Absa appoints Cheryl Buss as CEO of its international operations


Cheryl said this is a pivotal moment in terms of Africa's relationship with the wider globe.

Absa Group has announced the appointment of Cheryl Buss as the new CEO of Absa International. 

Cheryl will be responsible for managing Absa Securities United Kingdom and leading the bank’s international operations. She will be based in London, reporting into Charles Russon, the corporate and investment bank’s CEO. 

About her appointment, Cheryl said: 

"This is a pivotal moment in terms of Africa’s relationship with the wider globe. International organisations are pursuing the exciting economic potential the African continent has to offer, and Absa’s international strategic intent enables our client-led strategy to be a leading and relevant African bank to institutions investing on the Continent.” 

She joined Absa in 2008 and managed the Global Clients Africa business under the One Africa strategy which launched in 2011, as well as its separation from Barclays.

Cheryl has 24 years of multi-disciplinary banking experience across Africa and the United Kingdom. 

Before joining Absa, Cheryl held various roles at Standard Bank

Her appointment follows the group receiving approval to open a representative office in New York. 

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