Peter Matlare Bio, Wiki
Peter Matlare is the Absa Group deputy CEO who is being reported to have died of complications related to Covid-19 on Sunday, March 7th. He was a consummate professional and a family man.
Matlare, who was also the CEO of Absa’s regional operations, was appointed in that position in August 2016 and was an executive director on the board. He was also a former CEO of the SABC, chief strategy and business development officer of Vodacom SA and executive director of commercial at Vodacom SA.
Matlare held the position of CEO of Tiger Brands until the end of 2015.
Peter Matlare Death & Cause
He died of complications related to Covid-19 on Sunday, March 7th. “Peter Matlare succumbed to Covid-related complications,” his family confirmed in a statement issued by Absa.
“He was passionate about transforming businesses and believed deeply in the potential of Africa. He also created opportunities for dozens of young managers and professionals to expand their horizons in the businesses he led.
“Family was a cornerstone of Peter’s life. He was a pillar of strength about whom the family coalesced. He used his talent and passion for cooking to regularly gather the family for Sunday lunches, and maintain deep connections in the family.
“His support for family, friends, and colleagues has left a lasting legacy. May his soul rest in peace.”
Sudden by the passing of Peter Matlare, such an amazing humble human being not so long ago he introduced me to his wife and 2 daughters. One of the best black CEO’s SA has ever had. May his soul Rest In Peace, Iinga Gubeka wrote in a tribute.
Sudden by the passing of Peter Matlare, such amazing humble human being not so long ago he introduced me to his wife and 2 daughters. One of the best black CEO’s SA has ever had. May his soul Rest In Peace 💔💔 pic.twitter.com/coFXYS6AAw
— INGA GUBEKA (@ingagubeka) March 7, 2021
The 4 bosses who recognised something “special” in me, were Peter Matlare, Phil Molefe, Snuki Zikalala and @mthombothi these are the men who opened doors for me and gave me a shot as a news anchor @SABCNews. Ngi nje nje yibo. Thank you gentlemen. Farewell Peter Matlare RIP 🕊🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/HFZ96N0hOP
— Lerato Mbele (@mbele_lnb) March 7, 2021