Media Release November 29, 2021

Deutsche Bank appoints Saloshni Pillay as Chief Country Officer in South Africa

Saloshni_PillayDeutsche Bank today announced the appointment of Saloshni Pillay as Chief Country Officer (CCO) in South Africa and General Manager (GM) of Deutsche Bank AG Johannesburg Branch, effective February 1, 2022. In addition, Pillay will be appointed as Head of Institutional Client Group (ICG) and Global Emerging Markets (GEM) for South Africa.

Commenting on the appointment, Kees Hoving, Co-Chief Executive Officer (Co-CEO) for Middle East and Africa (MEA), said: “We are extremely pleased that Saloshni will be joining our regional team to lead our operations in South Africa. Her extensive experience and strong track record will play an important role and will positively contribute to the development of the bank’s franchise both locally and in the region.”

Saloshni joins Deutsche Bank, as the only female GM for a Bank in South Africa, with over 20 years of investment banking experience, most recently at Absa Group in South Africa as the Head of Sales and Structuring for Global Markets and member of the Investment Bank ExCo. Prior to joining Absa, she held various Product Sales, Structuring, and Risk Management positions at Citi, Calyon and Standard Bank. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with specialisation in Economics from the University of South Africa and completed the Leadership for Senior Executives programme at Harvard Business School.

Esra Turk, Head of ICG for Central and Eastern Europe Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA) and Chairman of Investment Bank MEA, said: “Deutsche Bank’s operations in South Africa are an important pillar of our Global Emerging Markets strategy and I am delighted to welcome Saloshni as our next South Africa CCO. She is a transformational hire with broad experience and a deep understanding of the local market and I am confident her leadership will energise and significantly grow our franchise in the country.”

Deutsche Bank has a long history and a well-established track record in South Africa having established a representative office more than 40 years ago. Deutsche Bank today has a fully integrated international investment banking operation based in Johannesburg. The bank ranks as one of the top international banks, providing a wide range of Investment and Corporate banking products and services in South Africa.

Furthermore, in recognition of its support and commitment to transformation and diversity, since 2020 Deutsche Bank South Africa has been recognised as a “Level one Contributor” - the highest status under the legislative framework of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE). The bank stands out as the only bank among its international peers to have this status.

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