Manuel Garcia – Former CEO of Indue Limited – discusses what it means to be an influential leader and the importance of being able to execute strategy.
Manuel Garcia is a talented and accomplished leader who values inspiring people and nurturing a community culture among his team. Before sitting down with Manuel I wasn’t entirely familiar with Indue but after an insightful conversation about the business and Manuel’s career, I am confident Indue will continue to grow and succeed under his leadership in the future. His ability to take risks and his people focused approach are central to Manuel’s achievements.
Manuel was born in Spain but relocated to Australia with his family in 1968 when he was five, upon his father seeking more opportunity for his young family. Manuel spent his formative years in Brisbane and after finishing school a keen interest in numbers saw him secure a position in banking.
It’s interesting that even as a young man, Manuel understood the role of banking within a country’s wider economy, and was motivated by the scope and opportunity to be influential. His natural ability led him to study a Bachelor of Business in banking and finance at the University of Southern Queensland.
Manuel has over 35 years experience in the finance industry. Prior to becoming the CEO of Indue Limited in 2003, Manuel worked across various industries for the National Australia Bank for 21 years both in Australia and abroad. Manuel’s expertise is in payment products, strategy and finance, product management and wholesale and commercial lending.
Manuel has also completed a number of additional finance and leadership courses throughout his career. He is a member of the Financial Services Institute of Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and is a former Director of Eftpos Payments Australia Limited.
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