Access Bank South Africa appoints Sandile Shabalala as new Chief Executive Officer

Access Bank South Africa has announced the appointment of Mr. Sandile Shabalala as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Shabalala brings over three decades of extensive experience in the banking sector, and a proven track record of driving growth and managing risk.

“Shabalala joins the bank after serving as Chief Executive for Business and Commercial Banking at Sasfin Bank Limited, where he led the establishment and development of the Business Banking division. His responsibilities there were vast, including building, enhancing and growing transactional banking and products, and achieving sustainable financial performance,” reads the press statement.

“Access Bank is pleased to be a part of Shabalala’s impressive career journey, which includes notable roles such as CEO of TymeBank, where he successfully led the bank’s launch and established it as a disruptive force in the South African banking industry. Under his leadership, TymeBank received accolades for its commitment to financial inclusion and innovative digital banking solutions.”

Mr. Shabalala expressed his excitement about the new role: “I am honoured to join Access Bank, a leading financial institution with a long-standing reputation of excellence and growth. I look forward to working closely with the talented team at Access Bank to further strengthen our position as an organisation that drives economic growth and financial inclusion in Africa.”

The pan African bank adds: “Shabalala will leverage his expertise in strategic planning, risk management, and stakeholder engagement to propel the bank towards maintaining its position of being one of Africa’s fastest-growing and innovative banks.”

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