John Oliphant A Visionary Leader & Financial Maestro
John Oliphant, the Executive Chairman of Third Way Investment Group, a BEE financial advisory and investment firm, is a force to reckon with in the financial world. He also holds the position of a Director and the Chairman of Third Way Investment Partners and All Weather Capital, which has combined assets under management of R8 billion.
As the former Principal Executive Officer of the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF), he managed over R1.5 trillion (US$120 billion) in assets, doubling them in less than five years during the most challenging economic environment in recent history.
John’s impact goes beyond GEPF; he served on several key strategic industry initiatives, including being a member of the PRI Advisory Council and Chairman of the Code for Responsible Investing in South Africa (CRISA) Committee. John helped establish the CRISA, which is hailed as one of the best in the world. This contributed to him winning an Industry Person of the Year award in financial services in 2021. He was also recognized by the Mail and Guardian as one of the Top 200 Young South Africans in 2012 for his contribution to the world of pensions. In 2013 he was named Africa’s Top Emerging Leader by Africa Investor.
John’s unwavering dedication and groundbreaking achievements in the financial services sector have not gone unnoticed. With an impressive academic background and as the CEO of Thirdway Asset Management, he continues to drive positive change and redefine success in the financial industry.