The largest financial services group in Africa, FirstRand has announced the appointment of Mr Hermanus Lambertus
Bosman as a non-executive director of the group.
His appointment cuts across FirstRand and its wholly-owned subsidiary, FirstRand Bank Limited.
The group said in an email statement that the Office of the Registrar of Banks has today, 13 April 2017, confirmed that they have no objection to the appointment of Mr Bosman to the boards, with effect from 3 April 2017.
FirstRand also announced the resignation of Mr. Peter Cooper as an alternate non-executive director from the boards with effect from 30 April 2017.
Mr. Hermanus Lambertus Bosman, also known as Herman, BCom (Law), LLB, LLM, CFA, has been the Chief Executive Officer and Financial Director of Rand Merchant Investment Holdings Limited since September 11, 2014. Mr. Bosman has been Chief Executive Officer and Financial Director of RMB Holdings Ltd since September 10, 2014.
He has been an Executive Director of Rand Merchant Investment Holdings Limited since April 02, 2014. He has been an Executive Director of RMB Holdings Ltd., since April 2, 2014. Mr. Bosman is a respected leader in the South African banking industry. Mr. Bosman was in the employed at Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) for 12 years. He served as the Chief Country Officer and Head of Global Banking for South Africa at Deutsche Bank AG from November 2006 to September 16, 2013 and served as its Chief Executive Officer from 2006 to 2013.
Mr. Bosman has acted as a professional adviser to Discovery on numerous occasions. Mr. Bosman was responsible for the strategic direction of its South African operations and for the leadership of its corporate finance platform. He joined Deutsche Bank AG from Rand Merchant Bank (RMB), where he served as the Head of Corporate Finance from 2000 to 2006 and Director. He led the Corporate Finance Department at RMB since 2000, in that time he worked on a number of South Africa’s largest and most significant mergers, acquisitions and listings.
He has been a Non-Executive Director at Discovery Limited since April 14, 2014. He serves as a Director of Business and Arts South Africa. He serves on the Board of Governors of the University of Johannesburg. He has been a Non-Executive Director of Hastings Group Holdings plc since March 14, 2017. Mr. Bosman holds a LLM degree from the University of Johannesburg and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.