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Standard Bank adds new blood to boost business

Standard Bank adds new blood to boost business

In efforts to boost their business status, Standard Bank recently appointed Garth Petersen, as Prestige Manager at the financial institution as well as Isabella Nasilowski as the new Manager of Business Support within the Personal and Business Banking Department.

Petersen, joined the Blue Bank on 16 May, while Nasilowski officially joined the bank on 1 April.

Petersen said he was elate about his latest appointment. “I am excited and energized on building the segment brand and taking it to the next level,” he said.

As Prestige Manager, he noted that his passion for the customer will enable him to grow the Prestige and Student segments through innovation and on the cusp trends.

“I hold a BTech Accounting and Finance Degree from the Namibia University of Science and Technology and a CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting amongst others, together with 12 years’ experience in the financial industry,” Petersen said.

His solid tenure in the Financial Services Sector started off as a Financial Accountant at Old Mutual Investment Group Namibia, Senior Business Development Officer at Nampro Fund Managers and finally as a Senior Credit Analyst at the Development Bank of Namibia.

Meanwhile in her new role Nasilowski is tasked with strategic, operational and administrative support, including analysis and interpretation of financial results, implementing cost optimization initiatives for the various segments, preparing financial projections and monitoring of risk and compliance matters in the business unit.

“I look forward to learning as much as possible in the banking environment, to be able to supply quality support to the various stakeholders. I believe that each employee should be accountable in their roles and area of responsibility and consistently delivering a high standard of service,” said Nasilowski.

After matriculating in Keetmanshoop in 2000, she obtained a BCompt degree at the end of 2004 through part-time studies from the University of South Africa (UNISA) and the following year she also obtained her approved Articles through PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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