Rene van Wyk, Independent non-executive director, Barclays Africa

Rene joined the Board as an independent non-executive director in 2017. He has joined the Group Risk and Capital Management Committee, Concentration Risk Committee and the Group Audit and Compliance Committee.

Rene is the former Registrar of Banks and Head of Banking Supervision of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and retired from that position in May 2016. Rene was with the Nedbank Group of companies (from 1993 to 2011), where he occupied various positions, including General Manager: Risk, General Manager: Corporate and International Credit, Executive Director responsible for risk at Nedcor Investment Bank, and CEO of Imperial Bank (a then subsidiary of Nedbank) and Executive Head of Risk. In his earlier years, he joined KPMG as an article clerk and rose to become Partner in the financial services group.

Qualifications: BCom, BCompt (Hons), CA (SA).

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