We are committed to transformation and sustainable progress, to creating a world worth living in. We invest in our communities, our environment and will continue to empower people to live their best possible lives.
We are WealthsmithsTM and if you work for us, you work for a company that wants to make a positive difference to the lives of the communities in which it operates, but most importantly to the lives of its staff.
For nearly 100 years we’ve been committed to achieving at the highest level, to doing what needs to be done, time and time again. Why? Because we know that success depends on a steadfast commitment to pursuing it in a resolutely determined and purposeful manner.This is what makes us leaders, and this is what makes us WealthsmithsTM.
Our WealthsmithTM culture is rooted in sincerity, respect and care for each other and our extended communities. We are focused on doing the right things and doing them together.
We believe in a deeper reward that comes from a job well done and knowing that what you do makes a very real, tangible difference in the world.
To us growth means never being satisfied with where you are and wanting to do more and do it better. As WealthsmithsTM we know that our work is never done. And we know we are only as good as our people. This is why we inspire and encourage continual learning and growth.
For nearly 100 years we’ve been committed to achieving at the highest level, and to diligently doing what needs to be done, time and time again. We know that success depends on a steadfast commitment to pursuing it in a resolutely determined and purposeful manner.
Leader in Financial Services
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Sanlam has transformed itself from a South African life insurance company to a fully diversified pan-African financial services group with a global footprint and focus in emerging markets, especially in Africa.
We are the financial services Group with the largest insurance footprint in Africa
In recent years the business has successfully expanded, with an extensive African footprint in more than 30 countries on the continent. We offer financial services in five focused expertise areas: Insurance, Financial Planning, Retirement, Investments and Wealth.
A sustainable business
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Sanlam is a company known for successful execution of its strategy. With the generation of sustainable profits year on year, it is a business which provides a stable and engaging working environment.
Largest Pan-African footprint as an Insurance Group
SIM Total assets under management R787 billion
Market cap of >R140bn / US$9bn
More than 470 000 shareholders
Paid out R112 billion to policy holders
Number of staff more than 17 000
As at end 2015
Year on year the industry evolves and brings about new challenges, and we continue to perform as we face each new frontier.
Nurturing and growing our leaders
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We take leadership seriously and commit to continuously nurture and grow leaders at all levels of the business. It is not left to chance. Leadership development and succession management are integral to our talent management strategy. We work hard at developing a strong pipeline of internal leaders who are equipped to advance when opportunities present themselves.
The annual CEO Future Leaders and Senior Leaders Conferences create networking opportunities for selected employees to connect with colleagues from across the business clusters and across the globe.
Our core leadership development programmes, driven at Group level, are:
There is a high level of executive involvement in these programmes.