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Zarina Bassa

Zarina BassaBAcc, Dip Acc, CA (SA)


Independent non-executive director, Chairman of the YeboYethu Board, member of the Audit and Social and Ethics Committees.


Appointed Chairperson in June 2008.


Zarina is the Executive Chairman of Songhai Capital. She also serves as a non-executive director of Kuma Iron Ore Limited, Vodacom SA, Sun International, Woolworths, Investec, Oceana, Senwes and the FSB. Zarina was previously an executive director at Absa Bank and a member of the Absa Group executive committee, with accountability of Private Banking. Zarina joined Absa in 2002 as Managing Executive of Retail Banking, prior to which she was a partner at Ernst & Young where she spent 17 years across the Durban, United Kingdom and Johannesburg offices. She has also previously chaired the Public Accountants’ and Auditors’ Board and the Auditing Standards Board and has been a member of the Accounting Standards Board, the JSE’s GAAP Monitoring Panel, the board of the SA Institute of Chartered Accountants’ and Vice President of ABASA. Zarina was named Top Women in Business and Government in 2007 and Top Business Personality in Financial Services: Banking in 2008.