Dr. Yudhvir Seetharam is currently employed as the Head of Analytics, Insights and Research at FNB Business. His department oversees quantitative and qualitative analytics that spans across research (market analysis, industry analysis and company analysis), analytics and reporting for sales and marketing, acquisitions and collaborations, operations, and transactional optimisation. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand, lecturing topics in investments and risk management. With research interests in behavioural finance and economics, Yudhvir is able to combine learnings from both academia and practice to provide insights into problems prevalent in both worlds.
Over a short career in both academia and business, Yudhvir achieved milestones of being a senior leader in the FNB Business segment, the preferred FNB spokesperson on analytics; and having received accolades by the public-at-large (namely, the Mail & Guardian 2017 Top 200 Young South Africans list in the Business and Entrepreneurship category; the Top 100 (#59) Most Influential Young South Africans list; and a recipient of the Gauteng Premier’s Youth Service Excellence Award). He holds director positions in non-profit organisations and is a governor of the South African Institute of Financial Markets.