Fred Swanepoel


Job Title: CIO

Company: Nedbank


Fred Swanepoel has more than 30 years of experience in finance, banking and information technology. In 1996 Fred joined Nedbank to run the regional operations in the Western Cape. In 2000 he brought his operational experience into the group’s technology arena and was appointed Nedbank Group CIO in November 2008. Before he joined Nedbank Fred held several high-level positions in the technology environment, including divisional director for finance, risk and compliance, projects and programme management, and head of group software services. In 2020 Fred was recognised as Chief Information Officer of the Year by the International Business Magazine, the Africa Tech Week and the Global Banking & Finance Awards. He has an MBA from Wits University and a BCom Honours from Stellenbosch University.

2008 - Present     CIO, Nedbank
2008 - 2008          Divisional Director Software Services, Nedbank
2005 - 2007          Divisional Director Project and Programme Management, Nedbank
1988 - 1996          General Manager, Business Partners

2007 - 2007          AMP, Harvard Business School
2001 - 2001          SEPSA, Harvard Business School
1992 - 1995          MBA, Wits University
1983 - 1986          BCom. Honours, Stellenbosch University

About Nedbank: Nedbank Group is one of South Africa’s four largest banks, with Nedbank Ltd as their principal banking subsidiary. Their ordinary shares have been listed on JSE Ltd since 1969 and on the Namibian Stock Exchange since 2007. They are a JSE Top 40 company with a market capitalisation of R93 billion as at 31 December 2016. Old Mutual plc is their majority shareholder and has 54,6% ownership of Nedbank Group. They offer a wide range of wholesale and retail banking services, and a growing insurance, asset management and wealth management offering.

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