– SOUTH AFRICA / UK – The Boards of Investec Plc and Investec Limited are pleased to announce the appointment of Zarina Bassa CA (SA) as non-executive director of the Boards, with effect from 01 November 2014.   

Zarina is the executive chairman of Songhai Capital. A former partner of Ernst & Young Inc., she joined the ABSA Group in 2002 and was an executive director and a member of the bank’s executive committee, with accountability for private banking. Zarina is a non-executive director of Kumba Iron Ore, Vodacom South Africa, Yebo Yethu, Sun International, Oceana Group, Senwes and Woolworths Holdings and is also a member of the Financial Services Board. She has also previously chaired the Public Accountants’ and Auditors’ Board and the Auditing Standards Board and has been a member of the JSE GAAP Monitoring Panel.

About Investec

Investec is an international specialist bank and asset manager that provides a diverse range of financial products and services to a niche client base in three principal markets, the United Kingdom, South Africa and Australia as well as certain other countries. The group was established in 1974 and currently has approximately 8300 employees.

Investec focuses on delivering distinctive profitable solutions for its clients in three core areas of activity namely, Asset Management, Wealth & Investment and Specialist Banking.

In July 2002 the Investec group implemented a dual listed company structure with listings on the London and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges. The combined group’s current market capitalisation is approximately GBP4.7bn

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