B Comm., BCTA , IEDP (Duke Corporate)
Phakama has over 15 years of banking experience, where she has been exposed to all the industry segments. She exited the banking industry as a Principal at Barclays Africa where she held the role of Head: Construction & Construction Related in the Corporate & Investment Banking Division.
Prior to joining Barclays, she held roles at Standard Bank Group, Investment Solutions ;the Alexander Forbes Multi Asset Manager; and at Nedbank Corporate as a Senior Manager responsible for business development and origination in multiple sectors including but not limited to state - owned companies, BEE investment holding companies, Real Estate Investment Trusts and the gaming and hospitality sectors.
Phakama graduated at Rhodes University in 2002 with a Bachelor in Commerce in Accounting and Economics. She then further completed a Bridging Certificate in Theory of Accounting at RAU in 2005. She also holds an International Executive Development Program certificate from Duke Corporate (Duke University affiliate). She is an independent non-executive director on the Stor-Age Property REIT Limited board of directors, a JSE Listed REIT.