Sylvia Chahonyo is the Country Manager for South Africa and Head of Relationship
Management in Africa with dual responsibility for the management and expansion
strategies of the commercial and geographic franchise on the continent, and for
driving sector coverage across the fundamental franchises in Africa.
A lawyer by training, she has 13 years’ experience in banking with the Standard
Bank Group, where she worked in various capacities within Stanbic Kenya (now
CFC Stanbic) and the Standard Bank of South Africa including legal, credit support,
compliance, global markets, investment banking responsible for structuring,
executing and originating debt capital markets transactions. She has an LLB (Hons)
from the University of East Anglia, Norwich and is admitted as an Advocate in the
High Court of Kenya.
Sylvia was the first Kenyan to participate in the Clipper Round the World Yacht
Race as well as the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.