Our delegation in Davos
Absa is proud to lend their voice to discussions at the 50th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.
Our delegation will be led by Peter Matlare, Charles Russon and Cheryl Buss, and supported by Temi Ofong, Anand Naidoo and Hasnen Varawalla.
Deputy Chief Executive Absa Group and Chief Executive Absa Regional Operations.
Peter is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Absa Group, and is responsible for the Absa Regional Operations business. He has held this position since 2016.
Prior to joining Absa, he was the Chief Executive Officer of the South African Broadcasting Corporation, Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer of Vodacom South Africa and Executive Director of Commercial at Vodacom South Africa. Before joining Absa, Peter was the Chief Executive Officer of Tiger Brands, the largest food manufacturer in Africa.
Chief Executive: Corporate and Investment Banking
An accountant by training, Charles joined the Group in 2006, after spending time at Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch and KPMG. He is a seasoned executive, having headed up multiple portfolios at Absa before taking up his current role, which he assumed in November 2018.