Ritasha Jethva is currently the Head of Information Privacy and the PAIA Officer at Nedbank, where she is accountable for the rollout of a Group wide and National Privacy programme, spanning all local geographic locations as well as all applicable product and service offerings. She is also the Group’s PAIA Officer, where she facilitates all requests for access to information. She recently obtained her MBA (Cum Laude) in October 2015. Ritasha has approximately 11 years’ experience in Information Technology, Governance, Security, Risk Management, Compliance and Privacy concerns. She is an active member providing a leading role on the Banking Association of South Africa, where she is assisting in steering the practical implications of privacy implementations within SA. She is also currently the Deputy Chair of the NCAC (National Cyber security Advisory Council) for South Africa, reporting to the Minister of Postal and Telecommunications. She obtained her CIPP (Certified Information Privacy Professional) certification in the US after undergoing US training within the privacy space. Previously, Ritasha implemented Privacy across the Absa Group over a period of 3 years under the guidance of Barclays Plc. and followed on to become the COO of the Barclays Africa operation. She also spent approximately a year at Liberty Life, where she provided strategic advisory across the Privacy and Information Security Programme, as well as launched the IT Governance programme for the Group. Prior to these corporate roles, she headed up the Information Privacy, Security & Cyber division for Accenture Southern Africa. She also headed up the Information Privacy & Cyber Security division whilst at Deloitte, within the Risk Advisory department of Deloitte SA. She has led the implementation of Information Security Management Systems at a multitude of corporate institutions, both locally and globally. She has also consulted on major IT Governance initiatives to organisations in the health, energy, manufacturing, retail and banking sectors. She has also been involved in consulting in the information risk management space, particularly in respect to information and data classification, focussing on the practical implementation of IT focussed Governance, Risk and Compliance practices to facilitate regulatory compliance and privacy requirements for large multinational organisations.