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Head, Investment Banking, Western Cape
True authenticity is rare, but for Sasha Cook, embracing and cultivating a life of authenticity has been the key to her success. She credits her mother for inspiring her to be resilient, confident and rooted in family. As a mother herself, Sasha is committed to building a thriving legacy for her children.
Undaunted by the challenges of operating in a traditionally male-dominated industry, Sasha relied on her confidence and agility to build a thriving 14-year career in the investment banking space.
As one of the leading minds in the debt and, more recently, Sustainable Finance spaces, Sasha has played an instrumental role in identifying significant opportunities for the Bank.
One of her career highlights is executing the first Sustainability Linked Loan in retail sector as well as Standard Bank’s first Sustainability Linked overdraft. This transaction assisted retail giant Woolworths in furthering their Good Business Journey, which aims to improve 8 key areas across business: energy and climate change, water, packing and waste, sustainable farming, ethical sourcing, people, social development, and health and wellness.