Executive Committee


Maria Ramos

Maria is the Chief Executive and joined the Board as an executive director in 2009. She is a member of the Group Risk and Capital Management, Credit Concentration Risk, Social and Ethics, Information Technology, Models, and Separation Oversight Committees.

Maria was previously the Director General of the National Treasury and in January 2004, she was appointed as the group chief executive of Transnet Limited. Maria joined Absa as Group Chief Executive in March 2009.

Maria is a non-executive director of Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA. She is also a member of the International Business Council Executive Committee; Business Leadership South Africa and the Banking Association of South Africa.

Qualifications: Institute of Bankers’ Diploma (CAIB); BCom (Hons); MSc (Economics).