Vimal Kumar

Chief Executive: Retail & Business Banking, Digital and Customer Experience | Absa Regional Operations

Vimal is the Chief Executive of Retail and Business Banking; Digital and Customer Experience (RBB, Digital &CX) for Absa Regional Operations, at Absa Group Limited overseeing RBB franchises across nine markets: Zambia, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, Tanzania, Mauritius and the Seychelles.

Vimal joined the Group as Head of Lending in 2011 based in Dubai, providing strategic leadership achieving profitable growth in the Consumer Lending and Credit Card businesses. Additionally, he was instrumental in the expansion into new segments and markets for the business

Vimal has over 26 years of experience in Business Banking, Credit Cards, Consumer Loans, Retail Liabilities and Wealth Management and has worked with leading banks including Standard Chartered, ANZ Bank, ABN AMRO in Asia, Middle East and Africa.

He has served as an Advisor on the CEMEA board for VISA, the International Advisory Board of UnionPay International and member of the APMEA Chip Sub Committee of MasterCard International. He speaks on Consumer Banking and Payment for global organisations such as the Lafferty Group, Fleming Group and European Financial Management & Marketing (EFMA).

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