Pieter van der Merwe

Chief Risk Officer, Creation Capital

Pieter, an Executive, holds the position of Chief Risk Officer for Creation Capital. He joined Creation Capital in 2019 and is currently the Chief Risk Officer. Before Creation, Pieter was the Chief Investment Officer at Alternative Asset Management in Absa-Group Limited (listed on the JSE and is one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups, with a presence in 12 countries). Pieter has worked in the financial market for the past 28 years. He has covered and has extensive experience in all the key market disciplines relating to Credit and Credit related products.

He holds various Executive and Non-Executive Company Board positions and previously held board positions for subsidiaries within the Barclays Africa Group and Sanlam Insurance. He was the Editor of the corporate finance textbook for CGIS (the Chartered Governance Institute of Southern Africa) entitled “Corporate Financial Management in Southern Africa – 2nd Edition” and was a member of their Finance Review Group. Pieter is a regular speaker and chairperson of the annual Risk Conference in Cape Town, South Africa.

Pieter holds a Master’s degree in Investment Management, is a Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute of Southern Africa (CGIS, and is certified in the Mathematical Modelling of Derivatives and in Data Science with Python. He has been a part-time lecturer and external examiner in various Finance disciplines at the Universities of Johannesburg and Pretoria (South Africa), and at the CGIS.