Peter Matlare new Barclays Africa deputy CEO
Peter Matlare (pictured) has been appointed deputy CEO of Barclays Africa, effective 1 August 2016.
According to Barclays Africa, David Hodnett will continue in his role as deputy CEO and FD, focusing on the South African banking operations.
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Over the years Matlare, who holds a BSc (Hons) and MA from the Universities of Plymouth and York respectively, has held various senior roles with Vodacom Group Limited, Vodacom South Africa, the SABC, and Primedia Broadcasting & Entertainment. He was CEO of Tiger Brands Limited from 2008 to 2015, leading its failed venture into Nigeria, which cost the group billions.
Matlare has been an independent non-executive director of Barclays Africa Group since December 2011. From 1 August, when he becomes an executive director of the group, he will be responsible for the bank's rest of Africa banking operations.