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

Click here (then“like” the page) to follow Bruce on Facebook.

Enter your email address in the form below to receive a newsletter containing the seven most-read articles of the week from Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show every Friday morning in your inbox.

Subscribe to our Business Wrap Newsletter

Article brought to us by Old Mutual.

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Meet Andrew Donaldson, former Deputy Director General at Treasury

Meet Andrew Donaldson, former Deputy Director General at Treasury

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield gets the inside scoop from Donaldson, who spent 24 years at Treasury.

Meet Graham Briggs of Birrell Mining International (employer of illegal miners)

Meet Graham Briggs of Birrell Mining International (employer of illegal miners)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Birrell Mining International Chairperson Graham Briggs, employer of "zama zamas".

Meet Sango Ntsaluba, founder of South Africa’s first black-owned audit firm

Meet Sango Ntsaluba, founder of South Africa’s first black-owned audit firm

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Sango Ntsaluba for his weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.

Meet Bonang Mohale, BLSA's outspoken (‘don’t blame colonialism’) Chairperson

Meet Bonang Mohale, BLSA's outspoken (‘don’t blame colonialism’) Chairperson

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Business Leadership South Africa’s Mohale for his weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.

Lazy, but love cooking? uCook delivers everything, premeasured, to your door

Lazy, but love cooking? uCook delivers everything, premeasured, to your door

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews uCook cofounder David Torr for his weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.

10 youthful businesspeople who are leading SA (and changing the world)

10 youthful businesspeople who are leading SA (and changing the world)

The future looks bright when you consider how much these youthful movers and shakers have already achieved.

Popular articles
Home Affairs to follow up on special dispensation permit for Zimbabweans in SA

Home Affairs to follow up on special dispensation permit for Zimbabweans in SA

Home Affairs Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize says her department will respond to all Zimbabweans under special dispensation.

Getting to know MP, Dr Makhosi Khoza

Getting to know MP, Dr Makhosi Khoza

Dr Khoza is admired by South Africans for her role in the SABC inquiry as a ANC member of parliament.

No escaping the tax man even if you work outside SA

No escaping the tax man even if you work outside SA

Government is intending to change the way foreign income is taxed by introducing taxes to a large South African diaspora.

Earn peanuts? How to best invest very small amounts...

Earn peanuts? How to best invest very small amounts...

Got a spare R200 or R300 a month? Here’s how to make that money work hard and grow…

5 most important years in anyone’s life (when it comes to investing)

5 most important years in anyone’s life (when it comes to investing)

How old are you? Financial advisor Warren Ingram discusses the five most important ages in anyone’s investment career.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?