Bajabulile Swazi Tshabalala
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Bajabulile Swazi Tshabalala

Bajabulile Swazi Tshabalala
Chief Finance Officer, African Development Bank Group
South Africa

Bajabulile Swazi Tshabalala is the Vice President for Finance and Chief Finance Officer of the African Development Bank Group.


Ms Tshabalala has almost 3 decades of experience in finance, treasury management and capital market operations. She graduated with a BA in Economics from Lawrence University in the USA in 1989. She obtained a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Wake Forest University, the USA in 1992.


She has previously worked at Old Mutual Employee Benefits, Standard Bank Group and Transnet Limited, South Africa. In 2006, She moved from Transnet to become the Chief Executive Officer of the Industrial Development Group (IDG), where she worked until 2014. The operations of the IDG Group covered petroleum, mineral resources, energy and property.


Since 2015, Ms Tshabalala has been the Executive Director of the Barbican Advisory Group, where she is responsible for financial and engineering consulting, transaction and financial advisory services. She owns her own consulting and advisory company, Kupanua Investments.


Ms Tshabalala has built extensive experience as Non-Executive Director on the Board of Directors of several leading corporations, including MTN, Tiger Brands (SA) and South African Airways, Liberty Group South Africa, Standard Bank Group, STANLIB Asset Management Limited, Transnet Pension Fund and V & A Waterfront Holdings.


She is also the founder and past Deputy President of the Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals of South Africa.


She was listed in the second publication of 100 Most Influential African Women in 2020 by Avance Media.

Credits: afdb