Van Greuning, Hennie
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Fields of Specialization
financial risk management; Islamic finance
(Retired) Treasury Department, World Bank
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Last updated January 31, 2023
Hennie van Greuning retired from the World Bank in December 2009, having joined the organization in 1994 from the South African Reserve Bank where he had served as Head of South African Bank Supervision and CFO. A South African national, joined the Boards of FirstRand Banking Group, a listed company, in January 2009. He serves as Chairman of the Audit Committees of the Bank and the listed holding company and is a member of the Group Risk, Capital & Compliance Committee, as well as the ALCO and Operational Risk committees of the Bank. In March 2011 he was also invited onto the Board of Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam, the largest bank in Brunei – where he chairs the combined Audit and Risk committee. As part of the World Bank’s community outreach initiatives he taught a banking risk course for the George Washington University Master’s degree program in Finance, for three years and co-authored sections of the current CFA Institute materials. From 1991 – 1994 he was a Special Professor in Banking Law at the University of Johannesburg (RAU). His World Bank publication on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS – A Practical Guide) has appeared in six editions and he has co-authored “Analyzing Banking Risk” (three editions), “Risk Analysis for Islamic Banks”, as well as “International Financial Statement Analysis” (CFA Institute – November 2008). The books have been translated into as many as 15 languages.