Lwando holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from the University of Johannesburg, and has been a CFA Charterholder since 2019. Before joining London Business School, he worked within the global markets division at Nedbank Limited in Johannesburg. He was part of the treasury team, where he was responsible for ensuring that the bank was adequately funded in line with BASEL III requirements through sourcing liabilities from corporate, commercial, state-owned entities and institutional clients across the Southern African region.
Lwando is passionate about diversity and inclusion; he decided to join LBS because he found that his values aligned with those of the School, with the Masters in Finance class including more than 35 different nationalities. This provided him with the opportunity to build a global network in the financial capital of the world. In line with his passion for diversity and inclusion, Lwando joined the Executive Committees of both the Black in Business and the Out in Business Clubs. Lwando is also an ultra-marathon runner who completed the Comrades Marathon (89km) and the Two Oceans Marathon (56km) prior to joining LBS. He is an active member of the Running Club.
About the scholarship: The Taylor Family Scholarship Award (MiF FT97) recipient is selected from exceptional Masters in Finance full or part-time candidates who are residents of Australia, New Zealand or South Africa, or Australians living elsewhere. It seeks to further increase the representation from these countries amongst the LBS student community. The scholarship is funded by alumnus Paul Taylor MiFFT1997.