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Sanlam Life Namibia Limited



Gerrit van Heerde

Gerrit van Heerde*

Chief Financial Officer

Bcom (Hons) Actuarial Science, Fellow of the Faculty and Institute of Actuaries

Director of various companies in the Sanlam Group.
Joined Sanlam in 1993 and 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.

Danie Claassen

Danie Claassen*

CA (SA), BComm (Hons) Tax

Appointed as director in 2004.
Director of Sanlam Namibia Holdings (Pty) Limited, holdings company of Sanlam Namibia Ltd. Chairman: Audit, Actuarial, Investment and Risk Committee. Currently Head: Group Tax Services of the Sanlam Group.

Tega Shimi ya Shimi

Tega Shiimi ya Shiimi

BComm (Acc); MDP

Appointed as director in 2007.
Currently Chief Executive Officer: Sanlam Investment Management Namibia. Joined Sanlam Group in 2001. Director of Sanlam Investment Management Namibia, Sanlam Life Namibia, Logical Networks (Pty) Ltd and several Sanlam Namibia owned property companies. Currently serving as Chairman of the Investment Managers Association of Namibia (IMAN).

Tertius Stears

Tertius Stears

CIMA; BComm (Hons) Management Accounting

Appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Sanlam Namibia Ltd and Sanlam Namibia Holdings (Pty) Limited in 2006. Joined Sanlam Namibia Ltd in 1995. Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Company Secretariat

Karen Coetzee

Karen Coetzee

LLB (Unisa); H.Dip Tax (Unisa)

Sworn Translator English/Afrikaans in the High Court of Namibia, Admitted Legal Practitioner in the Lower and High Courts of Namibia, Admitted Conveyancer in Namibia. Appointed as Money Laundering Compliance Officer for Nedbank Namibia Ltd in 2008, appointed as Legal Advisor for Nedbank Namibia Ltd in 2010, and as Head Legal in November 2012. Appointed as Senior Manager Legal Services to Sanlam Namibia Ltd 2013, as well as Group Company Secretary – Sanlam Namibia Holdings (Pty) Limited, Sanlam Namibia Limited, Capricorn Life Assurance Company Limited, Sanlam Namibia Trust Managers Limited, Life Office of Namibia Limited, Capricorn Unit Trust Management Company Limited, BW Financial Advisors (Pty) Limited and Sanlam Life Namibia Limited.

*South African citizen

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