Nana Phiri

Head: Corporate Client Group
Rand Merchant Bank (RMB)

Nana Phiri


Nana is a senior financial services leader with more than 15 years’ experience in the investment banking and insurance sector. She is currently the Head of Corporate Client Group and is responsible for the strategy and growth of RMB’s valued corporate clients. Before her current role, she was the CEO of Sanlam Specialised Finance, responsible for balance sheet and financial risk management for Sanlam. Prior to joining Sanlam, Nana was Co-Head of Debt & Trade Solutions responsible for lending and trade solutions for corporates within the investment banking division of Rand Merchant Bank. Throughout her career she has worked on landmark and award-winning transactions in South Africa and the broader African continent. Nana has a Master of Science degree in Finance from SOAS (University of London) and holds Business Science Finance and Economics degree from University of Cape Town. Nana has recently been awarded the Black Management Forum’s Black Excellence Award for Manager of the year 2022.

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