ShapeShifter

Meet Stephen van Coller, the corporate giant who is leaving Barclays for MTN

In every job I’ve done I’ve either built or fixed.

Stephen van Coller

What do you have to do to future-proof your business? In 10 years’ time having a Sim card won’t be the be all and end all.

Stephen van Coller

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Stephen van Coller, MTN’s new Vice President of Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions, for his weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.

Van Coller – a corporate giant – will make the shift from banking to mobile telecoms when he retires as CEO of Barclays Africa Corporate & Investment bank at the end of September.

Stephen van Coller has a BCom (Hons) from the University of Stellenbosch and a Higher Diploma in Accounting from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Stephen van Coller spent 20 years in the financial services sector.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

As a leader; you have to practice what you preach.

Stephen van Coller

Timing is everything.

Stephen van Coller

I had an aspiration to build a $1 billion business.

Stephen van Coller

I was keen on making sure we get transformation at the top right.

Stephen van Coller

We fundamentally believe that Africa is going to be about SME financing.

Stephen van Coller

It was never my goal to be a CEO.

Stephen van Coller

You need to have the best employees.

Stephen van Coller

People’s biggest regrets on their deathbeds aren’t what they did, but what they didn’t do.

Stephen van Coller

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