Batlhako Ntsime

COO of First National Bank Online

At 31 years of age, Batlhako is the COO of First National Bank (FNB) Online.

He is responsible for processes, product contracts, interbank liaisons and the relationship with various industry governing bodies. He also oversees risk and compliance issues within the FNB Online business unit.

An attorney by profession, he grew up in Rustenburg in a tight knit family, before studying law at the University of the Witwatersrand. He was admitted as an attorney in February 1999. Batlhako joined FNB in April 2000 as part of a group of new recruits participating in an exclusive accelerated development programme. Juggling a busy work schedule and family life, Batlhako takes time out to listen to music on his MP3 player, plays an occasional round of golf, but most of all enjoys travelling around the country with his family. He also loves to immerse himself in a good book.

Come the weekend, Batlhako is usually busy with sport, watching a soccer game, cricket match or the F1 Grand Prix. His sense of humour gets him through his stressful days, while at all times he remains logical, analytical and focused on the task at hand.

Lunch Spot: Mike's Kitchen, Parktown