Professor Andreas van Wyk graduated cum laude with the degrees of BA (Law) and LLB from Stellenbosch University. His postgraduate studies led to a doctorate in law cum laude from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. Professor van Wyk’s academic career led him to become a Professor in Private and Commercial Law and, subsequently, Dean of the Law Faculty at Stellenbosch University. From 1993 – 2001 he served as the university’s Rector and Vice-Chancellor.
Professor van Wyk specialises in the legal aspects of corporate governance and corporate law. He has also served on a number of company boards, ranging from Distillers Corporation to Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
He had a very long and close involvement with Old Mutual Life Assurance (South Africa) Limited where he served on the board for nearly 20 years. During the global financial crisis he also served as chairman of the board of Old Mutual South Africa from 2008 to 2009.
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