Riaan has extensive experience of business solutions and IT in financial institutions. He was previously head of software development at Arion Bank and worked in software development at Meniga. Before then, he worked on development of business solutions for Standard Bank in South Africa, where he headed the IT department. He held the same position at Liberty Life in South Africa and, before that, was a consultant for Deloitte Consulting.
Riaan has a Master’s degree in Information Technology from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. He completed a BSc in Actuarial Mathematics from the same university and a BSc in Economics from the University of South Africa. He has also completed a programme of management studies at IESE Business School in Barcelona and has studied information technology at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School.
Birna Einarsdóttir, Chief Executive Officer:
“For six years in a row, Íslandsbanki has received awards for providing the best service in the banking market. We intend to continue on that path with new digital solutions and a powerful core system. Riaan has significant expertise in financial market information technology, as well as international experience, and we are excited to welcome him to the Bank. We eagerly anticipate the period ahead, when we will roll out a number of new solutions for our customers, simplifying banking transactions and moving us rapidly into the future.