Barclays Africa Corporate and Investment Banking Chief Executive Officer, Phakamani Hadebe, has been named South Africa’s Chief Executive Officer of the Decade. The Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP) 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.
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 the transformation of the financial services sector in South Africa, through outstanding leadership and inspiration.
“We are really honoured to have recognised excellence of black professionals in the sector. This is testament to the fact that the country has an abundance of skill and excellence that needs to be recognised, nurtured and harnessed for the betterment of the economy,” said President of ABSIP, Tryphosa Ramano.
Other award winners include:
- Old Mutual as Most Progressive Company in Transformation
- Funeka Montjane as Woman of Significance
- Johannesburg Stock Exchange as Most Gender Empowered Company
- Argon Asset Management as Black Company of Global Significance
- IDF Managers as The Emerging Woman Company of the Year
- Letlhogonolo Motene as Student of the Year
- Kameshni Naidoo as Chief financial Officer of the Year in the Vision 2020 Awards.