AIX: Power & Renewables panellist – Rentia van Tonder Head: Power, Client Coverage, Corporate and Investment Banking at Standard Bank


Rentia joined Standard Bank in 2014, with a focus on developing and implementing a new strategy for the bank to become the leading funder of renewable and power projects in Africa. She has recently taken on the role as Head of Power in Corporate and Investment Banking.

Earlier in her career, Rentia worked for Absa bank and the Industrial Development Corporation. At IDC she started in the economic research department and was later seconded to the office of the minister of Minerals and Energy as advisor. She joined the IDC’s mining business unit when she returned in 2000.  She was promoted to Head of the Wood & Paper Strategic business unit in 2003 and later headed the new Green Industries unit.

Rentia joined Absa bank after earning her BSc (Hons) and later completed a Masters in Business Leadership and Executive Development Programme.

Rentia is a panellist at the Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting, 21-22 November, London.


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