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Mark Nwaila

Lead Mentor at ABC for Managers

Banking Executive Head | Professional Mentor | Social Entrepreneur

Mark Nwaila is a seasoned Banking Professional and Engineer, serving as Executive of Regulatory Functions, within Operations Shared Services, Standard Bank South Africa. Highly adept at corporate transformation, strategy and business growth, he thrives on the challenge of a complex work environment, applying entrepreneurial vigour to business objectives with development of operational frameworks; enabling the meeting of strategic objectives.


Mark is passionate about Human Capital development, mindset shifts and contributing to the right societal conduct necessary for today's world. This is evidenced through the various interventions he runs. He is personally involved in skills development of the Leadership and Professionals he serves, and takes specific accountability for developing superior leaders. Mark is often heard using the quote: "No single person can liberate a country. You can only liberate a country if you act as a collective” by Nelson Mandela. This quote clearly articulates his purpose as a Leader and defines his approach to leadership development.



  • Industrial Engineering degree graduating Cum Laude

  • Training

  • Consciousness Coaching Academy (CCA) - Coaching Certification

His most notable accolade

  • “The best 30 Young & Upcoming Leaders in South Africa under the age of 30” by McKinsey in 2009

  • IPET’s Best Industrial Engineering Student in South Africa for the year 2009

  • Mentor for the National Mentorship Movement in Partnership with Standard Bank


Corporate experience serving in different roles

  • Executive Head: Operations - Regulatory: Standard Bank Group South Africa​

  • Procurement Advisor: Sasol​

  • Sourcing Consultant professional service: ABSA

  • IT/IS Regional Vendor Manager, South Africa: South African Breweries​Country

  • Commodity Manager: Professional Services: South African Breweries

Core topics as a speaker & panelist

  • Vulnerability in the workplace

  • Authentic Leadership

  • Mental Health and Wellness

  • Demystifying African Stereotypes

  • Women Empowerment


His outstanding contribution & track record to the workplace when it comes to

  • Millennial Leadership

  • Business Strategy and Culture

  • Business transformation in the South African context

  • Career Development Mentorship

  • Embracing Disability in the Workplace - recruitment and placement of disabled candidates in the workplace

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