Mr. Augustine Kwakye-Agyekum has over 31 years banking experience across Southern Africa and the Middle East and has been instrumental in expanding and deepening the Custody and Trustee Services operations of major international banks like Société Générale, Standard Chartered Bank Plc, Barclays Bank Plc and Standard Bank of South Africa. Augustine spearheaded the expansion of Standard Bank of South Africa’s expansion into eight African countries in the early 1990s, expanded markets and strengthened Barclays Bank South Africa’s products in the early 2000s and headed Standard Chartered Bank’s Africa Sales, Investors and Intermediaries division in 2010.
Augustine’s contribution to the global securities industry was recognized by Global Custodian Magazine in 2009 when it admitted him to the Securities Hall of Fame and bestowed on him the title of Legend. Augustine currently leads the implementation of Rand Merchant Bank’s strategy to expand its Custody and Trustee Services to other markets in Africa.In addition he oversees the Sales and Relationship Management activities of all of RMB’s Africa subsidiaries. Augustine holds a Master’s Degree in Banking & Finance and is a Fellow of South Africa’s Institute of Bankers. Augustine enjoys watching wrestling and football and loves singing.