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Mr Werth has been a member of the Sanlam Board since 2016.

He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Sanlam Emerging Markets, a position he had also held from 2005 to 2016. He served as Group Financial Director from 2016 to 2019.

He is a non-executive director of Shriram Capital Limited.


Mr Werth previously served as a non-executive director of Santam Ltd, SAHAM Finances (Morocco), Botswana Insurance Holdings, Sanlam Namibia and other subsidiaries in the SEM cluster. He has worked as a Senior General Manager (IT) at Sanlam Life, Financial Director at Sanlam Life and Sanlam Employee Benefits, Manager: Corporate Finance at Gencor and Financial Director at Kelgran.


Mr Werth is an expert in accounting, finance, audit, financial markets and investments, governance, general business, and risk management. He is a Chartered Accountant (CA [SA]) and holds a Hons B Accountancy, and MBA from University of Stellenbosch and an EDP (Manchester).