LLB Law Rhodes University
Head of Legal and Compliance and Company Secretariat of Sanlam Investments
Mtshali's journey at Sanlam started more than a decade ago when the company asked him to apply for the position of company secretary. Once inside he found that Sanlam employees' drive, focus, and supportive nature distinguished the company from its competitors.
In 2007 a bigger opportunity knocked at his door when the coveted position of Head of Legal and Compliance became vacant. Initially hesitant, Mtshali consulted his then boss, who advised him to go for it.
His advice from his COO, Robert Roux, was to focus on his strengths and surround himself with people he could trust– which is exactly what he did. Over the years, he has taken advantage of a number of opportunities to further his career. In 2008 Mtshali started a leadership programme where he and a few colleagues worked on a strategy to expand Sanlam Investments' footprint globally. In 2013, he started an executive leadership course at the GIBS Business School in Gauteng. Mtshali describes the programmes as a wonderful experiences and advises young professionals to believe in themselves and work hard.