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Leading by example

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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Leader in Financial

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.

Sanlam EVP - Leadership

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.

Emerging Markets
Developed Markets

A sustainable business

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A Sustainable Business

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.

  • Extent of Our Business

    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

    Extent of our business


  • Share Price Growth

    Year on year the industry evolves and brings about new challenges, and we continue to perform as we face each new frontier.

    Share Price Growth


Nurturing and growing our leaders

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Nurturing and growing our leaders

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.

Sanlam EVP - Nurture & Grow Leaders

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:

  • Executive Leadership Programme in partnership with the Gordon Institute of Business Science;
  • Senior Management and Business Management Programmes in partnership with University of Stellenbosch Business School; and
  • Graduate Leadership Programme

There is a high level of executive involvement in
these programmes.

Sanlam EVP - Nurture & Grow Leaders