ON THE MONEY
Scars of Absa remaking contributed to Daniel Mminele’s surprise exit
CEO’s office had been a kind of presidency for a decade and a half, not fully engaged in the bank’s details
In Absa’s short life it has had to remake itself more times than any company would want. Barely older than South Africa’s democracy and forged through combinations and compromises that echo the politics that played out around it, its search for a robust strategy seems never to be over. It is the youngest of our big banks but has arguably faced more overhauls than those multiples its age. The scars are evident and contributed to the surprise exit last week of its new CEO, Daniel Mminele...