Phakamani Hadebe

Phakamani Hadebe



Mr Phakamani Hadebe is a senior corporate executive who has served in senior management positions in both the private and public sectors. Most recently he was Chief executive Officer (CEO) Corporate and investment banking at Barclays Africa where he also led the CIB client strategy for Africa. Prior to that, Mr Hadebe was the CEO of the Land and Agricultural Bank, a state-owned enterprise which he managed to turn around to operate profitably over five years during his tenure. Mr Hadebe spent most of his career in several challenging roles at National Treasury of South Africa. In his role as Head of Assets and Liabilities division within National Treasury, from 2003-2008, he was responsible for government debt management and sovereign risk management and National Treasury’s oversight of all state-owned enterprises.

Recognised as one of South Africa’s prominent managers and business leaders in both the private and public sectors, Mr Hadebe was identified by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as a desirable expert to assist in its role in the determination of fiscal risks vs SOEs, sovereign borrowings vs SOE borrowings, corporate governance of SOEs and turning around SOEs. He continues to visit member-state to display South Africa’s successes, challenges and lessons learned.


Mr Hadebe holds a MA in Economics (UDW), a MA in Rural Development (University of Sussex, England), Executive Leadership Programme (Wharton Business School) and Financial Programming (IMF Institute). He has serves in various committees as a member and Chairman, such as the Bond Exchange of South Africa Committee, Government Guarantee Certificate Committee and the Primary Dealers Association to name a few.