Mr. Nicolaas Van Wyk
Nicolaas van Wyk (Chartered BA, MBA), is a respected authority in corporate and financial arenas, especially in African markets, leads as CEO of the Chartered Institute for Business Accountants NPC (CIBA). Under his guidance, CIBA pioneered a unique approach to accounting qualifications, introduced the first global CFO designation, and with DRAFTWORX, set industry standards by integrating UN SDGs into financial reporting—winning the 2021 UNCTAD Award for Sustainability Reporting. Besides CIBA, Nicolaas serves on the board of the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI) and the International CFO Alliance, influencing commerce narratives and collaborating with global financial leaders and local regulators. With education from the University of Pretoria and the Law University of Johannesburg, he’s advised on Company Law and NPO Act amendments, and was appointed as the Convener of the Gauteng Province CFO Roundtable to increase GDP.
Nicolaas is also an accomplished author of the text book “Principles and Practices of Independent Review Engagements”, numerous articles with titles such as “A History of the Accounting Profession In South Africa” and “Accounting with Aliens: A Thought Experiment on Intergalactic Accounting Practices”.