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Role Players 2019

Roberta Naicker

Managing Director
The ABN Group

Roberta Naicker (born 1973) is a South African business executive and the Managing Director for Africa Business News. In August 2018 Roberta was awarded The Top Businesswoman of the year Award at the Standard Bank TOP WOMEN Award

The ABN Group for the past 11 years has told the African business story - first. With muchesteemed international brands such as CNBC Africa and Forbes Africa providing a broadcast and print platform respectively, the ABN Group also offers resources to organise world-class events across the African continent, through ABN Event Productions. Through its subbrands, ABN aims to be Africa's leading aggregator and distributor of business and economic news.

Roberta joined the ABN Group in February 2008 as the Head of Finance and served in various key positions prior to being appointed Managing Director. Apart from overseeing the business strategy, Naicker is also responsible for the Group's strategic growth and opportunities across the African continent.

Roberta studied at the University of Durban Westville in the early 90' and has completed the Effective Strategies for Media Companies programme at Harvard Business School, which is a leadership development program.