Getting To Know Us
Simeka is a consulting and advisory business that operates in the employee benefits industry.
We offer innovative employee benefits solutions and services to retirement funds, employers, trade unions and to individual members of retirement funds.
Due to the constantly changing employee benefits landscape, our goal is to continue assessing and enhancing our offering to ensure that we meet the needs of our clients.
Our aim is to maximise synergies and cost-efficiencies by blending products and crafting solutions to provide a tailor-made holistic solution.
This approach alleviates risks associated with the potential conflict that arises when a consultancy is part of a one-stop shop arrangement.
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 degree as well as an MBA from the University of Cape Town. Jocelyn has 25 years of experience in the financial services industry and has extensive exposure in asset management, life insurance, broker services, employee benefits and finance.
Managing Director – B.Com
Richard joined Simeka in 2011 and is currently the managing director and an exco member of Sanlam Employee Benefits. He is also a director of Simeka Health and Simeka Wealth. 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 25 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.
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.
Director – B.Com Honours
Avishal joined Simeka in 2014. Avishal is head of Gauteng and leads Simeka’s innovation and communication consulting business. He is also a director of Simeka Health. Avishal is a graduate of the University of Johannesburg with a B.Com degree and obtained his Honours in Accounting Science from UNISA. He has over 9 years of experience in the financial services industry and has consulted to some of the largest corporate retirement funds in South Africa.
Director – B.Com Honours | FASSA
Riaan joined Simeka in 2013 and is head of Simeka’s benefit consulting business. He is also a director of Simeka Wealth. Riaan obtained a B. Com Honours degree specialising in Actuarial Science from the University of Stellenbosch in 2000 and completed his actuarial studies in 2005. He is also a Fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa. Riaan has vast experience in actuarial and strategic employee benefit consulting work. He is approved as a statutory valuator by the Registrar of Pension Funds for defined benefit as well as defined contribution funds. Riaan held various managerial and executive management positions in employee benefit consulting businesses during the past 15 years.
- Our essence: providing customised solutions and services
- Our objective: securing good retirement outcomes for members
- Our passion: financial empowerment
- Our difference: partnering with our clients
With almost 20 years of experience as retirement fund specialists, and offices throughout South Africa, our consultants and expert actuaries are represented on industry bodies beyond Simeka.
They are always informed about new industry developments and play an active role in influencing these changes and to take you along on a financial wellness journey.
Simeka has fully embraced the Treating Customers Fairly (TCF) principles, and implemented a formal TCF policy to ensure that the fair treatment of our clients and potential clients is embedded in the delivery of all our services. This commitment is non-negotiable and fundamental to the way we have done and will continue to do business.
As a member of the Sanlam Group, we have a verified Level 1 B-BBEE status. We are committed to transformation and equality.
Equal employment opportunities are important to us and we are committed to structuring a diverse workforce consistent with South Africa’s demographic outline.
At Simeka, we see corporate social investment (CSI) not only as a way to project our business values to clients and shareholders, but also more importantly as a means to enhance the lives of our employees.
Our approach to CSI contributes to a business model, which in turn helps us achieve our triple bottom line. At the same time, we are developing and enhancing the experience of employees within the organisation. We have been able to create a strong and meaningful connection between what we are doing, why we are doing it and what our business is all about. In our experience, CSI is not simply about giving it is also about growing and receiving.
Our ultimate aim is to create a company all our stakeholders are proud to be associated with. One of the areas of focus of our CSI efforts has been the development of life skills. We believe members of our staff can play a valuable role in developing the life skills students and the underprivileged need in order to be successful and grasp the opportunities that come their way.
Winner of the POA Imbasa Yegolide award for actuarial firm of the year.
Communication Consultants to the winner of the IRF Best Practices Industry Awards competition in the category Best Communications Campaign.