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Kanyisa was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Sanlam Corporate in September 2020. She is a strategic leader with more than 15 years’ experience in life insurance, management and business planning.


Prior to joining Sanlam, Kanyisa headed up Customer Solutions at Old Mutual Personal Finance. While at Old Mutual she successfully filled various roles across Product Development, Strategy, Business Development, Customer Solutions and Direct Distribution.

Kanyisa formerly served as a Trustee of Old Mutual’s umbrella fund solution, the SuperFund, and served as a board member of Epilepsy South Africa.


Kanyisa is a qualified Actuary and received her qualification from the Actuarial Society of South Africa in 2010. She is an MBA graduate from Columbia Business School and holds an Honours Degree in Business Science from the University of Cape Town.