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Mr Werth was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of SanlamAllianz on 1 September 2023. He previously held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Sanlam Emerging Markets (SEM) from 2005 to 2016, after which he was appointed as Group Financial Director and was reappointed as the Chief Executive Officer of SEM in 2019.

He is an expert in accounting, finance, audit, financial markets and investments, governance, general business, and risk management.


For the period 2016 to 2023, Mr Werth served as an executive director of Sanlam Limited and Sanlam Life Insurance Limited. Mr Werth previously served as a non-executive director of SEM, Shriram Capital (India), Saham Finances (Morocco), Botswana Insurance Holdings, Sanlam Namibia and various other subsidiaries in the SEM cluster. He also worked as 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 a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA(SA)) and also holds a Hons BAccountancy, an MBA and an EDP (Manchester).