Murtaza Moulvi

27th September 2019

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor


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Full Name: Murtaza Moulvi

Position: Head of financial markets (South Africa) and sales (Southern Africa) at Standard Chartered Bank

Main Activity of the Company: Banking

Date and Place of Birth: July 23, 1975

Education: Bachelor’s degree in business management

First Job: Cigarette sales

Career History Prior to Current Position: I spent 15 years with ABN Amro Bank in Dubai, London and Amsterdam, five years with Deutsche Bank in London, Sydney and Singapore and seven years with Standard Chartered Bank in London, Dubai and Johannesburg

Size of First Pay Packet: $400 a month

First Job with Present Group: Emerging markets senior trader, in London

Value of Assets under Your Control: Not stated

Number of People under Your Leadership: 25 employees

Management Style: Trust is given – it is not earned; disproportionate honesty with myself and the team; it does not have to be my fault to make it my responsibility

Personal Best Achievement: Realisation of my concept store – Café Rider Custom – from conceptualisation to execution

Professional Best Achievement: The shift from being a senior trader to a more holistic client-facing focus

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Life: My father

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: Numerous people

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Michael Jordan

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: VaynerX chairperson, VaynerMedia CEO and five-time New York Times bestselling author Gary Vaynerchuk

Philosophy of Life: Always be naturally curious and overly passionate; success takes time and energy

Biggest Ever Opportunity: People

Biggest Ever Disappointment: People

Hope for the Future: All being aware of my relevance quotient

Favourite Reading: Undisputed Truth, by Mike Tyson

Favourite TV Programme: Too many to name

Favourite Food/Drink: Too many to name

Favourite Music: Too many to name

Favourite Sport: Boxing and cricket

Favourite Website: Financial Times, BBC and Harvard Business Review

Hobbies: Motorcycling, boxing, fitness and adventure

Car: Four-wheel-drive vehicles

Pets: Two Rhodesian Ridgebacks

Miscellaneous Dislikes: Unauthentic people

Favourite Other South African Company: Sasol – for its process of converting coal into liquid hydrocarbons

Favourite Foreign Company: Tesla – for changing the way we move

Married: To Nicola, since May 8, 2008

Children: Three daughters – Iman, 9; Miah, 7; Ayla, 5

Clubs: None

Edited by Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor



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