Our
Leadership

We believe that the greatest competitive advantage of the future will be people. Investment in our people is therefore an investment in a key strategic business enabler that fundamentally drives the achievement of our purpose.

Limited Board

Elias Masilela

Chair. Independent Non-executive Director

Chair. Independent Non-executive Director
Nationality: South African
Year of birth: 1964
Director since 2019.

Mr Masilela was appointed Chair of the Board of Sanlam in October 2019.

Patrice Motsepe

Deputy Chair. Non-executive Director

Deputy Chair. Non-executive Director
Nationality: South African
Year of birth: 1962
Director since 2004.

Dr Motsepe was appointed to the Sanlam Board in 2004.

Andrew Birrell

Independent Non-executive Director

Independent Non-executive Director
Nationality: British / South African
Year of birth: 1969
Director since 2019.

Mr Birrell was appointed to the Sanlam Board on 01 September 2019.

Anton Botha

Non-executive Director

Non-executive Director
Nationality: South African
Year of birth: 1953
Director since 2006.

Mr Botha was appointed to the Sanlam Board in 2006.


Paul Hanratty

Group Chief Executive Officer. Executive Director

Group Chief Executive Officer
Nationality: Irish
Year of birth: 1961
Director since 2017.

Mr Hanratty joined the Sanlam Board of Directors in 2017 as an independent non-executive director and was chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Risk and Compliance as well as the Social, Ethics and Sustainability (SES) Committees.

Karabo Nondumo

Independent Non-executive Director

Independent Non-executive Director
Nationality: South African
Year of birth: 1978
Director since 2015.

Ms Nondumo was appointed to the Sanlam Board in 2015.

Kobus Möller

Independent Non-Executive Director

Independent Non-Executive Director
Nationality: South African
Year of birth: 1959
Director since 2020.

Mr Möller is an Independent Non-executive Director of Sanlam Limited and Sanlam Life Insurance Limited who has been Chair of the Board’s Audit, Actuarial and Finance Committee since June 2020.

Nicolaas Kruger

Independent Non-executive Director

Independent Non-executive Director
Nationality: South African
Year of birth: 1967
Director since 2020.

Mr Kruger is an Independent Non-executive Director appointed to the Board of Sanlam in May 2020.


Mathukana Mokoka

Independent Non-executive Director

Independent Non-executive Director
Nationality: South African
Year of birth: 1974
Director since 2018.

Ms Mokoka was appointed to the Sanlam Board in March 2018.

Abigail Mukhuba

Financial Director

Financial Director
Nationality: South African
Year of birth: 1979
Director since 2020.

Ms Mukhuba is the Finance Director of Sanlam Group and was appointed to the Board in October 2020.

Sipho Nkosi

Non-executive Director

Non-executive Director
Nationality: South African
Year of birth: 1954
Director since 2006.

Mr Nkosi has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2006 and was appointed as Lead Independent Director of the Board in December 2016.

Johan van Zyl

Non-executive Director

Non-executive Director
Nationality: South African
Year of birth: 1956
Director since 2016.

Dr Van Zyl is a non-executive director and was appointed to the Sanlam Board in 2016.


Heinie Werth

Chief Executive Officer: Sanlam Emerging Markets. Executive Director

Chief Executive Officer: Sanlam Emerging Markets. Executive Director
Nationality: South African
Year of birth: 1963
Director since 2016.

Mr Werth has been a member of the Sanlam Board since 2016.

Shirley Zinn

Independent Non-executive Director

Independent Non-executive Director
Nationality: South African
Year of birth: 1961
Director since 2018.

Dr Zinn is an independent non-executive director appointed to the Board in December 2018 as an expert in human resources, ethics and governance.

Ebenezer Essoka

Independent Non-executive Director

Independent Non-executive Director
Nationality: Cameroonian
Year of birth: 1955
Director since 2021.

Mr Essoka was appointed to the Board in June 2021 as an expert in finance, financial markets, audit, risk, investments, and international business.

