Ubank recently welcomed its new Chief Financial Officer, Harriet Heymans, as of 01 March 2013. Her appointment alongside the filling of other key positions within the bank, solidifies Ubank’s management team as the company continues to accelerate its strategic growth initiatives.
Ms Heymans has had extensive experience in various senior financial positions within ABSA’s Retail and Business Banking environment. Prior to joining Ubank, she had moved out of a pure finance function and was more involved in business management. Her strong technical financial capability and sound leadership skills have largely played a role in her success within the product development, process reengineering, financial projection and strategic design fields. To add, Harriet has progressed steadily to positions of increasing seniority through the ranks at ABSA over the last decade and is now keen to take Ubank to new heights in her new role as Chief Financial Officer.
“Having been in the banking industry for many years, I truly look forward to making a concrete difference at Ubank both inside and outside the office through my passion for developing people”, said Harriet Heymans, Ubank’s new Chief Financial Officer.
Her qualifications include:
- B Comm (Hons) in Accounting
- Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (SA member)
- Chartered Accountant (SA)
- Certified in Theory of Accountancy
“Ms Heymans brings a great deal of financial expertise, sound knowledge of banking and product development understanding to her role of CFO. I believe this will serve the bank well as we continue to launch new products, build new revenue streams, establish strategic partnerships and grow Ubank to be a workers bank of choice.”, said Luthando Vutula, Chief Executive Officer of Ubank. He added, “the high calibre of the additional management team that includes, our Head of Internal Audit, TshwareloMoutlane and Head of Risk, Horst Simon, is truly pleasing as we strive to thoroughly equip ourselves as a bank, on our journey to be the “Workers Bank of Choice”.