Jeanett Modise joins Absa Group


Absa Group has appointed Jeanett Modise as its chief people officer.

Jeanett will be joining Absa Group as its chief people officer. The company says Jeanett is an accomplished human resources (HR) professional with extensive experience at executive level, driving HR strategy, operations, turnaround and digital transformation in local and global organisations

“Jeanett has worked with executive teams and boards for more than 20 years and has held several board positions,” the company said in a statement.

Jeanett has led HR, procurement and facilities management teams and strategic initiatives in fast-changing environments. Her focus has been on culture, change and transformation in dynamic, customer-focused, growth businesses where the attraction, retention, and development of top talent is one of the key business drivers.

Jeanett has served as non-executive director on the boards of various companies for more than 20 years, and was most recently the group HR executive and director on the board of JSE listed Sanlam Limited and Sanlam Life, as well as member of the Social, Ethics and Sustainability Committee.

Absa group chief executive officer Arrie Rautenbach said Jeanett’s and two other executives’ recent appointments are building on the positive momentum that the company achieved through executive committee changes and operating model refinement earlier this year. “The appointments strengthen our leadership team, adding to the bench of skill, experience and diversity appropriate to, and supportive of our ambition to be a leading pan-African bank,” he said.

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