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Standard Bank names first black CEO, Sim Tshabalala

By Reuters | Published Wed, September 13th 2017 at 10:24, Updated September 13th 2017 at 10:34 GMT +3
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Standard Bank, Africa's largest bank by assets, has appointed Sim Tshabalala as its first black chief executive after four years of sharing the role, the company said.

South Africa's financial sector, the economy's largest, is often criticised by politicians for a perceived lack of transformation and remains dominated by white executives 23 years after the end of apartheid.

Standard Bank in 2013 appointed Tshabalala and Ben Kruger as joint CEOs after long-time boss Jacko Maree stepped down.

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