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Executive Committee


Hillie Meyer
Hillie Meyer
Group Chief Executive Officer
Academic qualifications:
BCom (Econometrics), Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries
Experience:

Hillie Meyer joined MMI on 15 February 2018, prior to this, Hillie was the Managing Partner of Nodus Investment Managers, a niche private equity manager he co-founded in 2010. He retired as the Managing Director of the Momentum Group in 2005, a position he held for nine years. Before that, he had exposure to a wide range of actuarial and management positions in the Momentum Group which he joined in 1988. He also worked for Volkskas Pension Services (from 1985 to 1987) and Old Mutual (from 1983 to 1985).

Risto Ketola
Group Finance Director
Academic qualifications:
BSc, CFA Charterholder, Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries
LinkedIn
Experience:

Risto joined MMI in August 2016 to head up investor relations and business performance management. In this position, Risto was responsible for the investor relations function as well as the design, approval, monitoring, and reporting of balanced scorecards at various levels for the group. Risto has extensive experience as a financial services analyst and researcher with Standard Bank, Ketola Research and Deutsche Bank. As Chief Financial Officer, Risto is responsible for Investor Relations, Business Performance, Group Reporting, Finance Group-wide Services, Mergers and Acquisitions and Balance Sheet Management at MMI.

Jeanette Marais
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
CEO: Momentum Investments, Momentum Intermediary Solutions, Group Marketing
Academic qualifications:
B.Sc. (Mathematics and Statistics), MBA (With Honours)
LinkedIn
Experience:

Jeanette Marais joined MMI Holdings on 1 March 2018 as Deputy Chief Executive Officer. She is also CEO of Momentum Investments. Her portfolio also includes marketing of the MMI Group of companies, as well as distribution through independent financial advisers. Jeanette was previously an executive director at Allan Gray and has extensive knowledge of the retail investments market, intermediary distribution and operational aspects of retail asset management. Jeanette started her career at Momentum in 1990 to 1999, responsible for sales and marketing for the group and Momentum Administration Services. She filled executive level positions at Stanlib and Old Mutual before joining Allan Gray in 2009.

Thinus Alsworth-Elvey
CEO: Momentum Corporate and Health
Academic qualifications:
BCom, LLB, LLM, HDip Tax, CFP
Experience:

Thinus has 20 years financial services experience and was the Acting Chief Executive of Metropolitan Employee Benefits at the time of the merger with Momentum in 2010. After the merger, he served as Head of Large Corporate Business in Momentum Employee Benefits with responsibility for all product functions and sales in the Large Corporate Market. In 2014, he took up the position of Chief Executive of Life Insurance for MMI, focusing on the two Retail, Corporate and International market segments. In 2016 he was appointed as Chief Executive of the Investments and Savings business, and he has overall responsibility for the UK Market Segment.

Zureida Ebrahim
CEO: Client Engagement Solutions
Academic qualifications:
BCom Economics and Law, MAP
Experience:

Zureida started her career at Momentum in 2004 as the Head of Employer Services. Later, she headed up operations for the joint venture between Momentum and FNB, before taking up the role of Head: Momentum Client, where she was accountable for customer service and customer management. Her next challenge involved integrating Multiply into the Momentum client value proposition; this led to her becoming CEO of Client Engagement Solutions, which is her current role. Zureida also chaired Momentum’s Junior Board and Momentum’s first-ever innovation programme.

Andrew Le Roux
Group Chief Business Transformation Officer
Academic qualifications:
B.Sc. (Actuarial Science)
LinkedIn
Experience:

Andrew is a qualified actuary with 24 years of experience in the financial services industry. He worked most recently as a consultant focusing on CEO mentorship and assisting various companies to clarify their strategic vision and direction. Prior to that Andrew was an Executive at Mutual & Federal responsible for iWYZE and various other direct distribution short-term insurance initiatives. Andrew also filled several other senior positions at Old Mutual, including heading up Mass Market Business Development (across Mexico and various African countries) and leading Finance, Risk and Customer Solutions in the South African Mass Market business. Andrew’s role as part of MMI Group Exco will be to support the MMI Exco in driving and enabling various business initiatives that the Exco has identified as being critical to the future success of the group.

