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Peter Viljoen

Professional Programme Director / Manager

Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born in Johannesburg South Africa

Peter is a senior Progamme / Projects Director currently responsible for leading a series of strategic banking projects; the scope of which includes refreshing the Banking and Lending proposition, and deployment of an integrated operating model across the Wealth brands of RMB Private Bank, FNB Private Clients and Islamic Banking.

His tenure includes 24 years senior management and executive experience in Financial, Retail and IT sectors; during which time he has led a number of enterprise wide multi-million rand business change and development initiatives, both locally and internationally.

Contact details

M: +27 83 458 2141

Professional details

Current Position(s)

Strategic Programme Manager (Banking) - Wealth Segment | First National Bank
2012 - present

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Responsible for leading the Wealth Segment's Banking, Lending and Credit Programme.

Scope includes refreshing the full Banking proposition, credit and risk models and policies, and deployment of an integrated operating model across the Wealth brands.

Member of Banking & Lending Executive; participate at executive level as member of various product and business development forums, and Strategic Excos.

Previous Position(s)

Programme Manager - Customer Channels | STANDARD BANK GROUP LTD
2008 - 2011

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Responsible for leading enterprise wide business development programmes (Enterprise CCC, Youth Banking and Alternate Channels).

My tenure at SBSA included leading the Standard Bank Enterprise CCC programme of projects tasked to bring all call centres within the Personal and Business Bank into alignment regarding the service offered, technology used, processes that are followed and the way that people are managed, then to combine these elements with a common understanding and view of the customer across all product lines.

I also managed the Youth Banking programme of work tasked with creating the Standard Bank Youth Channel which was successfully deployed using digital channels in the form of a .mobi offering, a web portal and social media and their integration into traditional channels.

Responsible for establishing, planning and subsequent leadership of the Alternative Channels programme consisting of the projects for the extension of the Bank Shop Channel, the creation of a Cashless Branch Channel and, the creation of a Cell phone Banking Channel.

Also responsible for leading the PBB Mulit Channel Integration Programme. The fulfillment of my responsibilities include leading large teams of senior people, the future Heads of these Channels, and a variety of Directors and Executives from the Banks subsidiaries

Chief Executive | Pure Africa Ltd
2005 - 2007

Online Media, Internet and E-Commerce

Responsible for managing the start up, and subsequent executive leadership of the organisation, a public company and outsource provider of managed ecommerce services and end-to-end digital channel solutions.

Managing Director | WildNet Africa Pty Ltd
2002 - 2004

Online Media, Internet and E-Commerce

Repsonsible for executive leadership of the organisation, a provider of web channel development services and digital marketing solutions. On joining, focus was on turn around interventions to reposition business for success. Business propostion refoccused on successfull delivery of online solutions and digitial channels for the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality sectors in southern and east Africa.

Director (Channels) | Affinity Logic (now UCS Solutions)
1999 - 2001

ICT and Telecommunications

Founder member and contributor to start up of Wooltru/Datatec JV, progressed to Board Director responsible for channels development, eArchitecture and on-line channel programmes of work for Massmart and the wider Wooltru Retail group. The units outputs included delivery of SAP, major supply chain initiatives for Makro, C.N.A, Game and Dions, as well as, online retail intiatives in form of and amongst others.

Fulfilled role of IT Director for Makro (Africa); repsonsible for delivery of all IT services and Development Programmes including the review of SAP as ERP solution for the chain.

Executive (Business Development Programmes) | CNA
1998 - 1998

Consumer Goods, Fashion and Retail

Responsible for delivery of the organisation's portfolio of strategic programmes and projects, spanning both IT & Business Change. As part of executive team; responsible to MD for management of re-engineering and turn-around projects of the organisation on its purchase by Wooltru. Coordinated the programme teams from McKinsey and Accenture tasked to address Supply Chain initiatives and Enterprise systems implementations.

Senior Programme Manager | Nedcor
1996 - 1997

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Responsible for leading the programme of projects initiated to start up and establish the Nedcor Group Insurance Brokerage as an integrated business operation within the Nedcor Banking Group. Included managing a range of multi-functional teams; from product development to leading bespoke application development undertaken in India.

Services Systems Group Manager | Old Mutual
1994 - 1996

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Senior manager responsible for portfolio of IT services for Old Mutual Corporate, established the Mutual's PMO and coordintated the delivery of Enterprise IT programmes and projects. Included working offshore and managing the projects to migrate Old Mutual's UK and Guernsey based interests onto a common hardware platform and applications suite.

Organisational Development Manager | Old Mutual
1986 - 1993

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Initially OD Consultant to IT community at Mutual; progressed to Senior Manager responsible for the internal OD and Mangement Consulting unit assigned to the Life Assurance line of business. Facilitated the definition of key business strategies and led a number of complex change interventions across the business to implement same.

Educational history



2009 - 2009

Certified Prince 2 Practioner

Stellenbosch GSB

1990 - 1990

Advanced Group Facilitation

Inst for Futures Research

1989 - 1989

Strategic Planning

South African Board for People Practices

1988 - 1988

Registered as Generalist Practitioner

Sep Serfontein Consulting Group

1987 - 1988

Programme for OD Consultants and Advanced OD Consultation Skills

Graduate School of Business

Various professional, business and leadership development programs: Stellenbosch Graduate School of





Chairman's Top Performer Award | 1988

Old Mutual Chairman's Annual Top Performer Award

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