FNB – First National Bank

FNB is our exclusively recommended Fiduciary Law firm in South Africa on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact FNB directly using the contact details listed above.

FNB is the oldest bank in South Africa, and can be traced back to the Eastern Province Bank formed in Grahamstown in 1838. Today, FNB trades as a division of FirstRand Bank Limited. When looking at FNB’s history, two things in particular stand out. The first is a story of survival – different circumstances in South Africa have posed many great challenges in our history, all of which FNB has successfully met. This track record provides a strong foundation for our future challenges. The second is a story of people – our history has always been firmly influenced by the needs of the people we serve.

The Acacia tree in our brand logo is a suitable representation of our history. Our roots run deep in South Africa, and we have grown thanks to our commitment to serving the needs of our clients and communities.

A landmark development in FNB’s history took place in 1998 when the financial services interests of Rand Merchant Bank Holdings and Anglo American were merged to form FirstRand Limited. In the process, FNB was delisted from the JSE on 22 May 1998 to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of FirstRand, which was listed on the JSE on 25 May 1998. On 30 June 1999, the banking interests of FirstRand formally merged into a single entity to form FirstRand Bank. FNB, WesBank and RMB now trade as divisions of FirstRand Bank.

Ryan Cummings

Ryan Cummings is our exclusively recommended Risk Management Services expert in South Africa on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Ryan directly using the contact details listed above.

Ryan is a director of Signal Risk. He is an independent consultant to various international news media outlets including the New York Times, TIME magazine, the Associated Press, Al-Jazeera, AFP and Deutsche Welle. He is also a contributor to publications and think tanks, most notably CNN, the Tony Blair Foundation, the International Peace Institute (IPI) and Henley and Partners, on issues of terrorism, conflict, migration and political instability in Africa.

Firm Overview:

Signal Risk specialises in risk management on the African continent. Our team prides itself on being continent-level experts with the strongest possible conception of country-specific risks and their associated impact on our client’s operations and strategic decision-making.

Signal Risk’s clients include international NGOs, mining consultancies, major banks, Fortune 500 companies, and SMEs.

Finally, Signal Risk’s analysis of risk on the African continent is often sought by major international news media agencies.

Apicksha Patel

Apicksha Patel is our exclusively recommended Energy Finance expert in South Africa on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Apicksha directly using the contact details listed above.

Apicksha specialises in infrastructure and energy finance in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. She has over 12 years of experience in the transport, renewable energy, healthcare, education and accommodation sectors.

Abundant natural resources, an evolving infrastructure sector, expanding corporate finance markets, and a population expected to double by 2050, make Africa an exciting market for our clients.

Our pan-African practice spans 50 partners and more than 150 lawyers across four continents. This team includes individuals from common and civil law cultures who understand the different legal jurisdictions and languages across Africa. We are unusual in having worked in almost every one of these jurisdictions.

Connectivity into and within the region is vital. Thanks to regional hubs in South Africa, the UK, France, the Middle East and China, we have the right team for our clients’ needs – from Chinese and Gulf outbound-investment or project advice to Francophone or Arabic-speaking Africa-related assistance. We also have strong relationships with preferred national and local law firms, clients, intermediaries and professional advisors, regulatory bodies and governments.

Much of our work in Africa relates to infrastructure finance and development. We provide an ‘entire project lifecycle’ service, supporting those who have a hand in designing, building, delivering, supplying, operating or maintaining Africa’s major infrastructure assets. As market leaders in developing investment models, particularly involving public/ private partnerships, we have used our expertise to help bring private capital and technical improvements to many power and transport projects in Africa. We are proud to be part of making possible the financing and growth of vital infrastructure on this continent.

Sunette Prinsloo

Sunette Prinsloo is our exclusively recommended Assurance Services expert in South Africa on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Sunette directly using the contact details listed above.

We provide a full range of accountancy, business advisory and financial services that will help you to achieve your personal and business goals. Equipped with our deep understanding of your professional challenges and opportunities, we’ll go beyond the traditional accountant role to mentor you through whatever the future holds.

Kreston Johannesburg has been providing professional service for over 27 years. With four partners and fourty five professional staff members we are well positioned to meet your accounting and auditing needs.

Kreston International is a global network of accounting firms each of which is a separate and independent legal entity and as such has no liability for the acts or omissions of any other member firm.

Each member of the international network in South Africa (Kreston SA) is likewise, a separate and independent legal entity.

Kreston Johannesburg is a Level 3 BBBEE contributor and is committed to sustainable transformation and transferring skills to create exceptional accountants and auditors.

You can download our BEE certificate here.

Jacques De Villiers

Jacques De Villiers is our exclusively recommended Tax Advisory Services expert in South Africa on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Jacques directly using the contact details listed above.

We provide a full range of accountancy, business advisory and financial services that will help you to achieve your personal and business goals. Equipped with our deep understanding of your professional challenges and opportunities, we’ll go beyond the traditional accountant role to mentor you through whatever the future holds.

Kreston Johannesburg has been providing professional service for over 27 years. With four partners and fourty five professional staff members we are well positioned to meet your accounting and auditing needs.

Kreston International is a global network of accounting firms each of which is a separate and independent legal entity and as such has no liability for the acts or omissions of any other member firm.

Each member of the international network in South Africa (Kreston SA) is likewise, a separate and independent legal entity.

Kreston Johannesburg is a Level 3 BBBEE contributor and is committed to sustainable transformation and transferring skills to create exceptional accountants and auditors.

You can download our BEE certificate here.

Stefan Diederiks CA(SA)

Stefan Diederiks is our exclusively recommended Accounting Services expert in South Africa on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Stefan directly using the contact details listed above.

We provide a full range of accountancy, business advisory and financial services that will help you to achieve your personal and business goals. Equipped with our deep understanding of your professional challenges and opportunities, we’ll go beyond the traditional accountant role to mentor you through whatever the future holds.

Kreston Johannesburg has been providing professional service for over 27 years. With four partners and fourty five professional staff members we are well positioned to meet your accounting and auditing needs.

Kreston International is a global network of accounting firms each of which is a separate and independent legal entity and as such has no liability for the acts or omissions of any other member firm.

Each member of the international network in South Africa (Kreston SA) is likewise, a separate and independent legal entity.

Kreston Johannesburg is a Level 3 BBBEE contributor and is committed to sustainable transformation and transferring skills to create exceptional accountants and auditors.

You can download our BEE certificate here.