1 October 2018
Mr De Villiers joined Sanlam in 1993 and rose through the ranks, becoming the CEO of SEB in 2013. Mr De Villiers will also step down as chairman of Simeka, an independent consulting business operating in the employee benefits industry.
Ms Jocelyn Hathaway has been appointed to act in the position of CEO until a permanent appointment is made. Ms Hathaway has been with Sanlam since 2011 and currently holds the position of head of finance and operations at Sanlam Corporate. She holds a B.Com degree as well as an MBA from the University of Cape Town and has 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. Over the years, Ms Hathaway has gained extensive exposure in asset management, life insurance, broker services, employee benefits and finance.
Says Mr Temba Mvusi, acting CEO of Sanlam Corporate: “Dawie has added significant value to Sanlam during his tenure over the past 25 years. SEB, which is part of Sanlam Corporate, is a resilient business with a strong leadership team and highly capable staff. I am confident that we have a team with the requisite capacity and commitment to sustain the performance of the business until we can appoint a new chief executive for the business. We respect and appreciate Dawie’s decision to further advance his career and wish him well for the future.”