Board of Directors

Simeka

Chairman – BSc | FIA

Dawie de Villiers

Dawie joined Sanlam in 1993 and is currently chief executive officer of Sanlam Employee Benefits and chairman of Simeka. A graduate of the University of Stellenbosch with a BSc in Statistics, Dawie is also a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries. Dawie has vast experience in the employee benefits and investment management industry.

Simeka

Managing Director – B.Com

Richard Tyler

Richard joined Simeka in 2011 and is currently the managing director and an exco member of Sanlam Employee Benefits. 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’ experience within the employee benefits industry, has served on various industry bodies and has also consulted extensively to labour on retirement fund-related matters.

Simeka

Director – B.Proc.LLB

Mbusowemvelo (Mbuso) Mtshali

Mbuso joined Sanlam in 2004 and is currently head of legal, compliance and the company secretary of Sanlam Investments. Mbuso is a graduate of the University of Rhodes with a B.Proc LLB degree. Mbuso has a very good knowledge of the employee benefits and investment management industries, coupled with a strong legal and compliance background.

Simeka

Director – B.Com

Michele Jennings

Michele joined Sanlam in 2008 and is currently the chief executive officer of Sanlam Group Risk and a director on a number of boards of other companies. Michele is a graduate of the University of KwaZulu-Natal with a B.Com degree and a Certificate in Theory of Accounting. She is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and also holds a Diploma in Financial Management from the University of Cape Town. Michele has extensive exposure in individual life, specialised finance, internal audit, information technology and employee benefits.