CLIVE PILLAY was appointed to the position of Ombudsman for
Banking Services in May 2007. He is a lawyer by profession and was admitted to practice in 1976. He holds four law
degrees including two Masters degrees; one in Constitutional Law and one in International Law, respectively. He also
holds Post Graduate Diplomas in Advanced Banking Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution (cum laude) and Compliance
Management (cum laude). In 2007, Clive completed the International Ombudsman training course in Philadelphia,
During the period of 1999 to 2001, he served as a Judge of the
High Court of South Africa on numerous occasions. He has been to the United States of America as an exchange student
on a Comparative Law Program. He has lectured at the University of Port Elizabeth and the Law Society's School for
Clive has addressed international conferences on Alternative
Dispute Resolution, in New York, Vancouver, Dublin and Copenhagen.
In 2008 he received the African Bankers prestigious "Banking
Adjudicator of the Year" award, held in Washington DC, for facilitating effective dispute resolution for the
South African banking public and for promoting banking industry professionalism.
In October 2009 he attended the World Bank and International
Monetary Fund general meetings in Istanbul, Turkey as an accredited representative.
In August 2010 Clive received the prestigious International Star
Quality Award, in the Gold category in recognition of his efforts in promoting high standards in the workplace through
excellence and innovation. The ceremony was held in Geneva.