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Roland Sassoon
Group Chief Executive Officer

Joined the Group and appointed to Exco in 1979.

Prior to joining Sasfin, Roland had 10 years of experience in factoring, leasing, export shipping and confirming. Roland is responsible for all divisions in the Group (except treasury) including compliance and internal audit.

Michael Sassoon
Executive Director, Head of Wealth and Capital

BCompt (UNISA), MBA (University of Rochester)(USA)

Appointed 2013

Michael is responsible for the Wealth Management and Capital businesses in the Group.

Appointed Executive Director 23 October 2015.

Other appointments

Various Group companies

Linda Fröhlich
Head of Business Banking

Diploma in Financial Management (Damelin)

Joined the Group in 2002, appointed to Exco in 2003.

Linda is responsible for all business banking activities encompassing equipment rental finance and business finance.

Howard Brown
Head of Legal and Compliance, Group Company Secretary

BA (Wits), LLB (Wits), Hdip Corporate Law (UNISA)

Joined the Group in 2006, appointed to Exco in 2006.

Howard is the Group Secretary and an admitted attorney. He is responsible for all legal and compliance functions within the Group and for communication with the various regulators of the Group.

Glen Christopulo
Chief Operating Officer

CA(SA), CIMA, CFA, Advanced Taxation Certificate (Unisa).


Joined the group and was appointed to Exco in Jul 2015.

Rodger Dunn
Head of Transactional Banking

MBA (Netherlands), MBA (Columbia New York), FIBSA

Joined the Group and appointed to Exco in 2014.

Rodger is responsible for Transactional Banking (including Treasury) for Sasfin Bank Limited

David Edwards
Head of Commercial Solutions

BCom (Port Elizabeth), MBL (UNISA)

Joined the Group in 2012, appointed to Exco in 2012.

David heads up the non-banking, commercial operations of the Group.

Neil Eppel
Head of Private Equity

BCom (Honours) (Wits), CA(SA)

Joined the Group in 2009, appointed to Exco in 2011.

Neil is responsible for the Private equity and Capital business units in the Group

Naseema Fakir
Head of Human Resources

BCom (Honours) (UNISA), MBL (UNISA)

Joined the Group in 2001, appointed to Exco in 2006.

Naseema is responsible for Group Human Resources matters including remuneration, policies, procedures and practices.

Maston Lane
Acting Chief Risk Officer, resigned as Alternate Director on 23 October 2015

National Certificate (United Institute of Credit Management)

Joined the Group in 2000, appointed to Exco in 2003.

Maston is responsible for credit management, risk management, information technology, human resources and facilities management for the Group.

Lushen Pather
Chief Financial Officer, Sasfin Bank and Sasfin Holdings

BCompt (UNISA), BCom (Honours) (Natal), CA(SA)

Joined the Group and appointed to Exco in 2014.

Lushen is responsible for the Group finance, capital management and regulatory functions for

Sasfin Bank Limited and Sasfin Holdings Limited.

Gary Patterson
Managing Director, Sasfin Asia


Joined the Group in 2006, appointed to Exco in 2007.

Gary is the Head of the Group’s Hong Kong Office and Sasfin Asia Limited.

Andrew Josh Souchon
Chief Information Officer

BEng Honours (Imperial College, University of London, UK)

Joined the Group 2016, appointed to Exco in 2016.

Josh is responsible for all Information Technology at Sasfin.



Zeenath Valley
Head of Risk

BCom (Management) (cum laude) (UNISA)

Joined the Group in 2001, appointed to Exco in 2014.

Zeenath is responsible for risk management across the Group.

Deon van der Westhuizen
Head of Credit

Bcom (Accounting) (Rand Afrikaans University)

Joined the Group in 2001, appointed to Exco in 2009.

Deon is responsible for credit management across the Group.