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CUT Michael Jordaan is Honored For His Contributions to Business



CUT Michael Jordaan is Honored For His Contributions to Business

CUT Michael Jordaan is Honored For His Contributions to Business. Dr. Michael Jordaan, a renowned figure in the business world, was recently awarded an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy in Management at the Autumn Graduation Ceremonies held at the Central University of Technology, Free State- Bloemfontein Campus. This prestigious recognition highlights his exceptional contributions to business leadership.

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A Visionary Leader

At just 36 years old, Dr. Jordaan became the CEO of First National Bank (FNB), showcasing his remarkable talent and skill. Under his leadership, FNB was honored as the ‘World Most Innovative Bank at the 2012 BAI-Finacle Global Banking Innovation Awards, solidifying his reputation as a visionary leader.

Recognized Excellence

Dr. Jordaan impact extends beyond FNB. He was selected as a Global Leader of the World Economic Forum in July 2008 and received CNBC All-Africa Business Leader of the Year award in 2014. Currently serving on the boards of several companies, including CodeX, Invenfin, Compuscan, and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), Dr. Jordaan continues to shape the business world with his expertise and leadership.

A Distinguished Career

With an impressive track record of leading eight different companies, Dr. Jordaan holds key positions such as Chairman of Clickatell, Inc., Compuscan Holdings Pty Ltd., and Bank Zero. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of Montegray Capital Pty Ltd. and serves as a Principal at The SA SME Fund, Investment Committee. Furthermore, he is the Chairperson at Hlayisani Capital and Chairman at MXit Lifestyle (Pty) Ltd.

Dr. Jordaan is a valuable asset to the board of Snapplify (Pty) Ltd.

Inspiring The Next Generation

In his acceptance speech, Dr. Jordaan emphasized the importance of education reform, particularly in early childhood education, as the key to societal prosperity. He urged graduates to focus on the potential benefits of their decisions, encouraging them to take calculated risks and create opportunities for themselves.


Dr. Michael Jordaan’s recognition as an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy in Management is a testament to his exceptional leadership and contributions to the business world. His remarkable achievements and ongoing commitment to excellence serve as an inspiration to aspiring business leaders everywhere.

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