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Elias Masilela

Independent Non-Executive Director

Nationality: South African

Year of birth: 1964

Mr Masilela was appointed to the Board of Directors on 01 October 2019. He qualifies as an independent non-executive director. The Board has appointed him as an expert in life insurance, general insurance and empowerment.

He is currently Executive Chairman of DNA Economics, Commissioner of the 1st & 2nd National Planning Commission, and Chairman of several influential entities in South Africa, namely V&A Waterfront, Absa Asset Management and Capital Harvest. He has recently taken up the chairpersonship of the National Task Force on Impact Investing in South Africa.

He is a member of the Boards of the MultiChoice Group, MultiChoice SA, Alternative Prosperity Holdings, Future Planet Capital in London, Strate, Absa Financial Services as well as the Eskom Pension and Provident Fund.

Previously, he was CEO of the PIC, Head of Policy Analysis at Sanlam, Acting Deputy Director-General of Economic Policy in the National Treasury, and Director of Research for the Central Bank of Swaziland. He was also a member of the Boards of the South African Reserve Bank, the Government Employee Pension Fund, the Airports Company SA, as well as the UN Global Compact (UNGC). He was also Chairman of the SA Local Network. Until recently, he was Chairman of Economic Research Southern Africa and member of the Avior Capital Markets Board.

Mr Masilela is the founder of many initiatives such as the Financial Sector Charter Council, Social Security and Retirement Reform, UNGC Africa Implementation Agenda for the SDGs and the Ratepayers Association network in Swaziland, amongst others.

He has published and lectured widely and he is a public speaker and commentator.

Mr Masilela has won the Top 40 of Alan Paton Award in 2007 and ranked as the 14th influential player for the Sovereign Wealth Funds Institute, 2013. His most recent book, entitled Larry, Simply Larry, September 2018, is changing lives.

He holds a BA Degree in Social Sciences from the University of Swaziland, MSc in Economic Policy and Analysis from Addis Ababa University as well as several professional certificates from Harvard University.

 

 