Johann le Roux
CEO: Life Insurance, Momentum Financial Planning, Legacy Solutions, Lending
Academic qualifications:
B.Sc. Mathematical Statistics (Honours), Fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa, MBA
Experience:

Johann was appointed to the MMI Executive committee on 1 April 2018. Johann has an extensive history with Momentum and MMI. He joined Momentum in 1998 as part of the corporate actuarial team, thereafter progressing into life product development and the subsequent management of Momentum’s life insurance business. Johann joined the Momentum executive committee in 2005. In the period to follow he assumed executive responsibility for Momentum’s legacy and new generation insurance and savings solutions, as well as the Momentum Group’s sales and distribution functions. Johann was appointed CEO of Momentum Retail in 2010 when MMI was created. He retired from full-time executive responsibilities in 2011, thereafter assisting MMI with a number of strategic initiatives.

Jan Lubbe
Group Chief Risk Officer
Academic qualifications:
CA (SA), MComm, MBA
LinkedIn
Experience:

Jan Lubbe was previously Chief Risk Officer at Barclays Africa Group. He worked at KPMG in South Africa and England, at Goldman Sachs as an Executive Director and at FirstRand as Chief Risk Officer.

Nontokozo Madonsela
Nontokozo Madonsela
Group Chief Marketing Officer
Academic qualifications:
Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
LinkedIn
Experience:

Nontokozo Madonsela has over 18 years of experience in brands and marketing. She specialised in marketing and brand strategy, creative development process, delivery of brand and corporate identity and strategic execution of advertising and marketing campaigns. Nontokozo was formerly Executive Head of Marketing for Personal and Business Banking at a leading South African bank. Prior to that Nontokozo worked in the transport, telecommunications, insurance and fast moving consumer goods industries.

Linda Mthenjane
Chief Executive: Human Capital
Academic qualifications:
BA (Hons) Psychology, MA Clinical Psychology
LinkedIn
Experience:

Linda, who is a clinical psychologist, has over twenty years’ experience in Human Capital and brings a combination of skills which include diversity management, organisational design and development, leadership development and coaching, talent management and remuneration strategy. In her last role at FNB International, she supported businesses on the African continent and in India, giving her experience and skills in an emerging market context. Linda’s role at MMI includes leading the full Human Capital strategy across MMI and comprises of Organisational Development, HR operations and Transformation work.

Herman Schoeman
CEO: Guardrisk and Short-term Insurance
Academic qualifications:
BCom, MBA
LinkedIn
Experience:

Herman joined Guardrisk in June 1999 as General Manager and was appointed Managing Director in August 2002. Prior to joining Guardrisk, Schoeman spent ten years at the Financial Services Board as a financial analyst for the insurance department. He has a BCom degree and an MBA from the University of Pretoria.

Peter Tshiguvho
CEO: Metropolitan Retail
Academic qualifications:
BA, MBA, CFP
LinkedIn
Experience:

Peter joined Metropolitan in February 2017 as Head of Channel. He has extensive financial services distribution experience, having fulfilled various distribution related roles across both lower-income and affluent markets, both in South Africa and Rest of Africa as well as across different product segments. Prior to joining Metropolitan, Peter was with Old Mutual as the head of corporate and public worksites, prior to which head of distribution responsible for sales and distribution in countries where Old Mutual had a presence.

Ashlene van der Colff
Group Chief Operating Officer
Academic qualifications:
CA (SA), BSocSc, BCom Honours, PGDip Accounting, HDip Tax Law
LinkedIn
Experience:

Ashlene is a chartered accountant with many years’ experience in the financial services sector. She is a former partner of KPMG in the financial services division. She has also served in the capacity of trustee to a charitable organisation and curator to a life company. Prior to joining MMI in May 2016 as Chief Audit Executive, Ashlene was the divisional director of operations for the corporate division of a life company. She is a business leader and strategist with a proven track record in implementing business processes. As Group Head of Operations, Ashlene is responsible for ensuring that MMI operations and work practices are robust, effective and efficient in delivering to our clients and the business across the value chain of operations.

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