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Michael Jordaan

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Montegray


Born 11-04-1968

Michael Jordaan, the former banker now heads up a private investment company, Montegray Capital and lends a strategic-hand to various businesses, including as Chairman of Wines of South Africa (WoSA), Chairman of consumer data buro, Compuscan and as Director on the JSE. Michael also actively invests as a partner in AngelHub Ventures, a South African based Venture Capital Fund.
In 2014 he co-founded a coding apprenticeship program, ProjectcodeX, to grow highly skilled software developers to fuel the digital economy.


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Venture Capitalist, Founder and Chief Executive Officer | Montegray Capital
2014 - present

Accounting, Banking and Finance

The former banker now heads up a private investment company, Montegray Capital and lends a strategic-hand to various businesses, including as Chairman of Wines of South Africa (WoSA), Chairman of consumer data buro, Compuscan and as Director on the JSE. Michael also actively invests as a partner in AngelHub Ventures, a South African based Venture Capital Fund.
In 2014 he co-founded a coding apprenticeship program, ProjectcodeX, to grow highly skilled software developers to fuel the digital economy.


Previous Position(s)

Chief Executive Officer | First National Bank
South Africa | 2004 - 2014

Accounting, Banking and Finance

CEO to one of South Africa’s largest banks with a customer base of nine million. With more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services sector and nearly a decade at the helm of the Bank, Michael oversaw the move away from traditional banking, and led FNB to be named the “World’s Most Innovative Bank” in the 2012 Global Banking Innovation Awards, held in Washington DC. He is the 2013 Sunday Times Business Leader Award winner and in 2014 he was awarded CNBC The All Africa Business Leader of the Year award.

Previous position at First National Bank:

CEO Customer solutions division 2002 - 2004
CEO eBucks 2000 - 2002
CEO Homeloans - 1999 - 2000


Chief Executive Officer | Origin
1996 - 1999

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Involved in convening, establishing and then heading up Origin, the Merchant Bank for Individuals. Origin has subsequently been re-branded as RMB Private Bank.


Class-of Programme | RMB HOLDINGS LIMITED
Johannesburg, South Africa | 1994 - 1995

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Project-based programme with experience gathered in the Credit and Corporate Finance divisions of Rand Merchant Bank, ending as personal assistant to the then Managing Director, Paul Harris.

Educational history

Secondary

Paul Roos Gymnasium, Stellenbosch, South Africa (1985)

Tertiary

University of Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch, South Africa | Completed 1992

M.Comm - Economics

University of Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch, South Africa | Completed 1997

Ph.D - Banking Supervision

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Awards

The All Africa Business Leader of the Year | 2014

CNBC

Sunday Times Business Leader Award | 2013

Winner

World Economic Forum Global Leader | 2008

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