Smart Money – Jacques Celliers discusses his path to FNB CEO

Smart Money Jacques Celliers

In this episode of Smart Money with Alishia Seckam, FNB CEO Jacques Celliers explains how he built a career in the banking industry.

Celliers has held the position of First National Bank CEO since 2014 and has been with the company for 25 years – first joining in an e-commerce development role to support the launch of

He has played a vital role in managing multiple initiatives at the bank, including joint ventures and entry strategies into new markets.

Celliers is a qualified engineer who graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in 1994 and completed a Master of Business Administration at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business.

The interview

In this Smart Money with Alishia Seckam episode, Jacques Celliers discusses his journey through the banking industry to reach the top job at FNB.

He explains how loyalty and commitment to his goals have influenced his path and notes that FNB gave him an excellent opportunity to cultivate his talent.

Celliers also provides advice for those who want to begin a career in banking and reach the top as he did.

He concludes by noting how FNB has remained committed to South Africa despite its current challenges and outlining the bank’s stance towards the country’s future.

The full interview with Jacques Celliers can be watched below.


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