Sanlam: Heinie Werth

Heinie Werth has been Financial Director since October 2016. He is also Non-Executive Director of major Sanlam subsidiaries: Shriram Capital (India), Botswana Insurance Holdings and Sanlam Namibia.

Heinie Carl Werth has been the Financial Director of Sanlam Limited and Sanlam Life Insurance Limited since October 2016. He has been Executive Director of Sanlam Limited and Sanlam Life Insurance Limited since 2002. Heinie served as Chief Executive Officer of Sanlam Emerging Markets (Pty) Limited from December 2005 to October 2016 and as the Chief Executive Officer of Sanlam Developing Markets Limited at Sanlam Limited since December 2005. He served as Financial Director of Sanlam Life Insurance Ltd since April 2002. He joined the Sanlam Group in 1998. In 2001, he participated in an EDP from the Manchester Business School. He holds B. Accountancy Honours, and an MBA degree from Stellenbosch University. He is a Chartered Accountant.

2016 – Present        Financial Director, Sanlam
2002– Present         Executive Director of Sanlam Limited and Sanlam Life                                                  Insurance Ltd
2006 – 2016             Non-Executive Director of Botswana Insurance Holdings Ltd
2005 – 2016             Chief Executive Officer, Sanlam Emerging Markets (Pty) Ltd 
2002 –2005              Financial Director, Sanlam Life Insurance Ltd 
1998 - 2002               Various positions, Sanlam

2001                          EDP, Manchester
                                   MBA, Stellenbosch University
                                   B.Acc, Hons. Stellenbosch University

About Sanlam: Sanlam is a South African financial services group headquartered in Cape Town, and listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and the Namibian Stock Exchange. Established in 1918 as a life insurance company, Sanlam Group has developed over time into a diversified financial services business. Through its business clusters – Sanlam Personal Finance, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Sanlam Investments, Sanlam Corporate and Santam – the group provides financial solutions to individual and institutional clients across all market segments.

The group's areas of expertise include insurance, financial planning, retirement, trusts, wills, short-term insurance, asset management, risk management and capital market activities, investment and wealth. The group operates in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Mozambique, India, Malaysia and the UK and has business interests in the US, Australia and the Philippines. It has a stake in leading global micro-insurance specialists, UK-based Micro-Ensure Holdings Limited, which has a footprint across Africa and India servicing more than 10 million enrolled clients.

Sanlam reported a revenue of R8 billion in the year ended 31 December 2016 and 15 856 employees.