Finnovex Southern Africa
Managing Director, ABSA & CEO – The Equinox Innovation Centre
Chief Executive Officer, Firstrand & FNB Life Insurance
Chief Operating Officer, BancABC Mozambique
Chief Information Security Officer, M Oriental Bank, Kenya
Head of Information Technology, The South African Bank of Athens Limited
Chief Operating Officer, AccessBank, Tanzania
Executive Director – Retail Banking & e-Commerce Division, FBC Bank Limited, Zimbabwe
Group Chief Digital Officer, Zimnat, Zimbabwe
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Lee has been with FNB for over 15 years arriving straight out of University. In his 15 years, he has enjoyed a diverse range of roles and exposure across our complex business. He worked in Credit Card, Forex, Business, Core Lending Products (CLP) and Life Insurance, his roles and responsibilities spanning across Analytics, Credit Sales, Client Value Management (CVM), Product Development, Pricing, IT and Operations. He has been a part of building new businesses, including the first dedicated CVM team in the Bank, Discovery Card, Retail Forex, Core Lending Products, Life and Short-term Insurance. Lee is currently the CEO of Life but also runs Insurance cluster which is currently building our short-term insurance business, supporting our international insurance strategy and running support for the various insurance businesses in the group.
He is known in the group as a visionary thinker, an excellent intrepreneur*, a great innovator and someone who can inspire and lead people to great heights.
Lee has a BSc. Degree in Financial Mathematics from the University of Johannesburg and is a qualified actuary.
* an intrepreneur is someone who can build businesses with an established group.
Stelios Papadakis is currently Chief Operating Officer (COO) for BancABC Mozambique. Before that, he has held several senior positions across the banking industry in Mozambique, having been Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Banco Terra Mozambique (BTM), Head Retail Network Operations, Customer Service and Digital Banking for Barclays Bank Mozambique and Head of IT also for Barclays Bank Mozambique. Before joining the banking industry, he worked for the Strategy and Policy Unit of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in Geneva, Switzerland and before that, he was Senior Telecommunication Policy Advisor at the Ministry of Transport and Communications in Maputo, Mozambique, as well as a part-time lecturer at various Universities in Mozambique. Stelios is also the winner of the 2007 edition of the ITU Young Minds in Telecom competition, a worldwide competition run by the International Telecommunication Union. He Holds a MSc. in Public Policies for Science, Technology and Innovation from University of Sussex, United Kingdom, a bachelor degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering, from Curtin University of Technology, Australia. He is an ISACA Certified Information System Auditor, Certified Information Security Manager, Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT, Certified in Cybersecurity Foundations and COBIT Foundation.
Michael Michie currently in M Oriental Bank limited as the Chief Information Security Officer started his career in the IT industry in early 2014 after completing his BSc. IT Michael is currently working on completing his CISSP. He has quickly risen through the ranks in the organization starting as an intern to Head of Information Technology before becoming CISO in June of 2018. Michael is well knowledgeable in various fields of the industry dedicating time and effort to his passion in security. He has successfully led the organization in its data center migration project, disaster recovery redesign, information security controls, virtualization and implementing new IT policies and procedures. A firm believer in the power of people to innovate through technology, he is passionate about the changes that could be realized in the banking industry and also on a larger economical scale through disruptive technologies.