Accolades & Awards

Business Accolades


A true African Banker, having proven herself in the South African & in 32 other African Geographies. Group Head, Retail Business Banker for ETI. She was appointed to the Board of the fifth largest Bank in Nigeria as Executive Director, Banker in Retail Banking in Jan 2012.


Part of a 15 member Executive team to successfully integrate the biggest Foreign Direct Investment deal into South Africa, 5 years ago (Barclays).


Integration of Barclays global Retail Business practices into a South African Retail Bank.


Ran biggest Retail Bank in Sub-Saharan Africa (Absa) for 5 years.


Grew the Retail Segment client base from 8.9m to 10m customers, 30% uplift in one year.


Produced R2, 5m PBT per hour in 2009.


Introduced best Pay rate for frontline staff across the Industry.


Introduced best incentive scheme for all staff in the banking history.


Voted the Best/Most loved Executive by 40 000 employees.


Accountable for 925 branches, 8500 ATM’s, and a 3000 seater contact centre.


Successful acquisition and integration of MEEG Bank into South Africa.

Longest serving Women Executive in the history of Absa.

Industry Accolades

As Vice President – BUSA – Travelled with Presidential Delegate BRICS countries (2010)

Presented to United Nations - New York: Issues of Financial Inclusion in South Africa (2010)


Business Woman of the Year (2009/2010).


First South African to serve on the World Trade Organization’s International Policy Commission.


The first woman to serve as Vice Chair of the Agricultural Business Chamber.


First female president of the AHI (in its 66 year history) (2008/2009).


Black Business Quarterly Sustainable Achiever Award (2007).


Represented South Africa at the 1st German – South African Business Forum (2009).


Nominated: Top Woman in Business and Government (2007).


Nominated: Shoprite / Checkers Business Woman of the Year (2007).


Nominated: Shoprite / Checkers Business Woman of the Year (2006).


Adjudicator in the Sanlam Financial Medial Awards (May 2006).


Barclays International Retail & Commercial Bank (IRCB) Chairman’s - Leadership Award (Madrid 2005).


ABSIP award (Association of Black Investment & Securities Professionals) 2004.

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Agricultural Business Personality of the Year 2004.


First Woman Deputy Chair of Agricultural Business Chamber 2004.


Nominated: Shoprite / Checkers Business Woman of the Year (2002).


SA Representative: African American Gateway for Business Women, Chicago (September 2000).


SA Representative: Women in Agriculture, Kenya (May 2000).


Selected to attend Professional Development Program in USA (July 1997 – December 1997).

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