We're very excited to announce the latest addition to our team. Francois Groepe joined the Discovery Bank team on 1 August 2019 as our deputy CEO.
Before joining our team, Francois was deputy governor at the South African Reserve Bank, where he served on the Board of Directors for 14 years, seven of which as an executive overseeing various functions - including the Fintech Unit. Before this, he was the Group Managing Director and CEO of Media24.
Francois is 49 years old, a proud father of two sons, loves to braai and cook, with a personal collection of over 350 cooking books.
"We're pleased to welcome Francois who brings with him tremendous experience in both the corporate and regulatory environments. He is a seasoned executive and will be a valuable addition to our team." said Barry Hore, our Discovery Bank CEO.
This is what Francois had to say about his new appointment:
"The South African financial services landscape is undergoing significant structural change and Discovery Bank, which is the world's first behavioral bank, will be playing a key role in this changed landscape. I look forward to being part of this exciting transition."
Welcome to the team, Francois!