Barclays Bank Africa Group has announced the appointment of Mizinga Melu as Chief Executive Officer of Africa Regional Management effective October 01 2014.
Commenting on the appointment, Barclays Bank Africa Group Chief Executive Officer Maria Ramos said, “I am excited that we are able to appoint someone with such breath of skills and experience into this role. Her appointment will be instrumental in executing our strategy on the continent.”
Mizinga joined the then ABSA Group on in March 2013 as Managing Director of NBC Tanzania where she built a strong team who are transforming that business.
She is leaving the business in a much stronger position from where the team will continue to build.
Previously, Mizinga held a number of roles in Standard Chartered Bank including CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Zambia, Global Head of Business Organisations in the UK and Africa Regional Head of Financial Institutions in both South Africa and Kenya.
With an MBA in Finance from Henley Management School and deep experience across many countries in Africa, Mizinga brings a wealth of expertise and experience to the role.
The Country Directors of all Barclays Africa’s Businesses outside South Africa will report to Mizinga, who will coordinate integrated planning and ensure development of product led and country specific strategies, as well as support execution.
In addition, will oversee development of stakeholder relationship with government, regulators, the Boards and customers in the countries.
Mizinga will report to David Hodnett, Deputy CEO of Barclays of Barclays Africa Group.