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http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Paul HanrattyPaul HanrattyIndependent Non-executive Director. Director since 2017.06006.00000000000000https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/PAULHANRATTY.PNG?RENDITIONID=5, https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/PAULHANRATTY.PNG?RENDITIONID=5
http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Sipho NkosiSipho NkosiLead Independent Director. Independent Non-executive Director. Director since 2006.03003.00000000000000https://www.sanlam.com/productcatalog/SanlamPeoplePhotos/Sipho_Nkosi.jpg, https://www.sanlam.com/productcatalog/SanlamPeoplePhotos/Sipho_Nkosi.jpg
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http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Jurie StrydomJurie StrydomAppointed Chief Executive Officer: Sanlam Personal Finance in 2017.0022.000000000000000https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/JURIE-STRYDOM.PNG, https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/JURIE-STRYDOM.PNG
http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Karabo NondumoKarabo NondumoIndependent Non-executive Director. Director since 2015.09009.00000000000000https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/KARABO NONDUMO.PNG?RENDITIONID=5, https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/KARABO NONDUMO.PNG?RENDITIONID=5
http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Lizé LambrechtsLizé LambrechtsAppointed Chief Executive Officer: Santam Limited in 2015.0044.000000000000000https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/LIZE LAMBRECHTS.PNG?RENDITIONID=5, https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/LIZE LAMBRECHTS.PNG?RENDITIONID=5
http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Mathukana MokokaMathukana MokokaIndependent Non-executive Director. Director since March 2018.00013.0000000000000https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/MATHUKANA-MOKOKA.PNG?RENDITIONID=5&HEIGHT=86, https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/MATHUKANA-MOKOKA.PNG?RENDITIONID=5&HEIGHT=86
http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Rejoice SimelaneRejoice SimelaneNon-executive Director. Director since 2004.100010.0000000000000https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/REJOICE SIMELANE.PNG?RENDITIONID=5, https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/REJOICE SIMELANE.PNG?RENDITIONID=5
http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Robert RouxRobert RouxAppointed Chief Executive Officer: Sanlam Investments in 2015.0088.000000000000000https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/ROBERTROUX.PNG?RENDITIONID=5, https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/ROBERTROUX.PNG?RENDITIONID=5
http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Shirley ZinnShirley ZinnIndependent Non-executive Director. Director since December 2018.130012.0000000000000https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/SHIRLEY-ZINN.PNG, https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/SHIRLEY-ZINN.PNG
http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Sydney MbheleSydney MbheleAppointed Chief Executive Officer: Sanlam Brand in 2019.0010.0000000000000https://www.sanlam.com/productcatalog/SanlamPeoplePhotos/SDNEY-MBHELE.PNG, https://www.sanlam.com/productcatalog/SanlamPeoplePhotos/SDNEY-MBHELE.PNG
http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Temba MvusiTemba MvusiAppointed Chief Executive Officer: Group Market Development in 2004. Executive Director. Director since 2009.08055.000000000000008.00000000000000https://www.sanlam.com/productcatalog/SanlamPeoplePhotos/Temba Mvusi.png?RENDITIONID=5, https://www.sanlam.com/productcatalog/SanlamPeoplePhotos/Temba Mvusi.png?RENDITIONID=5
http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Thinus Alsworth-ElveyThinus Alsworth-ElveyAppointed Chief Executive Officer: Sanlam Corporate in 2019.0011.0000000000000https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/THINUS-ALSWORTH.PNG, https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/THINUS-ALSWORTH.PNG
http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Wikus OlivierWikus OlivierAppointed Acting Chief Financial Officer: Sanlam Limited in 2019.01212.00000000000000https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/WIKUS_OLIVIER.PNG, https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/WIKUS_OLIVIER.PNG
http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Andrew BirrellAndrew BirrellIndependent Non-executive Director. Director since 2019.0505.00000000000000https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/ANDREW BIRRELL.PNG, https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/ANDREW BIRRELL.PNG
http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Anton BothaAnton BothaChairman: HR Committee. Independent Non-executive Director. Director since 2006.05004.00000000000000https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/ANTON BOTHA.PNG?RENDITIONID=5, https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/ANTON BOTHA.PNG?RENDITIONID=5
http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Anton GildenhuysAnton GildenhuysAppointed Chief Actuary and Chief Risk Officer: Sanlam Limited in 2015.0033.000000000000000https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/ANTON_GILDENHUYS.JPG, https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/ANTON_GILDENHUYS.JPG
http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Chris SwanepoelChris SwanepoelIndependent Non-executive Director. Director since 2011.110011.0000000000000https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/CHRIS SWANEPOEL.PNG?RENDITIONID=5, https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/CHRIS SWANEPOEL.PNG?RENDITIONID=5
http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Heinie WerthHeinie WerthAppointed Chief Executive Officer: Sanlam Emerging Markets in 2019. Executive Director. Director since 2016.12099.0000000000000014.0000000000000https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/HEINIE WERTH.PNG?RENDITIONID=5, https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/HEINIE WERTH.PNG?RENDITIONID=5
http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Ian KirkIan KirkAppointed Group Chief Executive Officer in 2015. Executive Director. Director since 2015.07011.000000000000007.00000000000000https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/IAN KERK.PNG?RENDITIONID=5, https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/IAN KERK.PNG?RENDITIONID=5
http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Johan van ZylJohan van ZylChairman. Non-executive Director. Director since 2016.01001.00000000000000https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/JOHAN VAN ZYL.PNG?RENDITIONID=5, https://www.sanlam.com/PRODUCTCATALOG/SANLAMPEOPLEPHOTOS/JOHAN VAN ZYL.PNG?RENDITIONID=5
http://www.sanlam.co.za/about/company/sanlam/Elias MasilelaElias MasilelaIndependent Non-Executive Director since 201916016.0000000000000http://www-admin.sanlam.com:81/productcatalog/SanlamPeoplePhotos/Elias_Masilela.png, /productcatalog/SanlamPeoplePhotos/Elias_Masilela.png

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