EOH board welcomes chief risk officer Fatima Newman as executive director

Fatima has already played a meaningful role in the forensic investigation lead by ENSAfrica.

On Friday 2 August, EOH announced the appointment of chief risk officer Fatima Newman. She will also be serving on the board as an executive director as of 1 August 2019. 

Fatima brings 25 years of experience as a strategic leader of risk, compliance, regulatory and governance oversight in banking and financial services, stockbroking, asset management and corporate finance to the role. 

According to a statement from EOH, Fatima joined the group on 1 April 2019 and played a “meaningful role in the forensic investigation lead by ENSAfrica and the interim report shared with the market on 16 July 2019”. 

Prior to joining EOH, Fatima was employed as the executive for business risk management and compliance at MTN Group, where she was responsible for the strategic lead in the development and implementation of the business risk management and compliance, ethics and forensic investigation agendas. 

Before that, Fatima held roles at Absa CIB as head of compliance and at Macquarie First South as head of legal compliance. 

EOH chairman Xolani Mkhwanazi said: 

“I am very pleased that Fatima is joining the board as her skillset and uncompromising commitment to good governance will complement to the recent appointments of Andrew Mthembu, Michael Bosman and Anushka Bogdanov as independent non-executive directors."