New year, new changes at Absa banking group. The company has appointed Sydney Mbhele as Absa group chief brand, marketing and corporate affairs officer, damn what a long job title. Mbhele will be leading the team in communicating and driving the banking group’s messaging across the board. 

The bank also appointed Jeanett Modise as Absa group chief people officer and Johnson Idesoh as Absa group chief information and technology officer. 

“The appointments build on the positive momentum that was achieved through executive committee changes and an operating model refinement earlier this year,” said Absa group chief executive officer, Arrie Rautenbach.

Sydney Mbhele Absa’s new Group hief Brand, Marketing and Corporate Affairs Officer

“The appointments strengthen our leadership team, adding to the bench of skill, experience and diversity appropriate to, and supportive of our ambition to be a leading Pan-African bank,” he said. 

All three executives have significant experience, having operated across multiple markets on the continent and elsewhere.

“We have made significant progress in delivering on our strategic agenda and in strengthening our leadership and organisational capability this year,” said Rautenbach. “We are well positioned for commercial out-performance going forward.”

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