Mizinga, whose appointment is effective from 1 October 2014, is expected to be responsible for the group’s businesses outside of South Africa.
“I am excited that we were able to appoint someone with such breadth of skills and experience into this role. Her appointment will be instrumental in executing our strategy on the continent,” said [DATA BGA:Barclays Africa] group CEO, Maria Ramos.
The global financial services provider also stated that country managing directors of all Barclays Africa’s businesses outside South Africa will report to Mizinga.
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She will then co-ordinate integrated planning and ensure the development of product-led, country-specific strategies, as well as support their execution.
Mizinga will also oversee the development of stakeholder relationships with governments, regulators, the boards and customers in the countries, and will report to David Hodnett, deputy CEO of Barclays Africa group.