Grindrod Bank Management Team

Grindrod Bank Management Team

Grindrod Bank maintains a strong focus on developing its intellectual capital. We recognise the role that our people play in our sustainable growth and continued success. Accordingly, we source extraordinary individuals, with exceptional drive and professional expertise, to create a truly dynamic, niche bank.


Our employees are afforded the freedom to create and build on innovative thinking, which in turn provides effective and efficient financial products and services for our clients. A flat hierarchical structure facilitates direct access to top management and provides the necessary agility for fast turnarounds on business decisions and deal completion.

Essential ingredients for the success of Grindrod Bank is a working environment where:

  • Employees are treated with dignity and respect;
  • Communication is open, honest and courteous;
  • Ethical standards are high; and
  • Equity is a reality.

Our Employment Equity Committee is in place to ensure that the company promotes equal opportunities and fair treatment to all those within the workplace.

OUR LEADERS

Grindrod Bank has over the years attracted and retained the necessary skills required to lead and manage a bank that is agile enough to anticipate and respond to the ever-changing needs of our clients, while still being relevant to the environment of the day.

David Polkinghorne

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO)

Rakesh Garach


CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO)