Sazini Mojapelo

Sazini Mojapelo
Sazini Mojapelo is the Managing Executive responsible for Corporate Citizenship and Community Investments at Absa Group Limited, she is a trisector leader with expertise in business development and strategic development plans. She is a Harvard Business School graduate. Her expertise lies in the development and execution of strategic plans linked to creating shared value, enterprise development, sustainability, impact investments and financial inclusion.

Sazini is responsible for the conceptualization, development and driving the Role in society strategy “Playing a shaping role in Africa’s growth and sustainability”. The strategy is founded on the principles of creating shared value, ensuring that the social agenda for the bank is central to the business strategy.

Sazini is a strategist and development specialist by training, holding a double major degree in Sociology and Industrial Psychology as well as having obtained a Master’s Degree in Development Studies from the University of Cape Town.

Prior to joining Absa Group she was the CEO and co-founder of Hand in Hand Southern Africa, an NGO with the focus on micro and small business development in peri urban and rural areas with a special focus on youth and women. When she left she had empowered over 100,000 women and youth in Swaziland, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Lesotho.

She has over 18 years’ experience, working in government, civil society including corporate and private sector. She has the ability to pioneer innovative approaches to tackling socio economic business challenges enabling customer growth and critical stakeholder buy in.

Sazini is passionate about making an impact in people’s lives through her work. She is a sought after leader, speaker and social entrepreneur with a proven track record in conceptualizing, developing and implementing innovative programmes to tackle business and social problems.
 

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