Funeka Montjane is the Chief Executive, Personal and Business Banking South Africa (PBB SA) for Standard Bank. PBB SA is the retail division of the bank and provides banking and other financial services to individual customers and small- to medium-sized enterprises in South Africa. PBB SA contributes approximately 50% to the group’s headline earnings. Prior to her current role as Chief Executive, Funeka held the following positions at Standard Bank South Africa: Head of Credit, PBB SA; Head of Home Loans, PBB SA; Chief Financial Officer, PBB SA.

Funeka is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a Masters of Commerce degree from the University of Johannesburg. Before joining Standard Bank, Funeka worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she became a partner at the age of 27. She has also been the Chairperson of the Initial Professional Development Committee (previously known as Education Committee) of The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) from January 2008 – January 2011. Amongst many of her achievements Funeka was voted Top Woman Executive and Top Woman of the Year in Business at the 2012 Top Women Awards.