Deon Raju


Job Title: Group FD

Company: Absa


Deon Raju has been the group FD at Absa since 26 April 2024. Before that, he was the group chief risk officer from 1 June 2021. He joined bank in 1999 as a financial manager after completing his BCom honours degree at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

In 2006, he was promoted to the Credit Portfolio manager and, in 2010, he became the Investment Bank treasurer. He was promoted to group treasurer in 2016.

2024 – Present     Group Financial Director, Absa
2021 – 2024          Group Chief Risk Officer, Absa
2016 – 2021          Group Treasurer, Absa
2010 – 2016          Investment Bank Treasurer, Absa
2006 – 2010          Credit Portfolio Management, Absa
1999 – 2006          Finance Manager, Absa

2019 – 2026          Masters of Science, Finance, University of Michigan-Dearborn
2000 – 2000          BCom, Honours, University of KwaZulu-Natal
1996 – 1998          BCom, University of KwaZulu-Natal


About company: Absa Group, commonly known simply as Absa and formerly the Amalgamated Banks of South Africa until 2005 and Barclays Africa Group until 2018, is a multinational banking and financial services conglomerate based in Johannesburg, South Africa and listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

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