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Stuart van der Veen Head: Disruption and Innovation at Nedbank


Stuart is Nedbank CIB’s Head of Disruption and Innovation. His team has a global mandate to experiment with, commercialise and fund the most talented teams working on the biggest opportunities, using their expertise to do good. They were recently awarded the FT’s 2018 Tech Award from The Banker for their Fintech partnership with Aerobotics. Stuart works with the world's best tech talent, startups, scaleups and venture capital firms, and shares time with Google's Launchpad Accelerator, Plug and Play Tech Centre, Startupbootcamp and select universities. He is an advisor for Sibanye-Stillwater’s executive digital committee and select tech startups, and is the founder and previous managing director of Paper Plane Ventures, the advisory and venture capital firm funded by Platform Investment Partners. Stuart is a Singularity University and University of Cape Town alumnus, trained with Deloitte, was a 2016 top 35-under-35 CA (SA) and top-three finalist for young professional of the year. Most importantly, Stuart has a demonstrated talent for the commercialisation of, and investment in, frontier technologies.

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