Naomi Snyman is the Chair for the South African Financial Blockchain Consortium and the Blockchain Lead for the Standard Bank Group, a role that stretches across 16 African countries for both Commercial and Retail Banking. She sees the main potential of Blockchain on the African continent to drive economic freedom in the eco-systems that we live and work in, through the distribution of trust and central power.
Naomi joined Standard Bank in 2008 starting in Retail Finance, in 2010 she left the bank complete her Master’s degree in France specializing in International Management and Strategy. She returned in 2011 and subsequently held roles in Personal Banking Strategy functions in South Africa and across the African continent. Her last role before becoming the Blockchain Lead for the Group was the Head of Private Banking for Standard Bank South Africa since 2014. She holds qualifications at both Stanford and London Business School.