Basani Maluleke is an executive board member of the African Bank Group and a co-founder of African Century Ventures. Prior to joining the African Bank, she also served as director of Transcend Capital. She has in excess of ten years of financial services experience in the areas of corporate finance with Rand Merchant Bank and private banking as the Head of FNB private clients. She has recently been identified as a potential successor and first black-and-female bank CEO at African Bank.
She is an admitted attorney of the High Court and holds a B. Com and LL. B degrees from the University of Cape Town. Added to these qualifications is an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Basani is the founder of Get me to Graduation NPC, which is a non-profit organisation established to fund the subsistence needs of students in the tertiary education system in South Africa. She is also a trustee of the Click Foundation, a distributor of an online solution for teaching children to read. To add to her already impressive portfolio, Basani is an avid runner with the Comrades under her belt.