Rajiv Kumar Singh
Rajiv is an experienced corporate professional, with more than twelve years of experience within the financial services industry. He has worked at three of the four big banks in South Africa and also currently a Senior Specialist at Absa Capital.
During his tenure, Rajiv has built complex financial models and led the implementation of multiple multi-million rand strategic and tactical systems and technology solutions end-to-end across the African continent. He has travelled extensively to many countries within the region. Rajiv is a skilled product owner, change manager and has a passion for data, infrastructure, innovation, technology and venture capital.
Rajiv has a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Actuarial Science from University of the Witwatersrand. He also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Actuarial Techniques from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries in the United Kingdom. Rajiv holds numerous international certifications: Registered Persons Examinations from the South African Institute of Financial Markets; change and project management; and lean six sigma.
Outside of work, Rajiv is passionate about education and in developing young future leaders through making a positive sustainable change to society. He has developed a financial literacy game, called iMali, with the Actuarial Society of South Africa, to teach students the impact of financial decisions. He also has been involved in numerous other initiatives: as being the deputy chair of the Actuarial Society System and Technology Committee; a member of the International Actuarial society banking working group; and has been a mentor to many young individuals.
Being a part of the BYM board, is definitely a place where Rajiv can influence and shape Africa’s future with some of the brightest young minds on the African continent.