Rentia Van Tonder

Head: Power, Corporate and Investment Banking, Standard Bank


After earning her BSc (Hons) Rentia joined ABSA bank and later completed her MBL (Masters in Business Leadership) and EDP (Executive Development Programme). She joined the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) where she started in the Economic Research department, was seconded to the office of the minister of Minerals and Energy as advisor and joined the IDC’s mining business unit when she returned in 2000. She was promoted to Head: Wood & Paper Strategic business unit in 2003 and later Head: Green Industries, a new unit. Rentia joined Standard Bank in 2014, with a focus on developing and implementing a new strategy for Standard Bank to be the leading funder of renewable and power projects in SA and the rest of Africa. The power sector remains critical for Standard Bank in supporting economic growth across the continent facilitated through the regional presence of the bank and diverse product focus. Read Interview with Rentia Van Tonder: https://www.poweringafrica-summit.com/SpeakerSpotlight/StandardBank
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