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Sanlam Emerging Markets

Reg 2011/008562/07

Executive Directors

Heinie Werth

​​Junior John Ngulube

Chief Executive Officer: Sanlam Emerging Markets

BSc (Hons) (Agric) (Zimbabwe), MSc (Agric) (Penn State ), Diploma in Financial Management (Damelin)

Director of companies in the Sanlam Group.
Appointed Chief Executive Officer of Sanlam Developing Markets on 1 October 2016 after serving as Chief Executive Officer of Sanlam Corporate from February 2016 until 30 September 2016. Former Chief Executive Officer of Munich Reinsurance Company of Africa.

Robert Dommisse

Robert Dommisse

Executive Director: Mergers & Acquisitions

BAcc(Hons), CA (SA), EDP (Manchester), MBA (Stellenbosch)

Director of companies in the Sanlam Group.
Joined Sanlam in 1994 after completing his articles at Ernst & Young. He has worked across the company in various roles and served on the boards of a number of Sanlam subsidiaries. Executive Director of Sanlam Emerging Markets and Non-Executive Director of Sanlam Namibia Holdings.

Margaret Dawes

Margaret Dawes

Rest of Africa: Sanlam Emerging Markets

BSc(Hons), HDip Tax, ACA, CA (SA)

Director of companies in the Sanlam Group.
Appointed as head of Rest of Africa operations in Sanlam Developing Market in 2008 after serving as Chief Financial Officer since 2005. Executive director of Sanlam Emerging Markets, non executive director of Botswana Insurance Holdings Ltd, Pan Africa Insurance Holdings Ltd, Enterprise Life Assurance Company Ltd, Nico Holdings Ltd and FBN Life Ltd.
Former audit partner at Fisher Hoffman Sithole.

Gerrit van Heerde

Gerrit van Heerde

Chief Financial Officer

BBCom (Mathematics), BCom (Hons) Actuarial Sciences, EDP, Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries, Fellow of the Actuarial Society of SA



Non-executive Directors

Johan van Zyl

Johan van Zyl

Non-executive Director

Phd (Economics), DSc (Agric)

Major external positions, directorships or associations: Sanlam Investment Management, Sanlam Netherlands Holdings BV, Sanlam UK, Santam, Sanlam Developing Markets, MiWay Group Holdings, University of Pretoria, Hans Merensky Foundation.

Sanlam Ltd and Sanlam Life committee memberships: Short-term Insurance Cluster (Chairman), Retail Cluster (Chairman), Institutional Cluster (Chairman).

Nick Christodoulou

Nick Christodoulou

Non-executive Director

BSc (Hons), FIA, EDP (Manchester)BSc Eng (Industrial), MBA

Various Boards within the Sanlam Group, including Sanlam Investments and Sanlam Emerging Markets. He is also chairman of Excellerate Holdings, a listed property and outsource company as well as chairman of JHI, a property management group. He serves as Trustee of the Equity Investment Trust which is the General Partner of the ACPE Private Equity Fund.

Nick served on several boards during his executive career including the Development Bank of Southern Africa’s Development Fund and various other enterprises that made up the development investments of Sanlam and DBSA. He remains a member of the Council for the University of the Western Cape.

Kobus Möller

Kobus Möller

Non-Executive Director

BCompt (Hons), CA (SA), AMP (Harvard)

Director of companies in the Sanlam Group.
Appointed Financial Director in 2006. Executive director of Sanlam Limited and Sanlam Life. Non-executive director of Santam, Sanlam Capital Markets, Sanlam Developing Markets, Sanlam UK, MiWay Group Holdings and Sanlam Investment Management.

Former Chief Executive: Finance of Sanlam Limited, Executive director: Operations and Finance of Sanlam Life, Executive director: Finance of Impala Platinum Holdings.

Flip Rademeyer

Flip Rademeyer

Independent Non-Executive Director

CTA (1971) Unisa, CA (SA) (1972), Stanford Executive Programme (1984)

Director since 2011.
Joined Sanlam in 1998 as Financial Director and retired on 31 October 2006 after which he served on several Sanlam Business Boards and Committees in a non-executive capacity. He started his corporate career with the Gencor Group in 1971 and left in 1993 as financial director. Former Chairman of the AHI (2007).

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