Heinie Werth


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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.

2019 - Present          CEO Emerging Markets, Sanlam
2016 – 2019             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.


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