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 has been appointed to the Board of Directors on 1 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 has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2004. He is a non-executive director, Deputy Chair of Sanlam, and a member of the Nominations and Human Resources and Remuneration Committees.

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 Board of Directors on 1 September 2019, and he qualifies as an independent non-executive director.

Anton Botha

Non-executive Director

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

Anton Botha has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2006. He qualified as an independent non-executive director until 10 June 2020.


Paul Hanratty

Group Chief Executive Officer. Executive Director

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.

Karabo Nondumo

Independent Non-executive Director

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

Ms Nondumo has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2015.

Kobus Möller

Independent Non-Executive Director

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

Mr Möller was appointed to the Board of Directors on 1 January 2020. He qualifies as an independent non-executive director.

Nicolaas Kruger

Independent Non-executive Director

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

Mr Kruger was appointed to the Board of Directors in May 2020.


Jeanett Modise

Chief Executive Human Resources. Executive Director

Chief Executive Human Resources. Executive Director
Nationality: South African
Year of birth: 1964
Director since 2019.

Ms Modise was appointed as Chief Executive Group Human Resources and Executive Director in 2019.

Mathukana Mokoka

Independent Non-executive Director

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

Ms Mokoka has been a member of the Board of Directors since March 2018.

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.

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 Sanlam’s Lead Independent Director of the Sanlam Board on effective 19 December 2016.


Johan van Zyl

Non-executive Director

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

Dr Van Zyl has been a member of the Board of Directors since 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 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.

Shirley Zinn

Independent Non-executive Director

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

Prof. Zinn has been a member of the Board of Directors since December 2018.

Ebenezer Essoka

Independent Non-executive Director

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

Ebenezer Essoka has been appointed as a member of the Board of Directors on 18 June 2021.


Willem van Biljon

Independent Non-executive Director

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

Willem van Biljon has been appointed as a member of the Board of Directors on 13 August 2021.

Ndivhuwo Manyonga

Independent Non-executive Director

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

Ndivhuwo Manyonga has been appointed as a member of the Board of Directors on 6 December 2021.


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.

Jeanett Modise

Chief Executive Human Resources

Chief Executive Human Resources. Executive Director
Nationality: South African
Year of birth: 1964
Director since 2019.

Ms Modise was appointed as Chief Executive Group Human Resources and Executive Director in 2019.


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.

Lizé Lambrechts

Chief Executive Officer: Santam Limited

Chief Executive Officer: Santam
Age: 57

Ms Lambrechts was appointed Chief Executive of Santam on 1 January 2015.

Jurie Strydom

Chief Executive Officer: Life and Savings

Chief Executive Officer: Life and Savings
Age: 45

Mr Strydom was appointed Chief Executive: Life and Savings on 1 September 2020.

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.