Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)
Governance and Compliance
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Oliver Laloux
(B.Sc. TRP, Msc)

  Oliver is a University graduate with over 21 years’ experience in ERM and HSE management coupled with strong operational skills. He has led numerous risk management consulting, ERM, HSE, strategic, legal and project risk engagements including project governance and due diligence across multiple industries. Oliver has gained international experience in South Africa, Europe, Australia, Africa, North America (US & Canada), Russia, the UK and South America.

Oliver’s clients have ranged from multinational mining companies to organisations in industries that include paper, retail, banking, food & beverage, and government.
Before founding Mondial, Oliver was a Director of a large corporate company where he managed a large professional team of specialist consultants, new business, and new products as well as high level client liaison and co-ordination.
At Mondial Oliver heads up the new specialist risk and business consultancy, while remaining directly accountable for the delivery of various clients’ risk management consulting requirements at all levels.

He is a member of the South African Risk Manager’s Association (IRMSA) and is a registered lead auditor in the UK.
Johan van der Walt
(B.Juris LL.B)

  Johan is a University graduate with over 32 years’ experience in law, corporate communications, as well as risk and project management.

Before the formation of Mondial in 2008, Johan was employed for a period of 20 years by one of the world’s largest resource companies. During this period his main areas of focus were law, corporate governance and risk management. He was the Risk Manager for one of this organisation’s major divisions for a period of 10 years as well as the Company Secretary for the last 12 years of his service with the same group of companies.

Johan qualified and was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 1984 and practiced law and intellectual property law at two of Johannesburg’s leading law firms. He has excellent communication and negotiation skills and has an acute awareness of South African social issues.

He is a member of the South African Risk Manager’s Association (IRMSA).
Zanorashe Bwakura
(BComm Accounting and Information Systems)

  Zano is a risk specialist with Mondial Consultants; he more than 12 years’ experience in risk management, internal audit and finance across multiple business sectors.

He received his training with Ernst & Young Chartered Accountants where he did his articles and undertook audit assignments at the level of lead auditor for clients that ranged from mining, manufacturing, retail, non-governmental (NGOs) and financial services organisations.

As a risk practitioner he was the Compliance and Risk Manager, then General Manager Risk for two commercial banking operations. His role included developing and implementing an enterprise risk management framework, identifying risks and developing tools to analyse, quantify and mitigate these risks within the context of the organisation’s strategic and operational objectives.

Zanorashe experience as a consultant includes in-depth knowledge and exposure to risk management in the national, local and municipal government spheres. He researched and drafted learners’ and trainers’ manuals for the South African Qualifications Authority accredited Unit Standards in Municipal Risk Management, Audit Planning and Internal Controls. These three unit standards are part of what is required to obtain the qualification, Certificate in Municipal Finance Management, NQF Level 6.

He is a member of the South African Risk Manager’s Association (IRMSA).
Craig Smith
(PrEng, MBA)

  Craig has 17 years’ experience in the field of risk management and during that time has consulted to a range of clients in various industry sectors and regions.

Craig is a dedicated organisational and strategic risk management consultant, a risk culture strategist who is passionate about organisational capacity building and performance management. There is no ideal organisational culture for governance or risk management but Craig can assist in developing your organisation’s level of maturity by providing a proven programme with supporting processes.
Vanessa Thurlwell

  Vanessa has over 12 years of experience in Risk Management, primarily Enterprise and Operational Risk Management and graduated in 2000 with a BA and Honours in Environmental Management from UKZN.

Vanessa has held positions in Health, Safety and Environmental Management for BHP Billiton, Strategic Risk Consulting for Alexander Forbes and headed ERM and ORM at IQ Business. Prior to joining Mondial Consulting, Vanessa set up a Knowledge Management function within IQ Business to ensure ongoing learning, innovation and improved business capability.

Vanessa’s specialist skills include advisory and implementation at all phases of the risk management cycle, from analysing risk management maturity and conducting gap analyses against risk frameworks, developing risk appetite and risk management frameworks, facilitating risk management activities including risk assessments, reporting, control assessments and conducting training at all levels in an organisation.

Vanessa has worked with various risk management software systems including CURA, BarnOwl, Risk Worx and Know Risk. Other areas of risk management in which she is proficient include Business Continuity Management, Environmental Risk Management and Sustainability Risk Management. Her experience in Knowledge Management also gives her a unique understanding of the need for information management and knowledge sharing to develop capabilities and encourage innovation within an organisation.

She is a member of the South African Risk Manager’s Association (IRMSA).
Ernst Snyman
(B Compt (Hons) CIA CCSA)

  Ernst is a University graduate and Certified Internal Auditor with a Certificate in Control Self-Assessment from the Institute of Internal Auditors. He has over 25 years’ experience in Risk Management, Internal Audit and Compliance consulting services rendered to a wide range of clients.

Ernst has gained most of his experience while being employed by KPMG where he was a Senior Manager in the Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Services Business Unit. He lead and performed assignments across Africa at organisations in the mining, energy, industrial, manufacturing and communications sectors as well as all three spheres of government.

As ERM consultant Ernst facilitates risk assessment workshops, develops and facilitates the implementation of risk management frameworks, including selection and customization of risk software. Furthermore he also performs ERM process maturity assessments and facilitates risk management training. In addition, Ernst has been integral in the development of risk management systems and ERM process maturity assessments in a number of software platforms.

Ernst previously was a financial manager, having responsibility for HR and IT and has significant experience in Internal Auditing, Internal Audit training and general business management consulting.

At Mondial Ernst is directly accountable for the delivery of various clients’ risk management consulting requirements at all levels.

He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and IRMSA.
Ricardo Fontes

  Ricardo has 17 years’ experience in information technology, previously working as IT Manager. He has two years’ experience in Enterprise Risk Management and implementation of Risk Management systems.

He has been consulting in IT for a wide range of clients in various industries and has gained most of his experience within the retail and manufacture industry, including Server and Network development and administration.

As an ERM consultant, Ricardo has been involved in various risk workshops, development, customisation and training of GRC software systems including IsoMetrix and CURA. Clients Include Impala Platinum, Saudi Aramco, Umgeni Water, Barloworld and Pikitup.

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