African Bank has appointed Unathi Mtya as group CIO and as a member of the Group Executive Committee.

Mtya joins African Bank from Grindrod Bank, where she was the chief technology officer. She has led several portfolios across a wide spectrum of information communication technology (ICT) technical and has led multi-disciplinary technical teams across the ICT spectrum at senior management, general management and chief information/technology levels. She has held key positions at Business Connexion (BCX), State Information Technology Agency (SITA) and the Republic of South Africa Parliament.

Mtya holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Fort Hare, a Professional Certificate in CIO Practise from WITS University and a Master of Science in Technology Management from Columbia University in New York, US.

Kennedy Bungane, CEO of African Bank, says: “Unathi is a tech enthusiast, a speaker as well as a member of the Forbes Technology Council. She will provide the required skill and expertise to translate our ongoing digital strategy into value-add experiences for our customers and continue to build and expand on our IT capabilities.”

Mtya comments: “I have always been an advocate of ‘value’. My remit will include the consideration and implementation of technology platforms that provide value across all digital capabilities of African Bank.”