Maria Ramos

Group Chief Executive Officer at FIS Business Integration (UK) Ltd.

Maria Ramos

Maria Ramos

Group Chief Executive Officer at FIS Business Integration (UK) Ltd.

Overview
Career Highlights

FIS Business Integration (UK) Ltd.
Absa Group Ltd.
ABSA Bank Ltd.

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3347

Primary Location

Johannesburg, EC, South Africa

Number of Boards

17

Birthday

1960 - Lisbon, LE, Portugal

Age

60

Number of Awards

9

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Founder at Peotona Group Holdings Pty Ltd.

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Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director at Absa Group Ltd.

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Group Finance Director & Executive Director at ABSA Bank Ltd.

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Group Chief Risk Officer at Standard Bank Group Ltd.

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Chief Executive Officer at Imperial Bank Ltd.

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Financial Controller & Co-Head, Finance at Barclays Bank Plc

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Chief Executive Officer at Saeed & Mohammad Al Naboodah Holding Co. LLC

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Director at The Ethics Institute of South Africa

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Former President at The Commonwealth Lawyers Association Ltd.

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Chief Operating Officer at Absa Group Ltd.

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Special Envoy at African Union

Education
MSc in Economics
Class of 1992

The University of London is a collegiate research university located in London, England, consisting of 18 constituent colleges, 10 research institutes and a number of central bodies. The nine largest institutions of the federal university, usually termed the colleges, are Birkbeck, Goldsmiths, King's College London, the London Business School, Queen Mary, Royal Holloway, SOAS, LSE and UCL. Formerly a constituent college, Imperial College London left the University of London in 2007.

Memberships
Member
2017 - Current
Member
Current

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Member
Current

The Institute of International Finance, Inc. operates as a financial institute. The company's members include commercial and investment banks, insurance companies, and investment management firms. It provides stocks, bonds, mutual & financial funds, and other investments services. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
2009 - 2019

Absa Group Limited (Absa or the Group), listed on the JSE Limited is one of South Africa's largest financial services groups. Absa is a subsidiary of Barclays Bank PLC (Barclays), which owns 55,5%. We offer a complete range of retail, business, corporate and investment banking, insurance and wealth management products and services. The Group's business is conducted primarily in South Africa. It also has equity holdings in banks in Mozambique and Tanzania, representative offices in Namibia and Nigeria and bancassurance operations in Botswana and Mozambique. At 31 December 2012, the Group had 718,2 million shares in issue and a market capitalisation of R117,79 billion. The Group had assets of R807,9 billion, 10,9 million customers, 9 929 automated teller machines and 33 717 permanent employees. Barclays is a major global financial services provider engaged in retail and commercial banking, credit cards, investment banking, wealth management and investment management services with an extensive international presence in Europe, the USA, Africa and Asia

Chief Executive Officer
2009 - 2019

ABSA Bank Ltd. engages in the provision of retail, business, corporate, investment banking, and wealth management products and services. It operates through the following segments: Retail and Business Banking (RBB) South Africa; Corporate and Investment Banking South Africa (CIB South Africa); Head Office, Treasury, and Other Operations in South Africa; and Barclay's Separation Effects. The RBB South Africa segment offers retail and business banking products. The CIB South Africa segment includes corporate and investment banking solutions, such as cash management, payments, and liquidity products. The Head Office, Treasury, and Other Operations in South Africa segment refers to the non-banking activities and includes investment income earned by the bank. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Chief Executive, Barclays Africa Group
Prior

Barclays Plc operates as a bank holding company that engages in the business of providing retail banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking and wealth management services. The company operates through two divisions: Barclays UK and Barclays International. The Barclays UK division comprises the U.K. retail banking operations, U.K. consumer credit card business, U.K. wealth management business and corporate banking for smaller businesses. The Barclays International division comprises the corporate banking franchise, the investment bank, the U.S. and international cards business and international wealth management. Barclays was founded on July 20, 1896 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Boards & Committees
Independent Director
2019 - Current

The Saudi British Bank SABB is an Associated Company of the HSBC Group, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations with over 10,000 offices in 83 countries and territories across Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa. This association means that SABB customers not only have access to our own market-leading services and customer care, but can also tap into the HSBC Group’s global network, resources, skills, specialist knowledge and expertise

Independent Non-Executive Director
2019 - Current

AngloGold Ashanti, one of the world’s foremost gold exploration, mining and marketing companies, holds a portfolio of operations and projects on four continents, and has a worldwide exploration programme. We work across the full spectrum of the mining value chain, and are concerned with the impact of our activities on the diverse communities and environments in which we operate. Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, AngloGold Ashanti has 21 operations in 10 countries. Major development projects are Tropicana located in Australia, Kibali in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and La Colosa in Colombia. Our extensive brownfield, greenfield and marine exploration programmes extend to 12 countries, in both established and new gold-producing regions through managed and nonmanaged joint ventures, strategic alliances and wholly owned ground holdings. We have an interest in Rand Refinery in South Africa, and own and operate the Queiroz refinery in Brazil. The group is managed according to four geographic regions, namely: South Africa, which comprises two mining areas and associated infrastructure – namely West Wits and Vaal River, which together comprise six deep-level mining operations and surface operations. In July 2012, AngloGold Ashanti concluded the acquisition of First Uranium (Pty) Limited, the owner of Mine Waste Solutions, which operates in the Vaal River area of South Africa. Continental Africa, which comprises the operations in Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Namibia and Tanzania, as well as projects in the DRC. Americas, comprising operations in Argentina, Brazil and the USA, as well as projects in Colombia. AngloGold Ashanti concluded the acquisition of the remaining 50% interest in Serra Grande in Brazil during the year. Australasia, which currently focuses on a mine and a project in Australia.

Non-Executive Director
2011 - Current

Compagnie Financière Richemont SA engages in the design, manufacture, and distribution of luxury goods. It operates through the following segments: Jewellery Maisons, Specialist Watchmakers, Online Distributors, and Other. The Jewellery Maisons segment produces jewellery products which include Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels. The Specialist Watchmakers segment offers precision timepieces, which comprises Piaget, A. Lange & Sohne, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Vacheron Constantin, Officine Panerai, IWC Schaffhausen, Baume & Mercier, and Roger Dubuis. The online Distributors segment relates to online sale of luxury goods through YNAP and Watchfinder. The Other segment includes Montblanc, Alfred Dunhill, Chloé, Peter Millar, Azzedine Alaia, investment property companies, and other manufacturing entities. The company was founded by Johann P. Rupert in September 1988 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Switzerland.

Member-International Business Council
Current

The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

Member, Global Board of Advisors
Current

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Member, Executive Committee
Current
Public Holdings
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Awards & Honors
Rank #11
2012
Fortune Magazine - 50 Most Powerful Women in Business: The Global 50
2012
Arise Magazine - Top 100 Women
Rank #93
2011
Forbes Magazine - 100 Most Powerful Women
Events
Speaker
Davos, Switzerland
2012 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

A record 2,600 business, government and civil society leaders – including nearly 40 heads of state or government – participated in the 42nd World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, which took place under the theme The Great Transformation: Shaping New Models. The record participation indicated the international community’s level of concern for the world today, as one crisis after another emerges. It also underscored the commitment of the Forum’s Members, Partners and communities to improving the state of the world.

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