Mrs. Louise van der Bank has held the position of CIO at AfriSam since September 2010. As an executive team member, she is a key strategic partner in the decision-making process, the formulation of strategy, the quest to spur innovation, and the overall management of the organisation. Her priorities include digital innovation and information driven business transformation to grow revenue as well as exploiting IT to increase organisational efficiencies and streamline business models across all departments.
I am a highly skilled, competent and experienced IT Executive with 22 years of versatile industry experience building and optimizing best-in-class ICT organizations in the manufacturing, engineering, distribution, financial services and mobile telecommunications sectors.
I am currently the CIO at CIB. Previous positions have included being the Head of IT (Idwala Industrial Holdings), Business Applications Manager (Cummins Africa), IT Risk Manager (Glenrand MIB now Aon SA) and Account Manager at Cell C amongst others.
I possess a strong suite of technical and strategic business skills along with extensive experience in aligning vision and strategy, building teams and IT organisations that deliver on major IT projects. I have a proven track record in turning around under-performing strategic business units and IT organisations with a repertoire for developing and implementing enterprise-wide technology strategies, IT Risk, Governance and Security Solutions that meet regulatory requirements, reduce costs, improve operational quality and enhance revenue collection and profits.
Listed as South Africa's Top 8 Visionary CIOs according to IITPSA (Institute of IT Professionals in South Africa) and nominated for 2019 CIO of the year by the International Data Corporation. Senior leader with proven ability to deploy innovative technologies within complex corporate structures during times of corporate transformation. Consistent record for designing and implementing new systems while ensuring operational continuity across the enterprise. Business partner who acts as a technical consultant to drive efficiency and insights to global function. Relationship builder who forges links with both internal and external stakeholders. Possesses strong financial literacy skills required to evaluate IT investments for business value. Change leader with proven success in building the geographically diverse IT function that actively contributes to delivering corporate objectives and measuring Key Performance Indicators. Certified Member of the CIO Forum of South Africa
I have experience in the manufacturing, banking and insurance, healthcare, and fund management industries. My experience has spanned IT management, business process, internal controls, strategic planning, and projects management
I am currently the Group Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Jubilee Holdings in Kenya.
I hold an MBA, a BSC degree in IT and professional certifications namely, MCSE, CNE, CNA, CISA, CISSP, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, PMP, CPP, COBIT and ITIL.
I am an active member of professional bodies namely, PMI, ISACA, ISC2 and NSLS
I have published many peer-reviewed articles and one book on IT governance. I am a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) candidate of the Walden University. I am a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS).