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Richard Ketley

Managing Partner and Director (Financial Services Strategy)

Richard Ketley is a partner and director at Genesis, working in both the Johannesburg and Dubai offices. He is widely recognised and consulted as a leading expert on banking in Africa, and has worked with banking and financial sector clients throughout Africa and the Middle East.

He has led assignments with banks and financial institutions since he joined Genesis in 2003, working across the full range of specialist areas covered by the firm. He has worked with boards and management committees to address strategic challenges, advised on bank acquisitions and treasury strategy, and developed effective retail value propositions that meet both client and shareholder expectations. He has a particular interest in and focus on mobile payments and money transfers, as well as in solving the challenge of providing banking services to small businesses. He has advised many of the top banks in Africa and lectures widely on topics related to retail banking.

Before joining Genesis, Richard was the Head of Strategy: Africa for Standard Bank, where his responsibility extended to 17 countries and encompassed mergers and acquisitions as well as retail and card strategies. Prior to that, he worked in debt capital markets at Deutsche Bank. He gained in-depth insight into the needs and requirements of the financial sector in South Africa when he was the Chief Director of Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Oversight at the National Treasury. Working at the World Bank, he also played a key role in the development of South Africa's macroeconomic strategy and medium-term planning framework. His many assignments have included acting as an adviser to the Ugandan Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning.

Richard holds an honours degree from the University of the Witwatersrand and master's in Economics from London University, where he specialised in Finance.

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