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Pradeep Maharaj

Orbis Africa Ambassador Pradeep Maharaj was the Head of Human Resources and Transformation at ABSA Capital before being appointed in his current capacity as Group Executive Currency Management of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB). Prior to that he held various positions at Transnet including Group Executive: Human Resources. In his current role Mr. Maharaj is responsible for the bank note and coins supply chain from design, to production, distribution and destruction. Mr Maharaj holds a Degree in Accounting Science from the University of South Africa (UNISA) as well as a Senior Executive Programme certificate from the Harvard and Wits Business Schools. He is currently a Non-executive Director at the SARB’s two currency producing subsidiaries.

Mr. Maharaj served as the Chief Executive of Blue IQ, an economic infrastructure investment programme of the Gauteng Provincial Government. Blue IQ was tasked with developing world-class infrastructure in the smart industries, manufacturing and tourism sectors in order to boost economic growth and generate employment in the province. He served as Deputy Director-General of Treasury for the Gauteng Provincial Government, responsible for financial policy, the provincial budget and overall expenditure of the province. Mr. Maharaj served as Acting Head of Department, Finance and Economic Affairs at Gauteng, where he was responsible for the overall strategic leadership and management of the department. He serves as a Non-executive Director of Arivia.Kom (pty) Limited.


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