18TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

Attendees of the 18th Annual Conference will have access to a wealth of knowledge presented by some of the industry’s leading minds.

Refine your view of the profession and your role within it, by joining your fellow delegates. Learn about the latest industry insights and developments and find out how the Compliance Institute Southern Africa is shaping the future of compliance in Africa.

Michael Judin

Owner of Goldman Judin Inc
With over 48 years of experience in legislative matters, Michael is one of the most formidable authorities in compliance.

He started his career as an articled clerk and rose to become a full partner at his firm in a matter of years. In this time, Michael attained extensive experience in local and international commercial transactions and disputes. He’s a member of the main task committee which wrote South Africa’s Corporate Governance Code and Report and is well recognised in the industry for his notable experience in compliance.

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Michael Meadon

Enterprise Solutions & GRC Market Development Lead: Thomson Reuters
At Thomson Reuters, Michael is responsible for defining and driving business growth and retention for the governance, risk and compliance.

Michael’s focus is on identifying key regional growth opportunities, and on day-to-day oversight of the business performance, as well as strategy conception, monitoring and execution. Working on enterprise solutions business units in sub-Saharan Africa, Michael’s career and expertise resolves around compliance training and oversight in the areas in which he operates.

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Jürgen Krieg

Director / Head of Sales and Channels: FICO TONBELLER
A designated sales expert for high volume packaged and complex software solutions with over 12 years’ experience in Banking IT internationally.

Jürgen started his career in a German savings bank and holds an MBA degree in business administration from the University of Reading (UK). After holding several sales expert positions in the core banking systems, he joined FICO TONBELLER as the Head of Sales and Channels. In this role, Jürgen leads the sales and partner team in solution selling and data centre services, covering Europe, Middle East, and Africa.

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Braam Malherbe

Motivational Speaker
Braam is a highly acclaimed international motivational speaker, TV presenter, no nonsense conservationist, author and education advocate.

His motivational talks inspire people to reach for their potential and be an asset to the world. Braam’s motto is to dream big, plan well and minimise risk. An important tool all organisations need to ensure good compliance.

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Liezl Groenewald

Manager at The Ethics Institute, President of the Business Ethics Network of Africa (BEN-Africa)
A dynamic senior manager with extensive business operations & project management experience within the business ethics area.

After working for SARS and serving as the Integrity Manager, Liezl attained recognition as a competent strategist, renowned for developing innovative plans and activities to facilitate ethics and corporate governance initiatives. Currently busy with a PhD in Applied Ethics, Liezl specialises in corruption prevention and business ethics within the public and private sectors.

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Vani Chetty

Partner: Baker & McKenzie
Vani’s extensive experience in various industries in South Africa makes her an authority in competition law advisory and training services.

After establishing Vani Chetty Competition Law in 2007 - South Africa's first boutique competition law practice, Vani became a partner in Baker McKenzie's Antitrust & Competition Practice Group. She’s received several accolades, including being listed in The International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists and Global Competition Review’s “Top 100 Women in Antitrust”. She’s vastly experienced in financial services, property, construction, steel, insurance, entertainment, petroleum and consumer goods.

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Hubert Krattinger

Compliance and Risk Management: Pythagoras
Hubert has over 25 years of experience as a leading professional in legal, compliance, regulatory and risk management.

Not only is he a regular speaker on risk and compliance topics, he also coaches executives and senior managers. He has both built up and headed different compliance departments in emerging markets, retail, corporate and private banking. His extensive experience in designing and implementing new organisational set-ups, compliance and risk functions as well as the respective tools, makes him profoundly well-informed in the compliance profession.

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Dr Pieter van Zyl

Chief Executive Officer: Demix (Pty) Ltd
Pieter’s extensive career has focused on best practice appraisals and consulting with compliance industry experts to develop CMMI for the compliance field.

After obtaining his PhD in Computer Science Information Security for Open Systems, Pieter program managed Nedbank's software development division to Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Maturity Level 4. Currently, he is the Chief Executive Officer of Demix (Pty) Ltd and works extensively with compliance industry experts to develop a CMMI for compliance.

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Emma Sadleir

Social Media Law Expert
Emma’s experience in print and electronic media law, makes her a legal expert on policies and litigation around defamation, privacy and social media law.

She holds her BA LLB and LLM in Information Technology, Media and Communications Law. After working at Webber Wentzel’s litigation department Emma specialised in social media law, strategies and policies and trained corporates and schools. Emma has been featured on several platforms including TV and radio discussing social media, the law and court proceedings. She is the co-author of two prominent books published in 2014 and 2015.

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Adv. Suzette Olivier

Managing Executive: Guardrisk Group
With over 22 years of managing risk, legal, compliance and governance services in insurance, Suzette has attained crucial expert insight on compliance.

Advancing from her role as the General Manager:  Legal at the South African Insurance Association (SAIA), Suzette now provides trusted and valued services to Guardrisk Group. She focuses on managing the business’ reputation and achieving a balance between risk and reward. She holds a BLC LLB degree, is an alternate Director on the SAIA Board and was awarded the Cover Award for excellence in service to short-term insurance in 2014.

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Juanita Moolman

In-house Counsel: Hollard
Juanita’s expertise in compliance culminates from her extensive experience as a Legal Advisor, FAIS compliance officer and risk management oversight.

Since completing her B.Proc and LLM, Juanita has attained vital insight within compliance predominantly in long- and short-term insurance. Juanita has served as a Partner at Webber Wentzel - Financial Regulatory Practice and now operates as in-house legal counsel at Hollard. She has also co-authored two publications “Principles of Financial Law” and “The Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Guide”.

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Reinette van der Merwe

MD: Barclays Bank of Botswana
Starting off her career in banking, Reinette went on to attain over two decade’s worth of critical experience in compliance and internal audits.

A formidable management leader in audit, risk and control, Reinette has attained regional and international exposure that has led her to her current position as the Managing Director of Barclays Bank of Botswana. Her role entails providing leadership and strategic direction to Retail Banking, Short-term Insurance, Business/Small & Medium Enterprises (SME) and Corporate banking divisions. 

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Mike Stopforth

Founder & CEO: Cerebra
Having attained a wealth of knowledge in industry best practice in the digital arena, Mike is now a renowned presenter, author and digital strategist.

Mike’s specialty in social media, social business consulting, education and implementation for corporate brands led to the founding of Cerebra – his online site. With this platform, Mike constantly engages with various businesses from diverse industries and has become aware of the difficulties and pressures they face with their compliance function in the digital era. This led to him publish the highly sought-after business book - #BrandSchizo, designed to help brands successfully navigate the opportunities and challenges of the social era of business.

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Greg Chamberlin

Business Development: Compliance: LexisNexis
Greg has over 13 years’ experience in developing leading software solutions that assist companies in their compliance function.

Contributing to his success, is Greg’s unparalleled understanding of the pressing business and compliance issues, various industries face. This knowledge has been gained by his exposure to several business processes and technologies, particularly the SAP solutions. Greg’s main focus is on niche areas including risk and compliance and excel based ERP reporting.

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Femi Adebanji

Business Speaker: Femi Speaks
Femi is a sought-after international speaker, who helps organisations transform their service excellence levels and create high-performance business cultures.

With over 15 years of business leadership and customer strategy experience, Femi has consulted on numerous critical business performance improvement initiatives for companies in South Africa and internationally. Through his dynamic and thought-provoking keynote speeches, he helps organisations create environments where they can build market share, improve employee performance and break through to unparalleled levels of service excellence performance.

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