Gcobisa Ntshona


Job Title: Group Chief People Officer

Company: African Bank


Gcobisa Ntshona is the Group Chief People Officer at African Bank, a position she took up in May 2023. 

She has a proven track record of delivering business results through her strategic focus on value creation. She is a passionate and engaging leader with the ability to balance both strategic and tactical people management aspects. She has worked with different business executives across various sectors in South Africa and abroad. Prior to her current role, Gcobisa spent three years as an HR business partner and eight years in various roles at Shell South Africa. She has an MBA from Henley Business School and BA Honours in Industrial Relations and HR from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.


2023 - Present    Group Chief People Officer at African Bank
2018 - 2023         HR Director, Lexis Nexis 
2015 - 2018          HR Business Partner, Barclays Africa Group
2013 - 2015          HR Manager, Shell South Africa
2012 - 2013          HR Analyst, Shell South Africa
2010 - 2011           L&D Generalist, Shell South Africa

2017 - 2019           MBA, , Henley Business School 
2018 - 2018          Certificate, Board Development Series, GIBS
2013 - 2013           Management Advanced Programme, University of the Witwatersrand
2008 - 2008          BA (Hons), Industrial Relations and HR, Nelson Mandela Metroplitan University 
2005 - 2007:         BA, HR Management, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University 

About African Bank: African Bank Limited, is a retail bank in South Africa, that offers financial products and services. The Bank is licensed as a "locally controlled bank" by the South African Reserve Bank.


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