Vusi Pikoli new SAA chief risk and compliance officer

SAA has appointed Vusi Pikoli as its new chief risk and compliance officer from 1 February.

Vusi Pikoli, former national director of public prosecutions at the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and current advisor to the Minister of State Security, has been appointed as the chief risk and compliance officer of South African Airways (SAA). 

The company announced his appointment on Tuesday, with SAA spokesperson Tlali Tlali stating:

"The appointment of advocate Pikoli is as important as it is significant in demonstrating our resolve to bringing capacity to strengthen the executive team to execute on our turnaround strategy with much urgency.” 

Pikoli’s appointment is effective as of 1 February. He will be reporting to CEO Vuyani Jarana and will be responsible for the overall strategic and operational responsibility for the integrated risk management strategy for SAA.

Tlali said that: 

“Pikoli brings a wealth of experience and is known to be a disciplined and strong administrator.”

Pikoli has served as national director of Public Prosecutions and director-general in the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, and has private sector experience as a director and head of forensic investigations.