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Meet Bank Windhoek’s new Chief Operating Officer

Meet Bank Windhoek’s new Chief Operating Officer

Bank Windhoek this week announced the appointment of Franco Pretorius as its new Chief Operating Officer, effective 1 May.

Pretorius hails from Outjo where he completed his Primary and Secondary schooling. After school, he worked at Bank Windhoek Swakopmund, before he commenced with his studies at the North West University, where he obtained a B.Sc.-degree in Computer Science and Accounting. He subsequently also obtained a MBA from Henley Management College, UK.

Pretorius brings with him a wealth of experience in sales, operational and IT fields, having previously served in executive capacity at Clientele Life, Telesure, Discovery and Standard Bank.

“I believe in getting the job done through building great teams and in being a team player myself. I divide my time between high level strategy and working in the trenches next to my team,” said Pretorius.

“I would like to welcome Franco to the Bank Windhoek family and wish him a long and prosperous career at Bank Windhoek. I look forward to his contribution to the Executive Management Team and in leading the operations of the bank,” said Baronice Hans, Managing Director at Bank Windhoek.

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