Director – B.Com
Jocelyn joined Sanlam in 2011 and currently holds the position of Head of Finance and Operations for Sanlam Corporate. Jocelyn holds a B. Com (Acc) degree as well as an MBA from the University of Cape Town and completed the GIBS Executive Leadership Development programme. Jocelyn has 25 years of experience in the financial services industry and has extensive exposure in asset management, life insurance, broker services, employee benefits, operations, strategy and finance.
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Director and Chair – B.Com
Richard joined Simeka in 2011 and is currently the managing director of Simeka Consultants and Actuaries and an Exco member of Sanlam Corporate. Richard is a graduate of the University of Port Elizabeth with a B. Com degree and holds a Diploma in Investment Management. He has over 20 years of experience within the employee benefits industry, has served on various industry bodies and has also consulted extensively to labour on retirement fund-related matters.
Chief Client Officer – BCom Honours (Actuarial Science)
Rigitté van Zyl joined Sanlam Corporate as Chief Client Officer in January 2020. Rigitté holds a BCom Honours degree in Actuarial Science from the University of Stellenbosch, and she is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (FIA). Rigitté has 12 years’ experience in the insurance industry and is a qualified actuary. Her experience includes product development and pricing in the health and employee benefits industry.
Managing Director – B.Com. Hons
Sharon joined Sanlam Healthcare Distribution Services in 2009 and is currently Managing Director of Simeka Health Pty Ltd and joined Sanlam Life in 2004. Sharon is a graduate of the Rand Afrikaans University with a B.Com Hons. degree and completed the GIBS Global Executive Leadership Programme in 2007. Sharon has over 12 years of experience in the healthcare industry.
Director – MBA
Viresh is the Managing Executive of Corporate Distribution. He is a Fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa and holds a BBusSc (Actuarial) as well as an MBA from the University of Cape Town. Viresh has 10 years of experience in the employee benefits industry and has been a part of the Sanlam Benchmark research team for most of that time.