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Jonathan Sproule
Risk Modelling and Credit Analytics Manager, African Bank

Jonathan is a risk modelling and credit analytics manager at African Bank. He previously worked at Absa, Nedbank and Standard Bank Group covering various topics including Response Models, Propensity Models, Credit Risk Models in the Unsecured Lending space, Customer Segmentation and ad-hoc analysis. He has a wealth of experience working with Credit Bureau Data and Large Volumes of data. Currently he is working in an analytical role where he builds statistical models to aid the business in making informed decisions.

Jonathan holds an Honours degree in Mathematical Statistics from the University of the Witwatersrand and is currently studying part time towards a second Honours Degree in “Big Data” Analytics at the same University.

PJ (Riaan) de Jongh
Director of the Centre for Business Mathematics and Informatics® (BMI), North-West University

PJ (Riaan) de Jongh is the Director of the Centre for Business Mathematics and Informatics® (BMI) at North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa. The Centre for BMI specialises in training students for professional degrees in Business Analytics / Data Science, Quantitative Risk Management, Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Science. Riaan holds a PhD in Statistics from the University of Cape Town and is an author and co-author of numerous peer-reviewed papers. He has been the recipient of a number of national and global awards.

Anesh Ramaloo
Business Solutions Manager for Advanced Analytics, SAS

Anesh Ramaloo is a Business Solutions Manager for Advanced Analytics at SAS. He previously headed up the Analytics division at Genesis Analytics providing Analytical based consulting services across the consumer life cycle.

Prior to this, Anesh was based in Cape Town for about 8 years where he worked for Direct Axis as a Credit and Risk Specialist and was responsible for the management of Unsecured Portfolio’s within the organisation. His expertise extended to managing bad debt and profitability, reviewing credit appetite and risk strategy as well as developing and validation of credit scoring models.
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Colin Hill
SSA Qualitative Risk Management Lead, SAS

As the Solution Manager for Qualitative Risk, Colin’s main objective is to support Risk Management related  Sales and Pre-Sales activities in the South Africa and Rest of Africa region.  He works closely with Sales, COE’s, Research & Development and Professional Services departments of SAS to support customer requirements, advocacy meetings and demonstrations to expand market influence in the area of credit scoring and risk analytics.

Colin is a Qualitative Risk Management professional with more than 25 years experience in one of the largest banks in South Africa focussing on Operational Risk Management, Internal Audit and Fraud risk. He worked for Absa Bank prior to moving to SAS. Read more

William Lawrence
SSA Fraud & Financial Crime Lead, SAS

William is responsible for the Fraud and Financial Crime (FFC) practice across the Sub-Sahara region for SAS. He provides fraud expertise to the sales, presales and subject matter expert teams across various industries including banking, insurance, healthcare, industrial, mining, telecommunications and government sectors.

William works closely with the international teams in driving SAS’ solutions around FFC thereby ensuring global best practice solutions adapted for local fraud challenges. Read more.




Tuesday, 23 August 2016

8:30am - 15:00pm

Radisson Blu,
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


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+2711 713 3400

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