Ebrahim Motala is the Head of RMB's Rest of Africa business. His main responsibility is developing and executing on RMB Rest of Africa’s strategy, establishing Corporate and Investment Banking platforms across key markets in Namibia, Nigeria, Botswana, Angola, Kenya, Ghana, Mozambique, Lesotho, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zambia.
Ebrahim holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and is a registered Chartered Accountant (CA)(SA). Prior to his position as the Head of the Rest of Africa business, Ebrahim headed the bank’s Africa and International portfolio for RMB Global Markets in 2012. Before this he successfully ran the FNB Mozambique Treasury and International business divisions in 2010.
Ebrahim is a member of the RMB Management Board and serves on the respective executive committees of the bank. In addition, he currently serves as a board director of: the FNB Namibia, FNB Zambia and First National Bank Ghana subsidiaries and RMB Nigeria.
Ebrahim is passionate about the Africa growth story and the Group’s vision to be the African financial services group of choice. With RMB's people’s specialist skills, innovative and entrepreneurial spirit across the franchises and jurisdictions, he believes RMB can make the most of Africa as an investment destination.
When Ebrahim is not on a plane travelling to an African destination, he enjoys spending time with his family and cycling. Ebrahim is married and has three children who keep him very busy.
"Africa is a space that attracts talented, entrepreneurial and skilled people, looking to grasp the many opportunities and white spaces available in Africa. I am privileged to be working alongside likeminded passionate people who truly believe in driving the success of our Africa growth strategy."