Ramos emerges as best-value SA bank boss

Johannesburg – Barclays Africa Chief Executive Officer Maria Ramos, who is steering the lender through an exit by its London-based parent, generated more profit for every unit of pay last year than her South African peers.

Barclays Africa earned R508 ($33) in net income for every rand the Johannesburg-based company paid Ramos in base salary, long-term incentives and bonuses in 2015, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Investec CEO Stephen Koseff, who has been at the helm for 20 years as the longest-serving of the country’s bank bosses, produced the lowest ratio of profit to pay.