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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Sanlam LinkedIn’s CEOs Meet

1st June 2018

Sanlam, this week hosted LinkedIn’s CEOs Meet at the Alice Lane auditorium in Sandton. The event was LinkedIn’s first CEO event on the African continent and CEOs, executives and senior managers from various corporates in Johannesburg attended the high-powered session themed “Digital Transformation and Social Leadership”.

Panel guests included John Herlihy, Managing Director of LinkedIn Europe, Middle East and Africa; Zoaib Hoosen, Managing Director of Microsoft South Africa; Katlego Maphai, Co-Founder and CEO of Yoco; Andre Fredericks, CIO at Indie; and Tashmia Ismail, CEO of the recently launched Youth Employment Service (Yes).

"With 6.5 million professionals in South Africa on LinkedIn, it has become one of our most important recruitment platforms. We run five career life pages directly on the platform, showcasing what we offer to our target talent segments. We also have a few recruiters across the Group with licenses to recruit directly from this platform."

According to John Herlihy, Managing Director of LinkedIn Europe, the session aimed to provide further insight into what work should look like in future and the impact of artificial intelligence. "Overall, we’re very optimistic about the opportunities that digitisation and AI will create," says John.

"Furthermore, it’s important for any company to be on LinkedIn because that’s where important business issues are discussed. It provides an incredible platform to identify and hire talent. It’s talent that drives organisations and there’s no better place to find that talent than LinkedIn,” adds John.

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