Nationality: South African
Year of birth: 1950
Christiaan Gerhardus Swanepoel was the Chief Actuary of Sanlam from 1 January 1990 up until his retirement on 31 August 2005. He qualifies as an independent non-executive director of Sanlam Limited and Sanlam Life Insurance Limited.
He is the current Chairman of the Sanlam Risk and Compliance committee as well as the Sanlam Customer Interest committee. He also has directorships in various Sanlam subsidiary companies. He also has expert knowledge in finance, actuarial, risk and compliance as well as ethical governance.
He served as adviser to the Van der Horst Committee, which led to the creation of the FSB (Financial Services Board). He also served on the Advisory Committee on Long-term Assurance (FSB) for three terms. Mr Swanepoel qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in 1975. He served the actuarial profession as a member of the ASSA (Actuarial Society of South Africa) council, which included a stint as Honorary Secretary; as a member of the Life Assurance Committee (for 12 years, of which six was spent as convener); as an examiner of the subject Life Assurance (South African version) of the professional exams; and as the first Chairman of ASSA's Board of Examiners.