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  • Title
    Group CEO
  • Company
    Barclays Africa
  • Country
    South Africa
  • Age
    58

Barclays Africa is a very different bank than it was when Ramos took the reins there in 2009. In her eight years at the firm, the Portuguese-South African economist has skillfully led the company’s transformation, completed earlier this year, from Barclays subsidiary to standalone entity with 11.8 million customers and a presence in 12 countries. Though recession in South Africa has tested the bank locally, it added 2.5 million customers and now counts on foreign markets for nearly a quarter of its revenue. Ramos, the only woman to helm one of the 40 largest companies on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, earlier this summer joined the prestigious Group of 30,a select body of economists that includes Ben Bernanke and Bank of England Governor Mark Carney,where she is also the only woman.

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Personal Information

Country
South Africa
Previous Rank
20
Newcomer?
no

Company Financials

2016 Profits
1028.2
2016 Revenues
8108.8
Market Value (as of 9/7/17)
9375