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African Bank Limited Announces Changes to Board of Directors and Committees

African Bank Appoints New Non executive director
  • African Bank Limited appoints Mr. Dharmalingam as an Independent Non-Executive Director (INED) and Chairman of the Audit and Compliance Committee (ACC).
  • The appointment receives approval from the Prudential Authority (PA), signifying compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • The changes reflect ABL’s commitment to strengthening its leadership team, enhancing corporate governance, and ensuring transparency and regulatory compliance.

African Bank Limited (ABL) has made a significant announcement regarding changes to its Board of Directors and Board Committees. The bank has appointed Mr. Dharmalingam as an Independent Non-Executive Director (INED) and Chairman of the Audit and Compliance Committee (ACC). This development follows the approval received from the Prudential Authority (PA) after the announcement was initially made on March 31, 2023.

The appointment of Mr. Dharmalingam signifies a strategic move by ABL to strengthen its leadership team and improve corporate governance practices. As an INED, Mr. Dharmalingam brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the Board of ABL, further enhancing the bank’s capabilities in managing its operations.

The Audit and Compliance Committee, which will be chaired by Mr. Dharmalingam, plays a crucial role in ensuring transparency, risk management, and regulatory compliance within ABL. His extensive knowledge and background in audit and compliance matters are expected to provide valuable insights and guidance to the committee, fostering a culture of accountability and adherence to regulations.

The Prudential Authority, the regulatory body overseeing South Africa’s financial institutions, has reviewed and approved the appointment of Mr. Dharmalingam in accordance with the provisions of section 60(5) of the Banks Act. This confirmation underscores ABL’s commitment to regulatory compliance and robust governance practices, ensuring that the bank operates within the prescribed frameworks.

ABL’s decision to appoint Mr. Dharmalingam reflects its dedication to ensuring a well-rounded and diverse board composition, which is instrumental in driving the bank’s strategic initiatives and safeguarding the interests of its stakeholders. By incorporating experienced professionals into key positions, ABL aims to foster independent oversight and sound decision-making processes.



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