18 November 2013

Barclays Africa Group announces the appointment of Motshabi Mokone as the first Managing Director of Barclays Life Botswana (Pty) Limited with effect from today. This follows the successful repositioning of the business in August as part of Barclays Life as we become the ‘Go-To’ bank in Africa.

Lanz Zulu, Managing Executive Absa Financial Services Africa Holdings, says: “Motshabi is very experienced and is a highly respected leader in Botswana. We are delighted that she has joined Barclays Life and believe that Motshabi will assist us in driving an enriched customer experience through our strong service and product set. Her professional career is largely anchored in the financial services industry spanning, fields such as operational management, risk and compliance and sales management.”

Motshabi was previously Chief Operating Officer and an Executive Director of Alexander Forbes Botswana. She holds a Masters of Science in Strategic Management from the University of Derby in the United Kingdom and a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from the University of Hartford in the United States of America.

Says Zulu: “Motshabi is a skilled strategist with strong credentials and a track record of turning strategic plans into practical solutions through a meticulous performance approach. We are confident that she will make a positive contribution in overseeing our investment, credit life, individual and group life, funeral cover and education products.”