Thomson Reuters: Head of Financial Institutions, Africa
BA, Law and Politics – University of KwaZulu-Natal
Master of Business Administration – Harvard Business School
Career at Thomson Reuters
Euvin Naidoo has joined Thomson Reuters (TR) as the Head of Financial Institutions- Africa. With a presence in Africa since the 1860s, Thomson Reuters covers 47 countries across the continent with the Financial Institutions practice representing the largest part of the African business. Euvin leads the Financial Institutions practice based out of TR Africa’s Head Office in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa, supporting the pan African business across West, East and Southern Africa with offices and a team on the ground in Nigeria, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mauritius and South Africa.
Selected by Forbes.com in 2011 as one of the African continent’s Top 10 most ‘Powerful and Influential Men’ of his generation, Euvin has been engaged as an executive within financial services in both the USA and Africa for the past 15 years. Prior to coming on board to spear head Thomson Reuters Financial Institutions business across Africa, Euvin was part of the African leadership team at the Boston Consulting Group, joining as the first South African Partner and Managing Director based out of the Johannesburg office, where he led the Africa Financial Institutions (Banking and Insurance) and Public Sector (DFIs, Treasury and Central Banks) Practices.
Naidoo’s personal focus and work is on digital innovation and transformation within banking and insurance incorporating the themes of risk, customer centricity, agility, automation, financial inclusion, development of capital markets and the implications of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ on financial services organizations, staff, stakeholders and customers. He also focuses on ‘Sales Force Effectiveness’ and the organizational changes needed to drive the delivery of bottom line impact at scale for banks, asset managers and insurance companies. Selected in 2009 as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum (WEF), in 2012 he was recruited to the Forum’s Global Agenda Councils, where he served 2 terms on the United States Council.
He is a current member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network. Euvin was honored in Boston this year by receiving the Harvard Business School 2017 Africa Leadership Excellence Award, at the annual Harvard Africa Conference in February. In July 2017, Euvin received a second honor from Harvard, by joining a small group of leaders from around the world by being selected as a Harvard Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Business and Government (currently led by former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers). Columbia University’s Journal of International Affairs, in recognition of his work, and impact across Africa, has previously named Euvin as one of the ‘Five Faces of African Innovation and Entrepreneurship.