Willem van Biljon

Independent Non-executive Director

Independent Non-executive Director
Nationality: South Africa
Year of birth: 1961
Director since 2021.

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


Ndivhuwo Manyonga

Independent Non-executive Director

Independent Non-executive Director
Nationality: South African
Year of birth: 1981
Director since 2021.

Ms Manyonga was appointed to the Sanlam Board on 6 December 2021.

Thembisa Skweyiya

Independent Non-executive Director

Independent Non-executive Director
Nationality: South African
Year of birth: 1973

Ms Skweyiya is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Sanlam Limited. She was appointed to the Board of Directors on 18 October 2022.


Executive Committee

Paul Hanratty

Group Chief Executive Officer

Group Chief Executive Officer
Nationality: Irish
Year of birth: 1961
Director since 2017.

Mr Paul Hanratty has been appointed as Group Chief Executive Officer on 1 July 2020 and qualifies as an executive director.

Abigail Mukhuba

Financial Director

Financial Director
Nationality: South African
Year of birth: 1979
Director since 2020.

Ms Mukhuba has been appointed to the Board of Directors as an executive director with the effect on 1 October 2020 when she assumed her role as Group Finance Director of Sanlam.

Heinie Werth

Chief Executive Officer: Sanlam Emerging Markets. Executive Director

Chief Executive Officer: Sanlam Emerging Markets. Executive Director
Nationality: South African
Year of birth: 1963
Director since 2016.

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.

Mlondolozi Mahlangeni

Chief Risk Officer. Chief Actuary

Chief Risk Officer. Chief Actuary
Nationality: South African
Year of birth: 1980
Chief Risk Officer and Chief Actuary since 2020.

Mr Mahlangeni has been appointed as the Chief Risk Officer and Chief Actuary on 14 September 2020.


Tavaziva Madzinga

Chief Executive Officer: Santam Limited

Chief Executive Officer: Santam
Age: 44

Tavaziva is currently Santam Executive Director from 1 April 2022 and Santam CEO effective from 1 July 2022.

Carl Roothman

Chief Executive Officer: Sanlam Investment Group

Chief Executive Officer: Sanlam Investment Group
Age: 52

Mr Roothman was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Sanlam Investment Group on 01 January 2022.

Wikus Olivier

Group Executive: Strategy

Group Executive: Strategy
Nationality: South African
Year of birth: 1974

Mr Olivier has been appointed as Group Executive: Strategy on 1 October 2020 subsequent to the role of Interim Chief Financial Officer.

Sydney Mbhele

Group Executive: Brand

Group Executive: Brand
Age: 47

Mr Mbhele was appointed as Chief Executive: Brand on 1 April 2019.


Anton Gildenhuys

Chief Executive Officer: SA Retail Affluent

Chief Executive Officer: SA Retail Affluent
Age: 46

Mr Gildenhuys was appointed Chief Executive Officer: SA Retail Affluent on 1 September 2020.

Kanyisa Mkhize

Chief Executive Officer: Sanlam Corporate

Chief Executive Officer: Sanlam Corporate
Nationality: South African
Year of birth: 1984
Chief Executive Officer since 2020.

Kanyisa was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Sanlam Corporate in September 2020.

Bongani Madikiza

Chief Executive Officer: SA Retail Mass

Chief Executive Officer: SA Retail Mass
Nationality: South African
Year of birth: 1973
Chief Executive Officer since 2020.

Mr Madikiza has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer: SA Retail Mass on 1 September 2020.

Karl Socikwa

Group Executive: Market Development

Group Executive: Market Development
Nationality: South African
Year of birth: 1969
Group Executive since 2020.

Mr Socikwa has been appointed as the Group Executive: Market Development on 1 September 2020.


Theo Mabaso

Group Chief Information Officer: Group Exco

Group Chief Information Officer: Group Exco
Nationality: South African
Year of birth: 1976

Mr Mabaso is the Group Chief Information Officer and was appointed as a member of Group Exco on 1 January 2022.