Koekemoer_image1Doctoral Candidate in Development Finance
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Case study | The Future of Banking in South Africa towards 2055: disruptive innovation scenarios.

Jonty Koekemoer was born and raised in Grahamstown, South Africa. After completing his schooling in the same town, Jonty went on to attend Rhodes University where he completed a Bachelor of Economics, a post-graduate honors degree in financial economics, and a MComm degree with a specialization in financial markets and derivatives pricing. Part of this Masters degree was completed at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel, Germany. After completing his studies, Jonty started working for Barclays Africa Group Limited in Johannesburg. He has held multiple roles in the last four years and currently works in the market risk team as a quantitative analyst. Jonty has acquired invaluable experience in the banking sector by gaining exposure to various business units that drive innovation and a forward-thinking mentality. He has worked closely with the big data, innovation, and the strategy teams to ensure that the organization is considering all possible, probable, and plausible futures. Jonty is also instrumental in running a Generation Y program in the bank that seeks to break down barriers between senior management and Generation Y employees; driving innovation, inclusion, and futures thought throughout the company. Currently Jonty is studying towards his PhD in Development Finance at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. He is specializing in Futures Studies with the focus on disruptive innovation in the South African banking sector towards 2055.

The primary objective of the research is to develop scenarios that can provide a preferable outlook for the South African banking system towards 2055; taking into account the possible, probable, and plausible effects of disruptive innovation and financial regulation.