van Biljon

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Mr Van Biljon was appointed to the Sanlam Board in August 2021.


He is a Non-Executive Director at Entersekt (Pty) Ltd, DataEq Ltd, TallOrder (Pty) Ltd and Clickatell Inc where he is also a Member of the Audit Committee and Chair of the Ethics and Social Responsibility Committee, appointed as an expert in Technology and Technology Management.

Mr van Biljon has more than 30 years’ experience as an international businessman in fintech, cloud computing, and the broader information technology industry. He was the co-founder of Mosaic Software, which built the Postilion payment transaction system. He was a leader in the team that created Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), and Co-CEO and CTO of Takealot.com. He is an advisor to a number of technology businesses.


He holds a BSc. (Hons) in Computer Science from the University of Cape Town.