Nomsa Hoohlo is an AFC SME in the FNB franchise Divisional FCC team within the broader FirstRand Bank Limited. Ms Hoohlo is a Regulatory Risk Manager with regulatory oversight on a portfolio that spans Commercial business, Public Sector Business and Wesbank in asset finance.
Nomsa is an admitted attorney with over 15 years’ experience across Legal, Risk and Compliance having started out in practice. She then heeded the corporate call and worked for Edcon as a Legal Labour Law Specialist for 3 years, representing the employer across various jurisdictions in the SADC region (mostly Lesotho, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia). In 2013 she joined Absa/Barclays in the Commercial Asset Finance Collections, ligating and collecting on bad debt in terms of the National Credit Act. It is here that her interest in money laundering typologies was sparked and she made an internal move to Financial Crime Compliance as an MLRO for Business Bank. In 2016, Nomsa joined FirstRand Bank Limited as an AML Specialist in the Financial Crime Risk Management Division. The latter 7 years of her career have been spent working in a multinational portfolio that not only includes the South African context, but Lesotho, Zambia, Tanzania as well as the offshore outfits of Ashburton Jersey and FNB Guernsey.
She holds an LLB, LLM (International Law, Human Rights and Development) from the University of Witwatersrand. She became CAMS® certified cum laude. She also holds an Advanced Certificate in Analysing Banking Risk and is currently enrolled in a Henley FirstRand Program for a Post Graduate Diploma in Management Practice.