Deloitte Risk Conference 2017

Risk as a value creator, Tuesday, 3 October

We are living in turbulent times. Developed markets are struggling to find a robust growth model, whilst in Africa growth is subdued. The South African economy is mired in political disarray, policy drift and a lack growth. Risk is dominating every aspect of our thinking and has become increasingly critical in informing our decisions.

Deloitte Risk conference will unpack the strategies that need to be considered, designed and implemented for companies to be successful despite the current headwinds. We can look at Risk as an inhibitor to growth or as a way to create value and gain competitive advantage. Risk as a value creator has to be embedded within strategic decisions and global considerations.

Event Details


Tuesday, 3 October 2017



07h30 for 08h00 – 13h30



Deloitte Offices, Building 33, Woodlands Office Park, Sandton.



R1200 per person



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Tel: (0) 11 202 7434


Trevor Manuel

Chairman: Old Mutual

Trevor Manuel served as a Cabinet Minister from 1994 to 2014 under the first four Presidents of democratic South Africa: Mandela, Mbeki, Motlanthe and Zuma. He was first appointed to Cabinet as Minister of Trade and Industry in May 1994. In April 1996, he became Finance Minister, steering the South African economy for 13 years. During his last term in office, he served as Minister in the Presidency responsible for the National Planning Commission.

Nhlanhla Nene

Resident Advisor: Thebe Investment Corporation

Mr Nene was Deputy Minister of Finance of the Republic of South Africa from 5 November 2008 and was re-appointed to the position from 11 May 2009 to 25 May 2014. Mr Nhlanhla Nene served as the Minister of Finance of the Republic of South Africa from 26 May 2014 until 09 December 2015. Mr Nene worked as a regional administrative manager for the Metropolitan Life insurance for 15 years. He has also been co-chairperson of the Joint Budget Committee, chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Finance and was a member of the local organising for the FIFA 2010 world cup.

Justice Malala

SA political commentator: presenter and author

Justice Malala is a political commentator and newspaper columnist. Malala writes regular weekly columns for The Times newspaper and the Financial Mail magazine. He is the resident political analyst for and eNews Channel Africa. He also presents a weekly political talk show, The Justice Factor. Malala is a regular contributor to the Guardian in London and his work has been published internationally in newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Telegraph, The Independent, Forbes, Institutional Investor, The Age, The Observer and the Toronto Globe and Mail. He has also contributed to BBC Online and Deutsche Welle. Malala is also author of “We have now begun our descent” - published late 2015. 

Toby Shapshak

Columnist for Forbes and Financial Mail, Editor-in-Chief, Publisher of “Stuff” Magazine

Toby is the editor-in-chief and publisher of Stuff magazine; is a contributor to Forbes and writes a weekly column for the Financial Mail. He has been co-hosting a weekly TV show on CNBC Africa for the past two years. He has been the Mail & Guardian's technology and sports editor, ran the M&G website when it was the first news site in Africa, shadowed Nelson Mandela when he was president, and covered the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Formerly a senior newspaper reporter covering everything from crime to politics, he has been writing about innovation, telecoms and the internet and the impact it has on our lives for more than 18 years.

Dr Azar Jammine

Director and Chief Economist: Econometrix

Dr Azar Jammine is Director and Chief Economist of Econometrix (Pty) Ltd, South Africa's leading independent economic research consultancy and forecasting company, established in 1982. He has established a significant profile in South Africa as an analyst and commentator on domestic and international economic affairs.

Ann Bernstein

Executive Director: CDE - Centre for Development and Enterprise

Ann Berstein heads the Centre for Development and Enterprise, South Africa. An independent think tank, CDE is South Africa’s leading development policy centre with a special focus on growth, unemployment, education and the role of business.

Professor Sebastiaan von Solmes

Director of the Centre: Cyber Security University of Johannesburg 

Prof SH von Solms is a Research Professor in the Academy for Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Johannesburg in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is also the Director of the Centre for Cyber Security at the University of Johannesburg as well as an Associate Director of the Global Cybersecurity Capacity Centre of the University of Oxford in the UK.

Lesiba Mothata

Executive Chief Economist: Alexander Forbes Investments

Lesiba recently joined Alexander Forbes Investments exco in 2017 where he provides context on the market and economic conditions, especially relating to South Africa and emerging markets.

In 2013 he joined Alexander Forbes as Head of Market and Economic Research. Prior to that, he was a risk specialist at the South African Reserve Bank, responsible for the strategic asset allocation of the foreign-exchange reserve portfolio.

Graham Blain

Head of Risk, Governance and Compliance for Standard Bank Group IT

IT Security forms part of Graham’s portfolio. He has held this role since November 2015. He is a member of the Group IT Executive Committee and participates in a range of governance, security, risk, regulatory and compliance forums within the group and in related industry forums. In the area of IT Advisory, he advised a range of clients, principally in the financial services sector, on IT governance, risk management, ERP implementations, project and programme risk, information security and audit.

Sean Duffy

Executive Security Solutions MEA: Dimension Data

Sean is the Executive for Cybersecurity of Dimension Data Middle East & Africa. He is a 16-year veteran of the ICT industry. Sean is responsible for the development and execution of the MEA Security strategy aligned to client business goals and objectives. His focus is driving the role of Security as an enabler of innovation and business outcomes.

Nic Swingler

Head of Financial Crime: Barclays Africa Group Limited (BAGL)

Nic Swingler is responsible for the implementation and delivery of an effective Financial Crime risk management strategy and policy framework. Prior to this, Nic held various roles within Product Control and was the Chief Operating Officer for Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) since joining BAGL in 2007. He is a seasoned banker with 20 years of experience in financial services and spent 11 years in London, 7 of which were at JP Morgan.

