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Nomonde White
Joint Head of Infrastructure Services, Africa Technology at Absa


Nomonde is an accomplished Co-head of Infrastructure Services, one of the largest technology divisions at Absa Group. Previously the Head of Technology for Barclays Africa Regional Management, Nomonde has extensive experience within the tech space, having started her technology career at UCS Solutions and later British American Tobacco before joining the Absa technology division in a senior management capacity.

As the joint head of infrastructure services, with a c.R2billion rand budget to manage, Nomonde is responsible for the technology division’s priority and flagship programmes that are driving the Group’s strategy such as building a digitally-led business as well as some of the key separation programmes from Barclays PLC. This encompasses Networks, End User Experience, Voice Services and Platforms amongst other critical components of the technology division.

Passionate about women in business and working with young talent within Absa Group, Nomonde coaches and mentors young people across different industries to inspire them to pursue careers in technology and engineering. She aspires to see a lot more women and young, intelligent African professionals taking up senior roles in the technology industry. 

Nomonde is married to Muzi and together they have a lovely three year old daughter.  She has earned a BA Law degree from the University of the Witwatersrand and as a seasoned leader, she was a finalist of the 2017 Veuve Clicquot ELLE Boss awards, and was featured in both the Elle and Popular Mechanics Magazines – both prominent publications in South Africa.

Nomonde believes every single leader should think completely differently about how they service their customers, run their businesses and manage and grow their talent. She believes this is important within the context of an ever evolving world, where potentially all companies are becoming technology-driven businesses, where value and competitive edge comes not from their traditional products and services, but from how they use digital innovations to add value to those. 

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Agenda Sessions

  • Moving towards a holistic, customer-centric strategy: different needs for different markets