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05 General About Who We Are
Who we are

Our personal touch, digital platforms and agility allow us to compete effectively.

Sasfin was listed on the JSE in 1987 and is a bank-controlling company that comprises three business pillars: Asset Finance, Bank and Wealth. The Group has regional offices in four South African provinces and eight cities. Sasfin is a B-BBEE 1 contributor.

We enable entrepreneurs and investors to grow their businesses and global wealth, supporting job creation and sustainable socio-economic development.

Our values

Greatness

We are driven by the aspirations of our employees, clients and partners to seek new opportunities and contribute to a healthy, growing economy.

Respect

We treat our clients, colleagues and communities with the utmost respect.

Partnership

We seek partnerships that enhance our services through beneficial products and solutions to clients.

Integrity

We operate with the utmost honesty. Seeking to uplift the communities in which we operate, because we recognise that ambition must always be tempered by uncompromised moral standards.

05 General About History
More than just a bank

Our history

Sasfin was established in 1951 as a textile trading business. This business was converted into a finance business in the 1960s. Sasfin listed as a trade and equipment financier on the JSE in 1987. Following the listing, Sasfin established SASP in 1991 - the oldest standing securitisation vehicle in South Africa. Following a number of small acquisitions and strong organic growth, Sasfin obtained a banking license in 1999. In 2000 Sasfin acquired Frankel Pollak Securities, which today forms the base of Sasfin Wealth. Today Sasfin comprises Wealth, Asset Finance, and Business and Commercial Banking.

Our milestones

2023

Sasfin Bank and Payshap

2022

Sasfin Wealth ranks top at the Intellidex Securities Brokers Awards

2022

Sasfin Asset Managers wins at the Morningstar Awards

2022

Sasfin Asset Managers wins at the Raging Bulls

2021

Sasfin Asset Managers wins again at the Raging Bulls

2020

Sasfin Asset Managers' award-winning funds

2019

Sasfin collaborates with Hello Paisa and Payabill

2018

Launched digital banking platform B\\YOND

2018

Best Corporate Bank 2nd year running

2017

BEE transaction with WIPHOLD

2012 - 2016

Launched Transactional Banking

2007 - 2011

Started Sasfin Forex

2005 - 2006

Increased shareholding in MDM

1999

Granted a banking license

1997

First acquisitions

1951 - 1999

Listing on the JSE

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Michael Sassoon (42)

Executive Director and Group Chief Executive Officer

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Richard Buchholz (66)

Independent Non-Executive Chair

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Eileen Wilton (64)

Independent non-Executive Director

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Erol Zeki (47)

Chief Executive Officer: Sasfin Wealth and Alternate Executive Director

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Gugu Dingaan (48)

Non-Executive Director

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Harriet Heymans (49)

Executive Director (Group Financial Director)

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Mark Thompson (71)

Independent Non-executive Director

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Nontobeko Ndhlazi (49)

Non-Executive Director

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Roland Sassoon (78)

Non-Executive Director

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Shaun Rosenthal (60)

Alternative Non-Executive Director

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Tapiwa Njikizana (48)

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Tienie van der Mescht (65)

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Michael Sassoon (42)

Executive Director and Group Chief Executive Officer

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Andrew (Josh) Souchon (58)

Group Chief Digital and Change Officer

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Charissa de Jager (46)

Group Company Secretary

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Dhesegan Govender (48)

Group Treasurer

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Elisheva Gilbert (51)

Chief of Staff

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Erol Zeki (47)

Chief Executive Officer: Sasfin Wealth and Alternate Executive Director

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Naseema Fakir (51)

Head: Human Capital

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Harriet Heymans (49)

Executive Director (Group Financial Director)

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Howard Brown (58)

Head: Group Legal

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Ingrid Ravenscroft (44)

Executive Head Combined Assurance

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Karien Jones (49)

Chief Operating Officer, Group Finance

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Linda Fröhlich (54)

Head: Asset Finance

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Magda Oosthuysen (59)

Head: Group Credit

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Maston Lane (57)

Group Chief Operating Officer

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Salomi Naidoo (55)

Head: Group Compliance

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Stewart Tomlinson (58)

Chief Risk Officer

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Marlize Carstens (38)

Acting Head: Internal Audit

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