Dirk Viljoen


Job Title: Group CFO

Company: Hollard


Dirk Viljoen has been the group CFO of Hollard since October 2018.

Dirk holds a masters of science degree from the University of Witwatersrand as well as a bachelor of science degree from the University of Johannesburg. He is also a fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries in Edinburgh.

Prior to his appointment as group CFO, Dirk served in various actuarial roles within the Hollard Group. Before this, he served as a technical manager at Fedsure. He also served as a risk manager at Commercial Union Asset Managers in Cape Town.

He holds directorship roles on the boards of various companies under the Hollard Holdings group, as well as non-executive directorship roles and chairman positions. He is also a director on the boards of Clarendon Transport Union and Ooba.

For his work as the group CFO of Hollard, Dirk was nominated for the 2021 CFO Awards and walked away with the Transformation & Empowerment Award.

2018 – Present     Group CFO, Hollard
2012 – 2018          Chief actuary, Hollard
2012 – 2015          Statutory actuary, Covision life
2008 – 2012          Alternate statutory actuary, Hollard
2001 – 2008          General actuarial support, Hollard
2000 – 2001          Technical Manager, Fedsure
1999 – 2000          Product development: Risk, Fedsure
1998 – 1999          Risk manager, Commercial Union Asset Managers
1997 – 1998          General actuarial duties, Sage Life

2012                        MSc, University of Witwatersrand
2006                        Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries (Edinburgh)
1996                        BSc, University of Johannesburg

About company: Hollard is an insurance group based in South Africa that operates under two insurance licences: short term and life.

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