Dr Kumbirai Mabwe

Department: Accounting, Economics and Finance

Office/Location: 02.41F, Ogmore Building, Cardiff School of Management, Llandaff Campus

Telephone: +44 (0) 2920 417 142

Email: KMabwe@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Staff Overview

Kumbirai Mabwe (Kumbi )  is a Senior Lecturer in Cardiff School of Management at Cardiff Metropolitan University. She has a PhD in Risk Management in Banks from Glasgow Caledonian University. She also has MSc Investment Analysis from the University of Stirling and an Honours Accounting Degree from the University of South Africa. Before joining Cardiff Metropolitan Kumbi worked as a Senior Lecturer at University of South Wales, Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of Fort Hare in South Africa. She has also worked as a market data analyst in HSBC Markets and Pricing Department in Stirling.


Investment Management, International Banking management, performance and regulation

Innovation and Risk Management

Operational risk management in financial services


Bank management and performance

Financial services regulation

Operational risk management and culture in financial services

Entrepreneurship and finance-gender gap.

Higher education

Key Publications

Mabwe, K; Ring, P; Webb, R. (2017), "Operational risk and the three lines of defence in UK financial institutions: Is three really the magic number?", Journal of Operational Risk, Vol.12 (1), pp. 53-69.

Jaffar, K., Mabwe, K., & Webb, R. (2014). Changing Bank Income Structure: Evidence from Large UK Banks? Asian Journal of Finance & Accounting, 6(2), 195-215.

Jaffar, K., Webb, R., & Mabwe, K. (2012). Major British Bank performance over the Business cycle. International Journal of Economic Sciences, I (2), 26–50. 

Mabwe, K., & Webb, R. (2010). A financial ratio analysis of commercial bank performance in South Africa. African Review of Economics and Finance, 2(1), 30-53. 

Other Projects and activities

External Links

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Reviewer: Journal of Operational Risk