(Lotz) Mahlangeni

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Mr Mahlangeni has been appointed as the Chief Risk Officer and Chief Actuary on 14 September 2020. He has over 18 years’ professional experience in the reinsurance, insurance and investment banking sectors of the financial services industry.

Lotz is an Actuary with extensive and diverse experience in treasury and balance sheet management across various fields in the financial services sector: insurance and banking treasury balance sheet management, financial risk management, insurance, banking and reinsurance.

He has a track record in leadership and management positions, particularly in leading specialist multi-disciplinary teams of experts in delivering complex initiatives.


Before starting at Sanlam, Mr Mahlangeni was the Bank Treasurer for FirstRand Bank Limited (2019 - 2020).

Prior to working for FirstRand Bank Limited, he spent 9 years (2010 - 2019) at Momentum Metropolitan Holdings (formerly MMI Holdings) in various roles of progressive seniority. He started as a Senior Asset Liability Management and Market Risk Analyst in 2010 and was appointed as Head of Balance Sheet Management in 2014 (2014 - 2018).

Before Mr Mahlangeni started working at Momentum Metropolitan Holdings, he spent 5 years in the finance and investment industry (2005 - 2009) when he worked for Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) in the fields of structured finance, technical credit and debt capital markets.

He spent 3 years in the life reinsurance industry (2002 - 2004) when he worked for RGA Reinsurance (SA) as an Actuarial Analyst, before he started working at Rand Merchant Bank (RMB).


Mr Mahlangeni holds an Honours Degree in Business Science from the University of Cape Town. He obtained his Actuarial qualification in 2005 and he is a certified GARP FRM.

He is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (UK) and also a Fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa.