Member of the Board of directors
Nationality: South African
Year of birth: 1963
Mr Werth was appointed as Financial Director on 1 October 2016 and has been a member of the Board of directors ever since. He qualifies as an executive director and is a member of the Risk and Compliance committee. He is an expert in accounting, finance, financial markets and investment, general business and risk management.
Mr Werth is a non-executive director of major Sanlam subsidiaries such as Santam, Sanlam Capital Markets, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Sanlam Investment Holdings and Genbel Securities. He also serves as a non-executive member of several Sanlam Group cluster boards such as Sanlam Personal Finance and Sanlam Employee Benefits.
Mr Werth was also a former Chief Executive Officer of Sanlam Emerging Markets (previously Sanlam Developing Markets) from 2005 to 2016. He served as a non-executive director of Shriram Capital (India), Saham Finances (Morocco), Botswana Insurance Holdings and Sanlam Namibia and various other subsidiaries in the SEM cluster. He also worked as Senior General Manager (IT) at Sanlam Life, Financial Director at Sanlam Life and Sanlam Employee Benefits, Manager: Corporate Finance at Gencor, and Financial Director at Kelgran.
Mr Werth is a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA(SA)) and also holds a BHons Accountancy, an MBA and an EDP (Manchester).