Hennie Nel joined Santam from PwC, where he had worked since 1993. He spent three years working abroad for PwC, which took him to South East Asia and the UK. His range of experience within the financial services industry covers general and life insurance as well as banking and investment management.
Nel oversees Santam Ltd, MiWay group of companies, Centriq group of companies, Santam Structured Insurance group of companies, Sanlam Emerging Markets, FBN General Insurance Ltd. (Nigeria), Santam Namibia, A number of specialist Underwriting Managers, Indwe and Brolink.
Nel is married with two children and is a keen runner, having completed five Two Oceans Ultra Marathons between 2012 and 2018.
2012 - Present Chief Financial Officer, Santam Ltd
2005 - 2012 Financial Services Leader, Western Cape, PwC Cape Town
2001 - 2005 Partner, PwC Cape Town
1996 - 1999 Audit Manager, PwC London
1995 - 1996 Audit Manager, PwC Singapore
1993 - 1995 Training, PwC Cape Town
Chartered Accountant (SA)
Associate Member, CIMA
About Santam: Santam is the leading general insurer in South Africa with a market share of more than 22 percent. They provide a diverse range of general insurance products and services in southern Africa and internationally through a network of 2,700 intermediaries and direct channels.
Job title: CFO
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