Pieter Vorster
Chief Data Officer Barclays Africa

 Subject Matter Expertise

  • Data
  • Analytics
  • Hadoop

Pieter Vorster was appointed as the Chief Data Officer for Barclays Africa as of 1st November 2016. His mandate is to build an advanced analytics and data science capability which enables, data driven, client led analytics in order to provide client valued insights which go beyond banking. His mandate extends across all business units as well as functional central capabilities, while overseeing Data Governance and Architecture across the Bank.

And before that Pieter was the Chief Analytics Officer for CIB Africa from 2015 to November 2016. The core focus of this role is to deliver data as a strategic asset through big data technology and data science practices. This role is also part of the Digital Executive team and CIB Africa extended leadership team.

Prior to this role Pieter was appointed as Head of Client Value Management for Corporate and Investment Banking in April 2012. In this role he was responsible for Client Insight, Client Solutions and Client Service (including Africa).

Before he joined CIB, Pieter held the position of Chief of Staff in the Office of the CEO and Deputy CEO at Absa Group, and GM Absa Home Loans and Pension Backed Lending.

Prior to joining Absa in 2007, Pieter worked at Liberty Life as Director Strategic Partners and Director Bancassurance amongst other positions.

Pieter is a qualified Civil Engineer and CFP. He also holds an MBA from the University of Wales where his thesis was on building a predictive model for determining financial adviser success, development and recruitment practices.