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Delegate Profile

Mrs Cheryl Buss
Absa Securities UK Ltd
Great Britain
Industry / Sector
Financial Services
Personal Profile
Cheryl Buss is the CEO of Absa International currently based in the United Kingdom. In capacity of CEO, Cheryl leads the banks UK and Europe, US, Middle East Asia and China international focus in addition to her direct responsibility for Absa Securities UK. Through this role Cheryl drives the Absa Group’s International strategy ultimately enabling connectivity with corporates and institutional clients through an independent international presence. Cheryl joined Absa in 2008 and managed the Global Clients Africa (GCA) business under the One Africa strategy which launched in 2011. One Africa included building the start-up strategy for the business, ensuring successful alignment with Group and designing a new operating model. Since the Barclays Plc announcement in 2016 where it sold its majority shareholding in Barclays Africa, Cheryl has successfully managed the separation of the GCA business which included the strategic build out of the Absa International Coverage business. She has 25 years of multi-disciplinary banking experience across Africa and the United Kingdom. Prior to her joining Absa, Cheryl worked at Standard Chartered where she held various roles. Cheryl has a passion for African business and the people that are involved in making this a success. Cheryl has a keen interest in the development and motivation of teams and actively contributes to the growth aspirations of individuals within the teams she leads. Cheryl is personally motivated by delivering value propositions that not only solve client needs but enable growth and sustainability for both clients and the continent.
Company Profile
Absa Group Limited (ABGL; formerly Barclays Africa Group Limited), and originally Amalgamated Banks of South Africa, is a South African-based financial services group, offering personal and business banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management, as well as bank assurance. In September 2018, Absa launched its UK office trading as Absa Securities UK Ltd which brings a thorough understanding of investment flows, market participants, sector trends and regulations everywhere it operates. Headed by Cheryl Buss, Absa Securities UK Ltd gives access to that expertise along with services including: liquidity management, cash management, trade & working capital, risk management, card issuing and acquiring and investment banking