With more than 23 years of industry expertise, comprehensive academic training, and practical professional development, Ian Putter is an accomplished and future-focused C-Suite Executive, Accounting & Fintech innovator and thought leader.
Ian is a tech-savvy, strategic and highly analytical organizational relationship-builder and team leader, whose ability to continuously evaluate and evolve, personally and professionally, has ensured consistent, relevant value addition and skill transfer across international business operations.
Ian is an Executive at Standard Bank, the largest financial institution in Africa, where he heads up Unified Finance Development and Innovation – keeping finance, tax and treasury capital management requirements and principles unified and embedded across the Group. As its Blockchain Business Sponsor for Finance, Ian collaborates with specialists internationally to determine how this emerging technology can be leveraged best for enhanced efficiency and controls.
He has also established and runs the Finance Academy and Training Office for the bank’s Chartered Accountants Graduate Training Programme, where he provides technical training to finance staff and CA’s, guiding these Generation Y future leaders into adopting technology skills that keep up with industry evolution.
Professional Affiliations: South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) | Institute of Bankers in South Africa (IOB) | SA Institute of Financial Markets (SAIFM) | Institute of Directors of Southern Africa (IoDSA)
Career Objectives: Specialist Chief Financial Officer (CFO) | Business Subject Matter Expert: Innovation | Business Use Case Head (Blockchain)