Unified Finance Development and Innovation
Ian Putter is an Executive who is currently running a number of key finance projects for the Group Finance function. Ian currently holds the position of Head: Unified Finance Development and Innovation. Also added to his current portfolio is the Finance Academy and Training Office for the CA Graduate Training Program. He received a Master’s degree in Banking and Economics from the University of Pretoria and thereafter completed an Honours and CTA at the University of Johannesburg to qualify as a Chartered Accountant. He started his career as an Economist and later joined Standard Bank in 1996 in the Treasury Audit Department. Ian participated in the original SAP General Ledger implementation at Standard Bank and later became the Global CFO of the Global Markets business for the Corporate and Investment bank “CIB” - where he spent a large part of his career and gained extensive local and international accounting, tax and regulatory experience. This was invaluable when he was appointed the Legal Entity Controller for CIB South Africa and the lead on the Global CIB Accounting Rules Engine project - which further enhanced his technical skills. He spent two years as the Head of Africa Finance Integration and had the privilege of traveling to nearly all of the Standard Bank franchises in the Rest of Africa. This role matured into his current position as Head Unified Finance Development and Innovation.