Published On: Mon, Oct 5th, 2015

South Africa CEO of the Decade named

Barclays CEO Phakami Phakade finrJOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – BARCLAYS Africa Corporate and Investment Banking Chief Executive Officer, Phakamani Hadebe, has been named SouthAfrica’s Chief Executive Officer of the Decade.

The Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP)has conferred the award to the prominent business leader at its just-ended Financial Services Sector Awards.

Hadebe was the Chief Executive Officer of the Land Bank from July 2008 to2013, before joining Barclays Africa last year.Other “Game Changers” the organisation awarded include Old Mutual (MostProgressive Company in Transformation), Funeka Montjane (Woman ofSignificance), Johannesburg Stock Exchange (Most Gender Empowered Company)and Argon Asset Management (Black Company of Global Significance).

The Emerging Woman Company of the Year was given to IDF Managers,Letlhogonolo Motene was Student of the Year while Kameshni Naidoo was named Chief financial Officer of the Year in the Vision 2020 Awards.

The awards were part of activities to mark the 20th anniversary of ABSIP,a lead custodian of black professional interests and black business in the financial services sector.

According to organisers, the awards recognise and celebrate individuals,companies and organisations that have made momentous strides in thetransformation of the financial services sector in South Africa, throughoutstanding leadership and inspiration.

“We are really honoured to have recognised excellence of blackprofessionals in the sector. This is testament to the fact that thecountry has an abundance of skill and excellence that needs to berecognised, nurtured and harnessed for the betterment of the economy,”said President of ABSIP, Tryphosa Ramano.

– CAJ News

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