Taskeen Ismail appointed chief financial officer of Sanlam Investments


Taskeen Ismail joins Sanlam Investments as CFO, leveraging her expertise to propel the company’s strategic vision and foster sustainable growth, in a career journey that comes full circle.

Taskeen Ismail, a seasoned chartered accountant with extensive experience in corporate finance and enterprise risk management, has been appointed CFO of Sanlam Investments. With a career spanning over 15 years, Taskeen brings her expertise in driving financial excellence, strategic analysis, and corporate finance to support the growth and sustainability of the business.

She explains, “It’s a full circle moment in my career journey, which began with a Sanlam Group bursary to study business science at the University of Cape Town.”

Taskeen later joined Santam in 2008, working in enterprise risk management and corporate finance for five years. She then spent 11 years at Old Mutual, leading their corporate finance team and making significant contributions to the company’s growth and development.

“I am honoured to have joined Sanlam Investments as chief financial officer. My vision is to drive financial excellence and promote sustainable growth across the organisation,” Taskeen elaborates.

With her strong background in enterprise risk management, strategic analysis and corporate finance, she is well-equipped to drive the strategic vision of Sanlam Investments.

Taskeen is excited about what lies ahead. “I look forward to leveraging my experience to support SI’s strategic objectives and deliver value to our stakeholders. I have long admired Sanlam Investments’ mission to invest in the future we need,” she explains.

Taskeen is committed to fostering growth and development within the industry. She served on the Old Mutual and ASISA enterprise and supplier development investment committees, highlighting her dedication to promoting sustainable growth and development.

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