Sasfin Bank’s Josh Souchon has been nominated for the 2023 CIO Awards

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The Formula One enthusiast is in the running for a trophy at the awards.

Josh Souchon has had a very interesting career path. He originally wanted to be a doctor, and during his obstetrics block at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, he delivered 10 babies and conducted numerous procedures in his fourth-year electives at St. Joseph's Hospital. However, he returned to his true passion – engineering and later IT, for which he earned a university scholarship after matric to study engineering abroad.

Josh is a seasoned IT professional with more than 20 years of experience, having worked both locally and briefly abroad with multinational company, Trafigura Beheer BV in Switzerland. However, the majority of Josh’s career has been spent in financial services, where he has worked with financial institutions such as Nedbank, Investec, Standard Bank, and currently Sasfin Bank as CIO.

Josh has earned a reputation as a CIO for completing projects quickly, and notes the successful implementation of the business online (BOL) online banking platform (corporate, commercial, and business banking) within the Standard Bank Group, a $200 million programme (R3 billion) as one of his biggest achievements. At Sasfin, standout projects include the successful implementation of the Sasfin Group IT operating model and its alignment with the group's business model, along with the successful implementations of B\\YOND (Sasfin’s online banking platform) and the business banking app.

Prior to joining Sasfin, Josh was the programme executive (business online): transactional products and services (TPS), corporate and investment banking at Standard Bank. He holds an honours degree in engineering from the Imperial College of Science and Technology in London.

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