African Bank appoints Unathi Mtya as Group Chief Information Officer


Unathi Mtya

African Bank named Unathi Mtya as IT director of the group. Unathi joins the Group’s Executive Committee.

Mtya joined African Bank from Grindrod Bank, where she was Chief Technology Officer. She was responsible for effectively managing the bank’s information technology, planning and aligning IT within the company, and managing the transition to new technologies.

She has spent time understanding the biggest technological trends in the banking industry, namely the acceleration of new technologies, the collaboration of banks and fintechs and the growing importance of the customer experience.

Mtya has led multiple portfolios across a wide range of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and has led multidisciplinary technical teams across the ICT spectrum at senior management, senior management and CEO levels. information / technology.

She has held key positions at Business Connexion (BCX), the National Information Technology Agency (SITA) and the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa.

Mtya holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Fort Hare, a Professional Certificate in CIO Practice from WITS University, and a Master of Science in Technology Management from Columbia University in New York. , in the USA.

African Bank CEO Kennedy Bungane said, “Unathi is a technology enthusiast, speaker and member of the Forbes Technology Council. It will provide the skills and expertise required to translate our ongoing digital strategy into value-added experiences for our customers and continue to develop and develop our IT capabilities.

Mtya noted: “I have always been an advocate for ‘value’. My mandate will include reviewing and implementing technology platforms that add value to all of the African Bank’s digital capabilities.

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