Cheryl Buss

Cheryl Buss

CEO, Absa International  

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Cheryl Buss is currently the CEO of Absa International which includes Absa Securities United Kingdom. Among other responsibilities, Cheryl leads the bank’s international operations which ultimately enables a globally scalable business that drives connectivity with corporates and institutional clients through an independent international presence. 

Cheryl joined Absa in 2008 and managed the Global Clients Africa (GCA) business under the One Africa strategy which launched in 2011. One Africa included building the start-up strategy for the business, ensuring successful alignment with Group and designing a new operating model. Since the Barclays Plc announcement in 2016 where it sold its majority shareholding in Barclays Africa, Cheryl has managed the separation of the GCA business which included the strategic build out of the Absa International Coverage business. She has 24 years of multi-disciplinary banking experience across Africa and the United Kingdom. Prior to her joining Absa, Cheryl worked at Standard Chartered where she held various roles.

Cheryl has a passion for African business and the people that are involved in making this a success. Cheryl has a keen interest in the development and motivation of teams and actively contributes to the growth aspirations of individuals within the teams she leads. Cheryl is personally motivated by delivering value propositions that not only solve client needs but enable growth and sustainability for both clients and the continent.

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