Trevor Manuel Former member of the Board of Directors (non-executive, independent)

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Trevor Manuel was a member of the Board of Directors of Swiss Re Ltd from 21 April 2015 to17 April 2020.

Professional experience

Trevor Manuel served in the South African government for more than 20 years, including as Minister of Finance from 1996 to 2009 and as Minister in Presidency, responsible for the National Planning Commission, from 2009 to 2014. He held positions at international bodies, including the United Nations Commission for Trade and Development, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the G20, the African Development Bank and the Southern African Development Community.

External appointments

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Old Mutual Group Holdings Ltd and board member of Old Mutual plc
  • Deputy Chairman of Rothschild South Africa
  • Professor Extraordinaire, University of Johannesburg
  • Honorary Professor, University of Cape Tow
  • Trustee of the Allen Gray Orbis Foundation Endowment 

Educational background

  • National Diploma in Civil and Structural Engineering, Peninsula Technikon, South Africa
  • Executive Management Programme, Stanford University, USA