Paul Currie – Lab Principal

Paul Currie, Chief Risk Officer, Development Bank of Southern Africa

Paul Currie DBSA Principal

Paul Currie is the Chief Risk Officer of the Development Bank of Southern Africa. Before joining the DBSA, he held several senior management positions at the Nedbank Group. These include Head of Risk: Investment Banking, and General Manager: Corporate Banking Credit. During his tenure as the Chief Risk Officer at the DBSA, Paul Currie has been responsible for the Bank’s Credit Risk Monitoring and Governance function. Under his leadership, the Group Risk Assurance Division has re-engineered and rolled-out credit risk rating and project pricing methodologies, implemented policies and processes to ensure alignment with the Bank’s requirements and strategic business initiatives, instituted the Enterprise-Wide Risk Management Framework, ensured that the DBSA is in full compliance with applicable regulations and supported the development of new products. He has enhanced the monitoring and reporting of Group Risk to Exco, Board and various rating agencies and stakeholders.

Paul Currie is the Chairperson of the DBSA Investment Committee and a member of relevant Corporate Committees. He represents the Bank as a Trustee on the Pan Infrastructure Development Fund Trust (PAIDF), PAIDF Audit & Risk Committee and is a member of the Housing Impact Fund (HIFSA) Investment Committee.

Paul Currie holds a BSC (Physiology) Degree from the University of Cape Town, a Bcom (Acc) Degree and a Post Graduate Diploma in Accountancy from the University of Port Elizabeth. He attained his MBA (with distinction) from the Manchester Business School and University of Wales and completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at INSEAD.

He is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.