Hamzah Asmall


Job Title: GM: Digitalisation

Company: Al Baraka Bank South Africa


Hamzah Asmall assumed the role of general manager for digitalisation at Al Baraka Bank South Africa in 2022. His primary expertise lies in digitalisation management, encompassing the identification of initiatives aimed at enhancing profitability, efficiency, and effectiveness within the business. He specialises in strategising the roadmap for digitalization initiatives, prioritising projects, evaluating and selecting digital service providers, as well as effectively communicating progress and key performance indicators (KPIs) to stakeholders, including the board of directors and the group.

2022 - Present General Manager: Digitalisation, Al Baraka Bank South Africa
2020 - 2022 Development and Digitalisation Manager, Al Baraka Bank South Africa
2016 - 2020 Information Technology Development Manager, Al Baraka Bank South Africa
2015 - 2016 Technology Architecture Analyst, Accenture Wellington & Wairarapa, New Zealand
2015 - 2015 Enterprise Business Analyst, Accenture
2013 - 2014 Modernisation Strategist, Accenture
2012 - 2013 Business Analyst, Accenture
2010 - 2010 Industrial Engineering Trainee, Aberdare Cables

2023 - 2023 Online Masterclass: Predictive Analytics, GIBS Business School 
2018 - 2018 Design Thinking Fundamentals, Design Thinkers Academy
2007 - 2010 Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.), Industrial Engineering, Durban University of Technology
2004 - 2005 Industrial Engineering, University of KwaZulu-Natal

About Al Baraka Bank South Africa: Al Baraka Bank, registered in South Africa since 1989, pioneered Islamic banking in this country in response to an identified need for a system of banking which adhered to Islamic economic principles. The bank, with its Head Office in Durban and a strategically located national branch network, is South Africa’s only fully-fledged Islamic bank and is a subsidiary of the international Al Baraka Banking Group B.S.C., which has established one of the largest international Islamic banking groups in the world

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