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Head, Global Markets Trading, Standard Bank Group
Richard Pott is the Head of Trading at Standard Bank; he oversees trading and market-making for Standard Bank of South Africa and for all of the bank’s African entities. Richard has a deep understanding of the financial markets in Africa, having spent more than two decades focusing on the
Richard has worked for Standard Bank in South Africa and the UK for 17 years, having been hired as Head of Trading for Africa in London before moving to Johannesburg 12 years ago. Prior to joining Standard Bank, he was Head of Trading for Africa with Standard Chartered Bank. Earlier in his career he worked in Rates and Derivatives for Standard Chartered, Credit Suisse First Boston, Citibank in New York, and London.
Richard has a Master’s in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College in London; however, he has only ever worked in Finance.