Nerushka Bowan

South Africa Lead NRF Transform | Director, Technology and Innovation


Nerushka Bowan 

About me

I am a technology and privacy lawyer based in Johannesburg. I am the head of technology and innovation, and also lead the technology and privacy law practice for South Africa.

I have extensive experience in complex and strategic technology and privacy law matters, including outsourcing transactions and regulatory and compliance issues across various industry sectors. I am recognised as an international thought leader in emerging technology law and in analysing the future legal and regulatory issues of emerging tech such as AI and blockchain.

An advocate for legal innovation, I am involved in the upskilling of lawyers for the future of law, and I spend time mentoring future legal innovators through the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation.

During 2020, I was selected as one of six judges globally for the IAPP Annual Innovation Awards, and was also a co-chair of the Johannesburg IAPP KnowledgeNet chapter from 2016-2019.




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