Nanga Maponya earns highest global banking qualification
Nangamso Maponya has become one of only a handful of South Africans who has qualified as a Chartered Banker, after achieving the highest specialist banking qualification available.
Nanga, who currently works as a Senior Investment Banking and Project Finance Professional at the Development Bank of Southern Africa, earned a Chartered Banking MBA from the Bangor Business School in Wales in the United Kingdom.
A Charter Banking MBA - globally recognised as a prestigious and career-defining achievement - is currently only available internationally.
Nanga started her career at the Public Investment Corporation in 2005 and has been with DBSA since 2010.
She has participated in a South Africa-France government exchange programme involving exposure of South African young professionals in different sectors, and in 2016, she represented DBSA in the Women in Transport Awards, where DBSA was recognised as the Best Performing Organisation in Transport, due to its contribution in the transport sector and for the support and development of women professionals in the sector.
At DBSA, Nanga has executed project and structured finance based transactions as well as portfolio monitoring of deals for Transport, ICT, Oil & Gas, Student Accommodation and the maritime sectors, including Private Equity.
She is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Gauteng Partnership Fund (GPF), a member of its Fund Raising Committee and chair of the GPF’s Audit and Risk Committee. She is also an independent Investment Committee Chairperson of Sizwe Medical Fund.
The Chartered Banker MBA is a leading and ground-breaking qualification which allows individuals to gain a top MBA in Banking as well as the Chartered Banker status. The qualification is awarded by the Chartered Institute of Bankers Scotland (CIOBS), UK.
It is the highest award available to bankers that is offered exclusively by Bangor Business School in the UK. This qualification is a unique and innovative dual accreditation and the only qualification in the UK and globally which allows students to gain an MBA as well as Chartered Banker status.
In addition to her Chartered Banking MBA, Nanga holds a Master’s Degree in Finance and Investments from the London School of Business and Finance and an MSc in Finance from the Geneva Business School.
As part of her Master’s degree, Nanga completed a primary research project on the Bus Rapid Transport Efficiencies, using Johannesburg’s Rea Vaya BRT as a case study. Her research has helped to shape the DBSA transport sector strategic direction.