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Christopher Whittle

Governance and Enterprise Risk Expert - Consultant, Trainer and Facilitator


Christopher has extensive senior management experience having held positions of CEO and Executive Director of companies in South Africa, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. In addition, he has consulted, trained and coached senior executives for more than 20 years in the areas of governance, enterprise risk management and executive management development programmes across Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Indian subcontinent on behalf of business schools and in his personal capacity.

He is currently the Managing Member of Universum Advisory and is active in consulting projects in governance, risk and compliance in Pakistan, Qatar, Malawi, Botswana, South Africa and Swaziland. He is also a member of the Institute of Risk Management of South Africa and is frequently requested to conduct consulting and training work for the Institute in South Africa and further abroad in Africa. As a thought leader working in the field of Corporate Governance, Risk Management and Strategy in the public and private sector, Christopher focuses on developing leadership and management skills across organisations, particularly at Board and Exco level.

Academically, he holds the following qualifications: B Admin, Higher Education Diploma, MA in Political Science and an MBA. He is currently a doctoral candidate in Public Management and Governance focusing on risk maturity.