Sydney Mbhele
Group Chief Marketing & Corporate Affairs Officer, Absa Group

Sydney Mbhele is a Chartered Marketer (SA) with a proven track record in building brands and markets. His experience stretches financial services (banking, insurance and investments), fast-moving consumer goods and telecoms.

He has worked in marketing, communications, sales & corporate affairs and led major brands for organisations that include the likes Unilever (local & global roles in London), SABMiller, Nedbank, Liberty, Cell C and Sanlam.

Sydney is currently the Group Chief Marketing & Corporate Affairs Officer at the Absa Group & board member of the Marketing Association of South Africa.

Sydney is also the Co-founder and Chairman of Mentor a Boy Child @mentoraboychild, a non-profit organisation focussing on helping young boys become better men for society.

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