It is quite common for CEOs to have a second career as a nonexecutive director, swanning around boardrooms and enjoying the wining and dining that goes with it. But that wouldn’t have kept Michael Jordaan happy. When he left FNB after 10 years he was still only 46, but for six years he had been commuting to his apartment in Melrose Arch while his wife and three daughters were living in Stellenbosch.

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