Heidie Ziervogel

22nd September 2023

Heidie Ziervogel

Heidie Ziervogel, head: New Ways of Working (Centre of Excellence) at Nedbank

Full Name: Heidie Ziervogel

Position: Head: New Ways of Working (Centre of Excellence) at Nedbank

Main Activity of the Company: Banking and financial services

Date and Place of Birth: July 26, 1978, Cape Town, South Africa

Schools and Tertiary Education: Postgraduate diploma in management practice, University of Cape Town

First Job: Graduate contractor

Career History Prior to Current Position: I have only worked at Nedbank, as executive: Digital Fast Lane; head: digital solutions at Nedbank Private Wealth; head: banking product and packaging, banking product and systems manager; manager: systems, projects and accounting; business support manager; analyst: business support and projects; and administrator: central processing

Size of First Pay Packet: R3 000 a month

First Job with Present Group: Graduate contractor

Value of Assets under Your Control: Not stated

Number of People under Your Leadership: Four

Management Style: Human-centred inclusive leadership

Personal Best Achievement: Note stated

Professional Best Achievement: Leading a product team for the Nedbank Private Wealth App, which was rated the number two wealth management App in the world

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Life: My sister – she is my rock

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: One of my line managers, Melanie Clews, who truly believed in me and helped to fast-track my career

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Barack Obama

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Richard Branson and Elon Musk

Philosophy of Life: One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go – whether it’s guilt, anger, love, loss or betrayal. Change is never easy; we fight to hold on and we fight to let go

Biggest Ever Opportunity: My promotion into the head of banking role

Biggest Ever Disappointment: Confidential

Hope for the Future: To see South Africa turning around its current reality to a place where the economy is thriving, its citizens have equal participation in it, and we have a solid position in the world market as a leader in the African economy because, after all, South Africa is alive with possibilities

Favourite Reading: Christian books

Favourite TV Programme: The Big Bang Theory

Favourite Food/Drink: Pasta is my favourite food, and a virgin Mojito my favourite drink

Favourite Music: I have an eclectic taste; what I listen to depends on my mood

Favourite Sport: Tennis

Favourite Website: Not stated

Hobbies: Cooking and baking

Car: Mercedes-Benz

Pets: None

Miscellaneous Dislikes: Being late

Favourite Other South African Company: None

Favourite Foreign Company: Google

Married: Single

Children: None

Clubs: None