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Gavin Symanowitz, an actuary, headed up Strategic Product Innovation for Investments at FNB for over 5 years. He won the prestigious Innovator of the Year award in 2008, and subsequently left the bank to found a number of revolutionary web-based businesses. One of these, GetAGreatBoss.com, was recently recognized as one of the 10 Most Promising Digital Innovations world-wide in 2009, by Netexplorateur, an international organization set up under the auspices of the French Government Ministry for the Digital Economy. Gavin has been a regular finalist in numerous international open innovation competitions.
In 2005, he obtained a PhD in Mathematical Statistics. He lectured formally at Wits University, and continues to lecture MBA students on an informal basis.
Gavin is an exceptional strategic and creative thinker, and balances this with a solid grasp of the business environment. He is passionate about innovation and how it can change the world for the better.
Founded a company with a unique approach to talent identification and retention
Professional Services General (Human Resources/ Recruitment)
Led a team responsible for the coneptualization and implementation of innovative products
Johannesburg | Completed 2005
PhD (Mathematical Statistics)
United Kingdom | Completed 2001
Johannesburg | Completed 1996
BSc Honours (Statistics)
Johannesburg | Completed 1995
BSc (Actuarial Science)
Acclaimed award granted by Netexplorateur, an international institute set up under the auspices of the French Government
Won the prestigious annual innovation competition in the Bank
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