been instrumental in building the Group’s investment proposition with its shareholders, both locally and internationally. This has required a combination of deep institutional knowledge and a thorough grasp of financial performance and strategic and operational delivery across all of the Group’s businesses. His detailed understanding of the Group’s strategies in the rest of Africa and the UK, as well as capital, funding and credit has allowed him to build significant credibility for the Group.

Jaco represents FirstRand and RMB on various Risk and Audit Committees. In his ‘distant’ past Jaco worked in Corporate Finance outside of FirstRand.

Outside of accounting, Jaco enjoys cycling, travelling, good wine and champagne, skiing and reading with his wife Belinda by his side.

As the new CFO of RMB, Jaco’s vision is to continue to build a high output finance function focused on enabling business, driving relentless quality in reporting and strengthening the financial control fabric of RMB. He envisions to achieve this by continuing to attract, retain and develop an exceptional pool of diverse talent.

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"Our people and diverse talent are our key differentiators and will ensure our continued success and relevance in a changing finance and business environment."

RMB is a leading African Corporate and Investment Bank.