• Country : South Africa
  • Name of the Company :
  • Headquarters : 7th Floor, Barclays Towers West, 15 Troye Street, Johannesburg, 2001 PO Box 7735, Johannesburg, 2000, SOUTH AFRICA
  • Phone number : +27 - 011 350 4000
  • Fax : +27 -
  • Email : groupsec@barclaysafrica.com
  • Website : http://www.barclaysafrica.com
  • Share Capital :
Main Shareholders 0
Not available.
Management Team 11
Lastname Biography
Mrs. Maria RAMOS , Chief Executive Officer
Mr. David HODNETT , Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Group Financial Director
Mr. Arrie RAUTENBACH , Chief Risk Officer
Mr. Bobbie MALABIE , Group Executive, Marketing and Corporate Affairs
Mr. Charles RUSSON , Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Charles WHEELER , General Counsel
Mr. Craig BOND , Chief Executive, Retail and Business Banking (RBB)
Ms. Nomkhita NQWEMI , Chief Executive, Wealth, Investment Management and Insurance
Ms. Sarah LOUW , Chief Executive, Human Resources
Mr. Stephen VAN COLLER , Chief Executive, Corporate and Investment Banking
Ms. Yasmin MASITHELA , Head of Compliance
Board of directors 13
Lastname Biography
Ms. Wendy LUCAS-BULL , Chairperson
Mrs. Maria RAMOS , Chief Executive Officer
Mr. David HODNETT , Deputy Executive Officer
Mr. Alex DARKO , Independent Director
Mr. Colin BEGGS , Independent Director
Mr. Francis OKOMO-OKELLO , Independent Director
Mr. Mohamed HUSAIN , Independent Director
Mr. Peter MATIARE , Independent Director
Mr. Trevor MUNDAY , Lead Independent Director
Mrs. Yolanda CUBA , Independant Director
Mr. Patrick CLACKSON


• 1690 : Barclays traces its origins to a goldsmith banking business established in the City of London in 1690.

• 1896 : Several banks in London and the English provinces united under the banner of Barclays and Co..

• 1925 : Barclays Bank (Dominion, Colonial and Overseas - DCO) was established by the merger of the Colonial Bank, the Anglo Egyptian Bank and the National Bank of South Africa. This goes on to add businesses across Africa, the Middle East, and the West Indies.

• 1991 : Absa was founded in 1991 through the merger of financial service providers United Bank (South Africa), the Allied Bank (South Africa), the Volkskas Bank Group and the Sage Group.

• 1992 : Absa acquired the entire shareholding of the Bankorp Group which included Trustbank, Senbank and Bankfin.. In the early years of this union, each bank operated under its own name.

• 1998 : They were fused into one single brand in 1998. A year later, Absa adopted a new corporate identity and the name was changed into Absa Group Limited.

• 2005 : in May 2005 Barclays Bank purchased a majority  stake in Absa. This transaction was Barclays' largest foreign direct investment in South Africa, and its largest investment outside the UK.

• 2013 : Barclays Africa Group Limited was formed through combining Absa Group Limited and Barclays’ African operations on 31 July 2013. Reflecting the enlarged group’s pan-African focus, the Group’s name changed from Absa Group Limited to Barclays Africa Group Limited on 2 August 2013.

Barclays Africa Group Limited has majority stakes in banks in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania (Barclays Bank Tanzania and National Bank of Commerce), Uganda and Zambia. It also has representative offices in Namibia and Nigeria (licence applications submitted) as well as insurance operations in Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia.

Barclays Bank PLC has operations in Egypt and Zimbabwe which are an integral part of its African business. Barclays Africa Group continues to oversee the management of these entities.


Financial Highlights of the last three years
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