Walldorf – Germany, and Johannesburg – South Africa, 11th July 2023 – SAP Fioneer & SAP Gold Partner bancon, a leading core banking System Integrator announces Brad Scott-King as their newest Director to the group leadership team and first Group Director based outside of Europe.
Based in South Africa, Scott-King’s initial focus will be to build on and cement bancon’s position as a market-leading financial services system integrator within Africa and better connect bancon’s South African operations with that of the Group.
With over 25-years of experience in the sector, Scott-King co-founded IZAZI – who established themselves as a leading global Banking system integrator and were later acquired by EY in 2015. As a former EY Partner running flagship banking and insurance technology transformation programs in Africa and Europe, Scott-King brings with him a vast industry network and proven track record of managing successful teams and global technology businesses.
Furthermore, in tandem with Group Director of Financial Services Brad Jarrett, Scott-King will be instrumental in optimising bancon’s global FSI markets strategy and scaling the group’s FSI service offering in Technology Transformation, Enterprise Architecture and strategic software product innovation.
Brad Scott-King comments,
“Joining bancon’s Board at this important time in the business’s history is a real privilege. bancon is renowned in the industry for its innovation, continuous development, and strong purpose of producing positive customer outcomes. The existing leadership team have lofty ambitions and I’m confident that collectively we can reach the goals that are being strived towards. I’m excited about this new chapter and providing my experience to an already capable leadership team.”
Commenting on the appointment, Jörg Mauelshagen, Co-founder and Managing Group Director said,
“Two key aspects of the Group’s growth strategy is to strengthen our position within the existing core markets in which we operate and to further widen our global footprint by entering new markets, both geographically and through the expansion of our product and service portfolio.
Brad Scott-King’s experience and proven track record will be instrumental in achieving our goals. Having followed a similar path during his time at IZAZI, Brad’s insight, experience and network will be of great value to us. His mindset and attitude are a great fit for our team. We are very excited to have Brad as our newest Group Director.”
Brad Jarrett, comments
“We’re entering a pivotal point of our growth strategy making Brad Scott-King’s appointment an even more prevalent one. An influential figure within our sector, his skills and expertise will help us shape and further develop a robust global FSI markets strategy. I’m looking forward to working alongside him.
Within Africa, Brad Scott-Kings’s appointment is just as critical. After our recent domestic merger with Thought Advisory, we’ve tripled our client base over the last nine months within the Pan-Africa region. Having a Group Director based in the country will give us extra firepower to continue this trend and further enable the wider Group to exploit the unique set of capabilities situated within Southern Africa.’’
Theunis Greeff, Managing Director of Southern Africa, says,
“Brad Scott-King will further enable us to scale the business domestically and will play a key role in the Group’s ambition to become Africa’s leading System Integrator and Technology Consultancy in the Financial Services Industry. Knowing Brad for a long time and having worked closely with him on multiple occasions we’re delighted to have him join us and I’m looking forward to achieving a lot of success together.”