Hardi Wilkins has been involved in trading, finance and risk management for most of his career with the likes of Merrill Lynch, Old Mutual and Standard Bank. Most recently he acted as Chief Risk Officer for Export Trading Group, plying his trade across the African continent and South East Asia. As a risk practitioner his key focus is quantification and mitigation of the risks inherent to the full commodity value chain including risk transfer and externalization. During his time at Standard Bank he headed up agri commodity derivative trading and OTC solutions supporting the foray into broader African agricultural market participation which included outgrower schemes, risk participation, market making and trading.
Hardi has a degree in commercial law and received an honours in management accounting from Stellenbosch University, and studied financial mathematics at the University of Witwatersrand.