Unathi Mtya


Job Title: Group CIO

Company: African Bank


Unathi Mtya is the Group Chief Information & Digital Officer at African Bank. She has held the position since December 2022. She is also a member of the Forbes Technology Council. Prior to working at African Bank she was the Chief Technology Officer at Grindrod and the CIO  for the Parliament of South Africa. She began her professional career as a Junior Operations Analyst at FNB SA. She has also held various positions at BCX, S1 Services and SITA SOC. Unathi holds an M.S. in Technology Management from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Geographic Information Systems from the University of Fort Hare.

2022 - Present:      Group Chief Information & Digital Officer, African Bank
2019 - Present:      Member, Forbes Technology Council
2021 - 2022:          Group Chief Information Officer, African Bank
2018 - 2021:          Chief Technology Officer, Grindrod Bank
2016 - 2018:          Chief Information Officer, Parliament of the Republic of South Africa
2007 - 2016:          CIO; HOD; Adv Spec - Network Ops, SITA SOC (Ltd)
2005 - 2006:          Account Manager - S1 Services
2000 - 2005:          Network Engineer; Sales Executive, BCX
1998 - 2000:          Junior Operations Analyst, First National Bank South Africa

2016 - 2018:         Master of Science, Technology Management, Columbia University
2010 - 2010:         Professional Certificate in CIO Practice, University of the Witwatersrand
2008 - 2009:         EDP, SITA, Business Administration and Management, GIBS
1994 - 1998:         Bachelor of Science, University of Fort Hare

About African Bank: African Bank is a leading financial institution in South Africa, offering a wide range of banking and financial products and services to its customers. African Bank strives to empower its customers to achieve their financial goals and aspirations. The bank's commitment to technological advancements and digital transformation enables it to remain at the forefront of the rapidly evolving financial services industry.

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