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Browsing: Maria Ramos
An exodus of CEOs during the economic downturn is becoming alarming, particularly as there are apparently so few ready replacements.
Maria Ramos will retire as Absa Group CEO at the end of February, the financial services group said on Tuesday. Ramos has been at the helm for the past decade.
Barclays Africa Group is getting a revamp, ending Barclays’ 100-year history on the continent. The lender on Wednesday ditches the name of its former parent to revert to Absa Group after the British bank sold down
Barclays Africa Group, South Africa’s third biggest bank, will split into four operating units as the lender outlines its growth strategy after the sale by its UK parent. The Johannesburg-based firm will separate retail
Former finance minister Des van Rooyen said on Wednesday he does not believe billionaire Johann Rupert influenced his redeployment a few days after his appointment as minister. An EWN reporter quoted the cooperative governance minister on Twitter
Former Absa CEO Steve Booysen, who now heads up Metrofibre Networx – in which he is a significant investor – has outlined plans by the broadband telecommunications specialist to become the latest player to target South Africa’s fast-growing fibre-to-the-home market
Absa has opened an entirely paperless branch at Johannesburg’s upmarket Hyde Park Corner shopping centre. The branch offers automated queuing systems to minimise the time consumers have to spend in the branch and is the model that the bank will use for all of its branches across South Africa
“Today, tomorrow, goodbye.” This tagline, a cheeky version of Absa’s slogan, “today, tomorrow, together”, used by trade union Solidarity in its Stop Absa campaign this week, reflects the sweeping changes at the country’s second largest bank. Hundreds of staff were given retrenchment notices this week or asked to reapply for their positions, while some were given immediate marching
Absa denied rumours on Thursday that it is planning mass retrenchments to cut costs. Employees affected by its restructuring process, were being given the opportunity to apply for positions across the group, it said. It was responding after Solidarity challenged Absa CEO Maria Ramos to confirm or deny rumours