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Maria Ramos

CEO of ABSA Group


Born 22-02-1959 in Lisbon Portugal

Maria Ramos is the Chief Executive Officer of Absa Group. Ramos has served as Group Chief Executive of Transnet Limited and served as Director-General of the National Treasury. She serves on numerous boards including the World Bank Chief Economist Advisory Panel. Ramos was rated as the world's Ninth most influential businesswoman by Fortune magazine.

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O: (011) 308-2309


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Maria Ramos's Professional details

Current Position(s)

Independent Non-Executive Director | SABMiller Plc
South Africa | 2011 - present

Consumer Goods, Fashion and Retail


Chief Executive Officer | Absa Group Limited
South Africa | 2009 - present

Accounting, Banking and Finance


Previous Position(s)

Independent Non-Executive Director | Remgro Limited
South Africa | 2007 - 2009

Accounting, Banking and Finance


Group Chief Executive Officer | Transnet Limited
Johannesburg | 2004 - 2009

Other


Independent Director | Sanlam Limited
South Africa | 2004 - 2008

Accounting, Banking and Finance


Director-General | National Treasury | Government of South Africa
Pretoria | 1996 - 2003

Government, Public Administration and Defence


Director-General | Finance | Government of South Africa
South Africa | 1996 - 2003

Government, Public Administration and Defence


Research Officer | London School of Economics
South Africa | 1994 - 1995

Academia, Education and Training


Research Officer | Centre for Research into Economics & Finance | London School of Economics and Political Science
1994 - 1995

Lecturer | Economics | University of the Witwatersrand
1991 - 1994

Economist | Department of Economic Planning | African National Congress
South Africa | 1990 - 1994

Government, Public Administration and Defence


Research Associate | Centre for Study of South African Economics & International Finance | London School of Economics and Political Science
1990 - 1994

Project Leader | Inflation Project, ANC | Macro Economic Research Group
1992 - 1993

Lecturer | Economics | University of South Africa
South Africa | 1989 - 1991

Academia, Education and Training


Co-ordinator | Centre for Development Studies | Economic Study Committee
1989 - 1990

Educational history

Tertiary

University of London

Completed 1992

Master of Science

University of the Witwatersrand

1983 - 1987

Bachelor of Commerce

Institute of Bankers in South Africa

South Africa | 1983 - 1983

Bankers Diploma (CAIB)


Achievements

Awards

Outstanding Business woman of the year | African business awards

Ranked as 14th most powerful woman in international business | Fortune Magazine

Ranked ninth most powerful woman in international business | Fortune Magazine

Business Leader of the Year | Sunday Times Business Times | 2005

South Africa's Business Women of the Year | 2001

Nedbank/Old Mutual Budget Competition

Economic Society's Senbank Prize for Honours Dissertation

Barclays Bank Graduate Scholarship

Institute of Bankers Marketing Prize

Santambank Marketing Prize

Ranked the 28th most powerful businesswoman in the world (twice) | Fortune Magazine

British Council Scholarship (Helen Suzman Award) 1991 & 1992

Global Leader for Tomorrow | World Economic Forum


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