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Mr Werth was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Sanlam Emerging Markets on 1 August 2019 - a position he previously held from 2005 until 2016, after which he took the position as Group Financial Director. He qualifies as an executive director. He is an expert in accounting, finance, audit, financial markets and investments, governance, general business and risk management.

Mr Werth is a non-executive director of major Sanlam subsidiaries such as, Sanlam Emerging Markets and Shriram Capital Limited. He also serves as a non-executive member of serval Sanlam Group cluster governance structures.


Mr Werth previously served as a non-executive director of 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).