ABSA Bank CEO Mizinga Melu clinched the esteemed title of Southern African Development Community (SADC) CEO of the Year at the African Bank 4.0 Awards in Johannesburg.
In a statement issued by Tamara Nyirenda, First Secretary Press and Public Relations at the Zambia High Commission in South Africa, the award, renowned for recognizing visionaries in the Fintech, banking, and financial services sector across the SADC region, acknowledges Ms. Melu’s exceptional leadership and her impact on the diverse SADC region.
Ms. Melu’s triumph was part of a broader celebration of excellence, with Mwangala Muyoyeta of Zambia Industrial Commercial Bank named SADC’s best Chief Information Officer (CIO), and Mukwandi Chibesakunda, CEO of Zambia National Commercial Bank, receiving the Zambia CEO of the Year award.
Emphasizing the importance of women competing at the international level, Ms. Melu expressed hope that her achievement would inspire other women to excel.
Grateful for the regional recognition, she attributed her success to the collective efforts of her colleagues at Absa Zambia and Absa Group.
Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Mazuba Monze, commended Ms. Melu for inspiring the youth in Zambia and described her as a torchbearer for excellence.
Deputy High Commissioner Inonge Mwenya, conveying Monze’s message, extended congratulations and encouraged Ms. Melu to continue being an exemplary figure.
The recognition not only highlights Ms. Melu’s individual success but also underscores the collective achievement of ABSA Bank and Zambia.
Ms. Melu’s accomplishment stands as an inspiration for women and youth, urging them to reach new heights on the international stage.
The Zambia High Commission congratulates Melu on this significant achievement, solidifying her position as a leader of excellence in the financial industry.