May Govender


Job Title: Group CIO

Company: Old Mutual


May Govender assumed the role of group chief information officer (CIO) at Old Mutual in 2023, having previously served as the group's deputy CIO starting in 2021. May is a seasoned IT executive with more than 19 years of extensive experience in the IT sector, spanning financial services, telcos, and retail industries. Her expertise and leadership were highlighted in the second issue of the 2023 CIO magazine, where she was featured on the cover.


2023 - Present Group Chief Information Officer, Old Mutual Limited
2021 - 2023 Deputy Chief Information Officer, Old Mutual Limited
2020 - 2021 CIO for Card and Payments, Standard Bank Group
2017 - 2020 CIO for Group Payments, Standard Bank Group
2017 - 2017 Bank CIO, TymeBank 
2016 - 2016 BIO (Business Unit CIO), Standard Bank Group 
2015 - 2016 BSM Head for Channels, Standard Bank Group
2007 - 2008 Project Manager, Fujitsu Services
2004 - 2005 Project Manager, Symetrix
2003 - 2004 Project Manager, UUNET SA
2001 - 2003 IT Trainer, CS Holding
2001 - 2001 IT Lecturer and Principal of Campus, PC Training and Business College

2011 - 2016 MBA, Henley Business School

About Old Mutual: Old Mutual Limited is a listed company on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and has secondary listings on the London, Malawi, Namibia and Zimbabwe stock exchanges.

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