Kennedy started his banking career at Standard Bank. After a short stint at Real Africa Durolink Invest- ment Bank, where he helped to establish a Corporate Forex Treasury, he returned to launch and head up the bank's Forex Sales: New Business Unit. Up for a challenge Kennedy agreed to move to BEE Finance, Corporate and Investment Banking and in 2003 joined the executive committee of SCMB In 2005 he became national president of ABSIP and played a key role as one of the 10 negotiators and four authors of the Financial Sector Charter. Kennedy is an MBA graduate, holds a certificate in foreign exchange markets and completed a business and management programme at Harvard. After being head of Institutional and Corporate Banking, he was appointed to his current position as deputy chief executive of Corporate and Investment Banking at Standard Bank of South Africa.
Lunch spot: Fairlawns Boutique Hotel, Johannesburg;