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Benjamin Mahlangu

Nickname: 'Benji The Great'

Manager: Strategic Sales Initiatives at Nedbank


Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born in Witbank South Africa

Is a forward thinking individual, enterprising and ambitious, thrives on challenge and well-rounded on a wide range of interests and achievements. Possess exceptional communication skills, good leadership qualities and strong business acumen,

Contact details

O: 0877369730


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Business Address

FNB Bankcity, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2000


Professional details

Current Position(s)

Manager: Strategic Sales Initiatives | NEDBANK GROUP LTD
2012 - present

Accounting, Banking and Finance

• Engage business about strategic sales and initiatives; engage other clusters on collaboration matters.
• Execute on strategic initiative and ensure implementation through the sales force regionally
• Develop appropriate relationships necessary to facilitate the implementation of strategic initiatives.
• Build, maintain and nurture relationship with internal and external stakeholders with the view to achieve sales in RRB and other clusters.
• Oversee pilots/projects to ensure that they are implemented timeously and appropriately.
• Ensure sustainability of initiatives.
• Entrench tracking, reporting and measurement.
• Ensure regular communication and feedback on tracking and reporting.
• Support the Head of New Business Development & Sales in key tasks and objectives from time to time.
• Support key bench marking initiatives.


Previous Position(s)

Manager: Enterprise Development | NEDBANK GROUP LTD
2011 - 2012

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Focusing on growing and sustaining Small Medium and Micro enterprises, through financial and non financial interventions. Primarily focusing on the national agenda with a bias towards small businesses, with a public sector focus.


Implementation Manager | NEDBANK GROUP LTD
2010 - 2011

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Implementation of Small Business Services projects, from conceptualisation to development and eventually production and market. Facilitating the seamless migration of clients between business units as defined by segmentation rules.


Product Manager - Foreign Exchange | NEDBANK GROUP LTD
2008 - 2010

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Product development and health management of the foreign exchange suit of products for Nedbank. Launched the Nedbank American Express Prepaid Travel Card, aimed specifically at the inbound travel market launch during the FIFA 2010 World Cup. Product performance includes the health check of the product agains previous financial years and from a month to month perspective.


Mobile Officer | STANDARD BANK GROUP LTD
2006 - 2008

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Focusing on product and functionality development of Standard Bank's cellphone banking offer, using various protocals and technology platforms such as WAP and USSD, while exploring other mobile payment platforms which have not become mainstream in the market, such as contactless payments and bill presentment


Graduate Trainee | Standard Bank of South Africa Limited
2006 - 2006

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Joined Standard Bank through the intense graduate programme along with 55 other graduates from across South Africa. Rotation within various business unites in Standard Bank, completed projects in various business units and consulting internally. Primary base unit being Retain Credit


Computer Lab Assistant | University of Zululand
2000 - 2002

Academia, Education and Training

My promary role was to assist students with technical and trouble shooting at the lab, whilst ensuring that the lab network is in good running order and to report and down time to the LAN administrators. This also included assist students with basic editing on assignments and monitoring the daily activities of the lab. Understanding of software packages and an understanding of how servers operate and how best to manage traffic on the server given different day times and day time activities.

Educational history

Secondary

Kopanang Senior Secondar School, Witbank, South Africa (1998)
Edu College, Witbank, South Africa (1998)

Tertiary

Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)

2010 - 2010

Middle Management Programme - Business Administration, Strategy, Macro-economics

University of Zululand/Universiteit van Zululand

Richards Bay, South Africa | 2000 - 2004

B.Com (Business Management) - Developmental Economics, Finance & Business Management

Activities

Memberships

Black Management Forum UniZul Student Chapter

Treasurer, February 2002 - November 2003

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