Speaker 1

Pradeep Maharaj

Pradeep is the Group Executive: Currency Cluster at the South African Reserve Bank (SARB). This role entails being responsible for the Currency Management and Security functions at the SARB. The currency management role includes oversight and responsibility for the two currency producing subsidiaries of the SARB, viz. South African Bank Note Company (RF) Proprietary Limited and the South African Mint Company (RF) Proprietary Limited.

For two and half years he filled the role of the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the SARB, accountable for the human resources, financial, business systems and technology and facilities management functions.

Prior to joining the SARB, in November 2012, Pradeep fulfilled various roles at Absa Capital, Transnet as well as the Gauteng Provincial Government in the Department of Finance and Economic Affairs.

Pradeep holds a Bachelor of Accounting Science from the University of South Africa.