Santam short term insurer

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Executive management

Executive management

Financial Services
BComm (Hons), CA(SA)
Appointed 2002
Overall responsibility for the finance function of the company, including financial reporting, corporate finance, investments, tax, internal audit, enterprise risk management, group procurement and corporate legal services. Also represents Santam on the boards of group and associated companies.

Chief Executive Officer
FCA (Ireland), CA(SA), HDip BDP (Wits)
Appointed 2007
Responsible for executing strategic plans and policies approved by the board of directors; provides leadership and direction in realising the company's philosophy and achieving its mission, strategy, annual goals and objectives; and ensures the company meets or exceeds its targets, thereby growing profitability sustainably over the medium to long term.

Market Development
BA, ELP (Wharton School of Business), MAP (Wits), PDP (UCT)
Appointed 2008
Responsible for strategic stakeholder relations; provides strategic input into developing and growing the business in new markets and explores new intermediary opportunities in unserviced markets; drives group-wide transformation to ensure business sustainability, setting targets and ensuring the company meets its broad-based black economic empowerment responsibilities.

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Information Management
MDP (University of Pretoria)
Appointed 2007
Overall responsibility for information technology (IT); tactically enables the achievement of business strategy by leveraging information and technology; oversees the building of systems capabilities to enhance Santam's agility and operational effectiveness; and ensures the efficient operation of the company's IT infrastructure.

Broker Distribution
Appointed 1992 (Appointed to Executive Management 2005)
Responsible for growing gross premium income and underwriting profit through the company's intermediated distribution channels; manages the efforts of business partners and intermediary distribution employees, analyses the competitive environment and develops future strategies to strengthen the company's competitive position.

Risk Services
BBusSc (Hons), FIA, FASSA, MCR (IMD)
Appointed 2010
Responsible for the underwriting function (including strategy, pricing and sustainability); product solutions; actuarial services (including rating, capital modelling and solvency management); developing and implementing reinsurance strategy; and developing Santam Re into a growth and profit contributor for the Group. Oversees the development and maintenance of systems and processes to support the operation of these functions.

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MCompt, CA(SA)
Appointed 2008
Responsible for the management of the claims value chain, including client services, processing and procurement for superior delivery of client service and optimal insurance results. Further responsible for the attainment of the financial sector charter procurement dimensions; and ensures efficient policy administration and operation of sales and administration contact centres.

People and Brand Services
BA LLB, MBA, HDip Tax (Admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa)
Appointed 2009
Responsible for marketing and communications, and for human resources. Marketing and communications maintains a strong focus on client attraction, retention and satisfaction. Human resources incorporates employee well-being and development in their broadest form and stays abreast of international best practice in talent management.

Specialist Business
Appointed 2003 (Appointed to Executive Management 2010)
Responsible for developing and expanding the underwriting manager model, niche segments, affinity markets and specialist insurance (including Centriq); provides strategic input to each business; promotes growth and profit objectives; and focuses on growing individual businesses by advancing entrepreneurship and specialist skills through partnerships, building on the synergies and support of Santam.

René Otto, Chief Executive Officer of MiWay Insurance, and Ebrahim Asmal, Executive Head: Group Sourcing, have joined the executive management of Santam with effect 1 January 2012.

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