Dr.Zienzi Dillon

President Marketplace Calling International

Dr Zienzi is the President for Marketplace Calling International (MCI) launched in 2008, with presence in Johannesburg, Cape Town, New York, London, Silicon Valley (California) Harare, Nairobi and Lusaka. MCI is a networking and empowerment platform for Christian business and professional people from different churches. Her passion and mandate is to raise greatness and see purpose driven business people and professionals influence and reign in the marketplace.

She has over 30 years solid banking experience in Africa including international exposure through work attachments at the World Bank Washing DC, Federal Reserve Bank New York, Bank of England and Standard Bank London.
She recently retired Barclays Africa where she was Head of Public Sector/ Director Corporate and Investment Banking ( 30 November 2017) Prior to that she was Managing Executive/ Chief Risk Officer for Services Cluster, Absa Banking Group.

As Head of Public Sector for Barclays Africa she was responsible for developing and implementing the Africa Public Sector strategy for corporate and investment banking including developing innovative financing solutions for National/Local Governments and State Owned Companies.

Zienzi is currently an Audit Committee member for the South Africa (SA)’s Department of Mineral Resources and previously she was Audit Committee chairperson for the SA Department of Public Enterprises’ (for nine years). Audit Committee Chairperson at the Public Service Commission, Chairperson of the Gauteng Provincial Government Cluster Two Audit Committee.

She is a Chartered Certified Accountant UK with an MBA in Finance from Manchester Business School. Further completed a Leadership Development program with Harvard Business School and also Portfolio Management I and II with the New York Institute of Finance. She is also an accredited fellow for the Macro- Economic and Financial Management Institute for East and Southern Africa.