Basani is the former Group Chief Executive Officer of African Bank. She served as an independent non-executive director from July 2015 and joined the executive team as Group Executive Head of Operations in July 2017. Having qualified as an attorney at Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs, she joined FirstRand Bank Limited as a member of RMB corporate finance in 2005. She subsequently joined the FNB Division as the Head of Private Clients in 2011.
Basani 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. She is a member of the Council of Witwatersrand University and a trustee of the Click Foundation, a distributor of an online solution for teaching children to read. Basani is an avid runner with the Comrades under her belt to add to her already impressive portfolio.