Lwazi Bam

Chief Executive Officer: Deloitte Africa

Lwazi is a member of the Deloitte Global Executive and previously served on the Deloitte Global Board’s Risk and Strategy Review Committees respectively.
Lwazi is a Past-President of the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants in Southern Africa (“ABASA”) and the past Chairman of the Johannesburg branch of ABASA. He is the current Chairman of the African Children’s Feeding Scheme (“ACFS”), as well as Vice Chairman of the SAICA Board. He is a strong champion of the Africa story and is intimately involved in the execution of Deloitte’s strategy for Africa. He is a passionate believer in purpose driven leadership.

Navin Sing

Managing Director: Deloitte Risk Advisory Africa

Navin is the Managing Director for Risk Advisory Africa. Navin is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner. He has managed many large assignments (locally and internationally), gaining diverse experience by being directly involved in assignments or through project management. Navin has more than 20 years’ experience in internal audit, corporate governance and risk management, fraud risk management and forensic and dispute services.

Dr Martyn Davies

Managing Director: Emerging Markets & Africa at Deloitte Africa

Martyn Davies leads the Africa firm’s Africa, China and Japan Services Group. Over his career, he has been an advisor to a large array of multinational firms on their market entry & engagement strategies in Africa. He has previously been ranked the # 1 analyst in South Africa in the “Other African Economies & Markets” category as awarded by the Financial Mail. He is a Senior Fellow at the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth. Martyn is a member of MasterCard’s MENA & Africa Knowledge Fora providing strategic advice to the management of MasterCard in the Middle East & African regions. He has previously been on the faculty at Stellenbosch University and the University of Pretoria. He is a Visiting Professor at IE Business School, Madrid, Spain.

Anthony Smith

Director: Deloitte Risk Advisory Africa

Anthony is a Partner in the Risk Advisory practice in Deloitte South Africa focusing on regulatory risk and financial crime compliance (including anti-money laundering, know-your-customer and sanctions).
Anthony has over 20 years’ experience in financial services and was formerly the Executive Head of Compliance and Regulatory Relations for Barclays Africa Group Limited (including Absa). In his time at Barclays Africa Anthony was, over and above his greater compliance related responsibilities, accountable for financial crime compliance across all of Barclays entities in Africa. He was responsible for a combined staff complement of c.450 individuals in the Compliance and Financial Crime teams. He was also responsible for the pan-Africa financial crime change and remediation programme.

Derek Schraader

Director: Deloitte Risk Advisory Africa

Derek predominantly focuses on Security Management, Cyber Security, Information Protection, Identity and Access Management, Vulnerability Management, Application Integrity, Business Resilience and Resiliency, Disaster Risk Management,He has 18 years’ experience in Cyber Security and Data Analytics and significant experience in the Financial Services Industry, however his client experience spans across Public Sector, Energy and Resources and Consumer Business.

Ian Stewart

Partner and Chief Economist: Deloitte UK

Ian Stewart advises clients on macroeconomics and financial markets developments. Ian devised and runs Deloitte's quarterly survey of Chief Financial Officers. Before joining Deloitte Ian spent 12 years as Chief Economist for Europe at the US investment bank, Merrill Lynch in London. He previously worked as Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for Social Security, the Rt Hon Tony Newton, as Head of Economics in the Conservative Party’s Research Department and as an economist with the Confederation of British Industry in London.

Gina Schoeman

Citibank, South Africa Economist, Director

Gina Schoeman is the South Africa economist for the Citibank Global Economics team, based in the Johannesburg office, after starting with Citigroup in London in October 2012. Before this, Gina worked at Barclays Capital as Lead Economist on South Africa. Gina has been consistently ranked in the top 5 of the Financial Mail local analyst rankings for domestic economics, and recently took #2 position. Gina has consistently ranked #1 in the European Eleonora Fixed Income Survey. She also recently received the #1 position in the International Focus Economics forecast award for forecasting the South Africa economy.


Welcome and introduction

Lwazi Bam, Chief Executive Officer: Deloitte Africa


Keynote: How do we manage risk?

Trevor Manuel, Chairman, Old Mutual


Risk and Volatility – the corporate perspective

Ian Stewart, Chief Economist, Deloitte UK


Panel discussion:
The global political economy
– what are the implications for business?

Lesiba Mothata, Executive Chief Economist, Alexander Forbes Investments
Nhlanhla Nene, Interim Head of School, Wits Business School
Ian Stewart, Chief Economist, Deloitte UK, Gina Schoeman, South Africa Economist, Citibank


Tea break


Securing your business against cyber risk – how big is the threat?

Sean Duffy, Executive: Security Solutions MEA, Dimension Data
Toby Shapshak, Columnist for Forbes, Editor-in-Chief, Publisher of “Stuff” Magazine
Professor Sebastiaan von Solmes, Director of the Centre for Cyber Security, University of Johannesburg


Understanding the cost of regulatory compliance

Nicholas Swingler, Head of Risk and Compliance, Barclays Africa
Dr Azar Jammine, Director and Chief Economist, Econometrix
Ann Bernstein, Executive Director, Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE)
Anthony Smith, Partner in the Risk Advisory practice in Deloitte South Africa focusing on regulatory risk and financial crime compliance


An insight and an idea:
Who is SA’s next president

Justice Malala, Political Analyst


Summary and close

Navin Sing, Managing Director for Risk in Africa, Deloitte

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