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Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Hillie Meyer

Hillie Meyer

Momentum Metropolitan Group Chief Executive Officer

Academic qualifications:

BCom (Econometrics), Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries

Experience:

Hillie Meyer joined the Momentum Metropolitan Group on 15 February 2018, returning to the group where he spent eighteen fulfilling years. He was the Managing Director of the Momentum Group from 1996 to 2005. Before that, he had exposure to a wide range of actuarial and management positions in the Momentum Group which he joined in 1988. During the 12-year period that interrupted his career in the group, Hillie was the Managing Partner of a niche private equity manager he co-founded in 2010.

Jeanette Cilliers (Marais)

Deputy Chief Executive Officer
CEO: Momentum Investments, Momentum Intermediary Solutions, Group Marketing

Academic qualifications:

B.Sc. (Mathematics and Statistics), MBA (With Honours)

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Experience:

Jeanette Cilliers (Marais) joined Momentum Metropolitan (previously, MMI Holdings) on 1 March 2018 as Deputy Chief Executive Officer and CEO of Momentum Investments. Her portfolio also includes marketing of the Momentum Metropolitan Holdings 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.

Risto Ketola

Momentum Metropolitan Group Finance Director

Academic qualifications:

BSc, CFA Charter holder, Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries

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Experience:

Risto Ketola joined Momentum Metropolitan Holdings (previously, MMI Holdings) 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. He has extensive experience as a financial services analyst and researcher with Standard Bank, Ketola Research and Deutsche Bank. As the Group Finance Director, Risto is responsible for Investor Relations, Business Performance, Group Reporting, Group-wide Services, Mergers and Acquisitions and Balance Sheet Management as well as the Executive in charge of the Rest of Africa business.

Johann le Roux

Chief Executive Officer, Momentum Life

Academic qualifications:

B.Sc. Mathematical Statistics (Honours), Fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa, MBA

Experience:

Johann Le Roux, BSc (Hons), MBA FFA has been Chief Executive Officer of Momentum Life at MMI Holdings Limited. since April 2018. He was appointed to the MMI Holdings Executive committee on 1 April 2018. He 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. He joined the Momentum Group 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. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Momentum Retail in 2010 when MMI Holdings was created. He retired from full-time executive responsibilities in 2011, thereafter assisting MMI Holdings with a number of strategic initiatives.

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.

Zureida Ebrahim

CEO: Client Engagement Solutions

Academic qualifications:

BCom Economics and Law, MAP

LinkedIn

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 Momentum 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.

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.

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.

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.

Dumo Mbethe

CEO: Momentum Corporate

Academic qualifications:

BCom (Accounting and Information systems), B Com Hons, CA(SA)

Member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

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Experience:

Dumo Mbethe joined Momentum Metropolitan in 2017 as COO of Momentum Metropolitan Africa and Asia. He soon progressed to become CEO of Momentum Metropolitan Africa, the role he held prior to becoming the current CEO of Momentum Corporate.

He joined the group from Old Mutual where he was General Manager – Member Solutions in the Corporate business and has 16 years of experience in the financial services industry, 10 of which have been at executive level during his tenure in, Eswatini, Kenya and South Africa.

Dumo has previously served on various country level boards within Momentum Metropolitan Holdings Limited and is currently a non-executive director for the Metropolitan International Holdings and Metropolitan Internal Support Board of Directors . He is also a member of the Actuarial Governance Board which oversees the professional conduct of actuaries in South Africa, and serves as a Director for aYo – a joint venture between Momentum Metropolitan Holdings Limited and MTN.

Hannes Viljoen

Momentum Health Solutions

Academic qualifications:

BChD, MBL from UNISA School of Business Leadership, Masters in Public Health and Health Administration

Experience:

Hannes Viljoen has over 23 years’ experience in the health sector in South Africa. A qualified dentist (BChD), Viljoen achieved his Master’s in Public Health and Health Administration (University of Pretoria), which set him up to understand the intricacies and nuances of the South African health economics landscape. After years as an entrepreneur in the health sector, part of starting the National Hospital Network and founding Ingwe HPO, Viljoen co-founded Pulz in 2003 and built it into what Momentum Health is today. Viljoen also holds his Master of Business Leadership (MBL) from UNISA SBL. His interests outside of work include family, reading, nature and sport.

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