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RiskMinds International
18 - 21 November 2024
InterContinental O2London

Jan Van Zyl
Executive Head of Group Strategic Risk at Nedbank


Jan Van Zyl is a professional in the field of banking, regulation and risk management, serving as the Executive Head of Group Strategic Risk at Nedbank, a Domestic Systemically Important Bank in South Africa.

Professional Experience

In his role at Nedbank, Jan oversees the comprehensive Group Strategic Risk portfolio, which encompasses critical risk domains, including Climate Risk, Cyber Resilience, Data Risk Management, Digital Risk, Risk Strategy & Appetite, Enterprise-wide Risk Management, Risk Reporting, Special Projects, and the Nedbank Risk Business School.

Global Contributions

Jan's expertise extends beyond the borders of South Africa, as he has been entrusted with representing the South African Reserve Bank as a member of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) Working Group on Operational Risk and the BCBS Accounting Experts Group’s Audit sub-group. Jan has further demonstrated his commitment to the industry as an active member and prior director of the world-leading Operational Riskdata eXchange Association (ORX).

Professional Credentials

Jan is a Chartered Accountant by qualification and honed his skills during his tenure at PwC, where he completed his articles. He completed the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership's Prince of Wales’s Business & Sustainability program and the Sustainable Finance program.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel discussion: Re-thinking how we are integrating climate change and sustainability into our risk management frameworks?