b2ap3 small DSC 6915Itumeleng Merafe

South Africa


Occupational Information

Job Title: Head of Interest Rate Structuring, Investec Corporate & Institutional Banking

Professional History

Itumeleng is Head of Interest Rate Structuring, Investec Corporate & Institutional Banking. He heads up a team that focuses on the long-dated interest rate and foreign exchange derivative structuring for the bank’s corporate and parastatal clients. The primary focus of the team is to provide derivative solutions to manage and mitigate our clients’ underlying exposures to these disciplines as well as providing yield-enhancing structured products. He has over 10 years’ experience working in the financial services sector. 

Itumeleng is the founding director of the Bokamoso Cross Mentorship Program which has a presence in both Gauteng and KZN. The program - now in its 10th year - mentors 200 Grade 11 students each year from over 10 schools in both provinces. He is also part of the team that founded the Young Professionals Association which brings young professionals and senior leaders together to find solutions to the complex challenges that face society. In 2014, he was selected to be part of the inaugural class of the Young African Leaders Initiative which is affiliated with the Aspen Institute. The initiative seeks to create value-based leaders looking to create a better society for all.



BA in Economics from UNISA
Finance Executive Development Program from the Gordon Institute of Business Science in conjunction with Cass Business School in London
Masters in the Management of Finance and Investments from Wits Business School.


2017 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

 Additional Tags: Economics, Finance, and Investments, Institutional Banking, Mentorship, Foreign Exchange