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Executive Committee


Nicolaas Kruger
Nicolaas Kruger
Group Chief Executive Officer
Academic qualifications:
BCom, FFA, FASSA, AMP (Oxford)
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Experience:

Nicolaas Kruger started his career at Momentum as an actuarial assistant in July 1991. He was appointed as chief actuary of Momentum in 1997 and held this statutory role for 10 years up to the beginning of 2007. He became chief financial officer of Momentum Group in 2007 and was appointed chief executive officer of Momentum Group in January 2009. In December 2010, he was appointed group chief executive officer of MMI Holdings following the merger between Metropolitan and Momentum. His other directorships include Association for Savings and Investment South Africa (ASISA), MMI Group Ltd and various other subsidiary companies within the MMI Holdings group.

Mary Vilakazi
Group finance director and deputy chief executive officer
Academic qualifications:
BCom (Hons), HDip Auditing, CA(SA)
LinkedIn
Experience:

Mary is a chartered accountant with a wealth of experience in financial services. Prior to this; she was the Chief Financial Officer of the Mineral Services Group and subsequently became an independent consultant and a director of several companies, including the Development Bank of South Africa and Kagiso Media Limited. She is a former partner at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where she specialised in the audit of financial services companies such as Metropolitan.

Thinus Alsworth-Elvey
Chief Executive: UK, Investments & Savings and Corporate & Public Sector
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
Chief Executive: 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.

Risto Ketola
Chief Financial Officer
Academic qualifications:
BSc, CFA Charterholder, Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries
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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.

Jan Lubbe
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
Group 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.

Khanyile Nzukuma
Chief Executive: Metropolitan Retail and Momentum Retail
Academic qualifications:
BA, MBA, PhD
LinkedIn
Experience:

Khanyile Nzukuma, prior to his appointment as CEO of Metropolitan Retail, was CEO of Momentum Consult an MMI subsidiary and a brokerage that focused on end-to-end solutions for corporates and individuals. His previous role at Momentum was Managing Director for AdviceAtWork, a brokerage that specialised in Employee Benefits consulting.

Herman Schoeman
Chief Executive: Short-term Insurance Centre of Excellence
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.

Ashlene van der Colff
Head: Group Operations
Academic qualifications:
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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