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Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Hillie Meyer

Hillie Meyer (62)

Group Chief Executive Officer
Member of the Risk, Capital and Compliance and Social, Ethics and Transformation committees

Academic qualifications:

B.Com. (Econometrics) Cum Laude
Fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa

Experience:

Hillie, an actuary, has more than 35 years’ financial services experience. He has held leadership positions in insurance, pensions, investments and banking. He joined the Momentum Group in 1988 and served as its Managing Director from 1996 to 2005, after which he was a founder and managing executive of a private equity manager. He returned as Group CEO of Momentum Metropolitan in 2018

Jeanette Cilliers (Marais) (53)

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 joined Momentum Metropolitan on 1 March 2018 as Deputy Chief Executive Officer and CEO of Momentum Investments. Jeanette, who has a strong track record of building profitable businesses at various financial institutions, is also Chief Executive Officer of Momentum Investments. She started her career at Momentum in 1990, filling various roles in actuarial product development, marketing and as part of the team that launched Momentum Administration Services, pioneering investment platforms in South Africa. She filled executive level positions at PSG, Stanlib and Old Mutual before joining Allan Gray in 2009 as co-head of retail business, where she became executive director. She is passionate about the upliftment of women and making financial services accessible to all South Africans.

Risto Ketola (46)

Group Financial Director
Member of the Investments and Actuarial committees

Academic qualifications:

BSc, CFA Charter holder, Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and Faculty of Actuaries, Fellow of Actuarial Society of South Africa

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Experience:

Risto joined Momentum Metropolitan 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 management, group financial reporting, group-wide services, mergers and acquisitions, balance sheet management, and group facilities. Risto is also the executive in charge of the Africa businesses and our joint venture in India.

Dumo Mbethe (40)

CEO: Momentum Corporate

Academic qualifications:

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

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Experience:

Dumo has 18 years' experience in the financial services industry, approximately 12 of which have been at executive level. He joined the Group in 2017 from Old Mutual, where he was General Manager – Member Solutions in the Corporate business. Before being appointed to his current position, he was CEO of Momentum Metropolitan Africa. Dumo has 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. Externally, he is also a member of the Actuarial Governance Board, which oversees the professional conduct of actuaries in South Africa. Until recently, he served as a Board Member for aYo – a joint venture between Momentum Metropolitan Holdings Limited and MTN.

Hannes Viljoen (59)

CEO: Momentum Metropolitan Health

Academic qualifications:

MChD (Public Health Care), DHA (Health Administration), MBL

Experience:

Hannes has over 26 years' experience in the South African health sector. A qualified dentist, he achieved his Master's in Public Health and Health Administration (University of Pretoria), which equipped him to understand the intricacies and nuances of the South African health economics landscape. After years as an entrepreneur in the health sector, including starting the National Hospital Network and founding Ingwe HPO, he co-founded Pulz in 2003 and built it into what Momentum Metropolitan Health is today.

Herman Schoeman (58)

CEO: Non-Life Insurance
CEO: Guardrisk Group

Academic qualifications:

BCom, MBA

LinkedIn

Experience:

Herman joined Guardrisk in 1999, having previously worked for the Financial Services Board for 10 years during which he became Director: Short-term Insurance and served on the Minister of Finance's advisory committee on short-term insurance. He has also served as a member of the Ombudsman for the Short-term Insurance Board and was a member of the SASRIA Board. He is currently a member and the Deputy Chairman of the Board of the South African Insurance Association (SAIA). He joined the Group to head up short-term insurance following its acquisition of the Guardrisk business.

Jan Lubbe (50)

Group Chief Risk Officer

Academic qualifications:

CA (SA), MComm, MBA

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Experience:

Jan joined the Momentum Metropolitan Group as Chief Risk Officer in 2013, having previously served as Chief Risk Officer at Barclays Africa and FirstRand Limited. Having started his career at KPMG (Pretoria and London) where he became a senior manager, he joined Goldman Sachs as an executive director. He received the Institute of Risk Management's Santam Risk Manager of the Year Award in 2006.

Johann le Roux (54)

CEO: Momentum Life Insurance

Academic qualifications:

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

Experience:

Johann originally joined Momentum in 1998 as a member of the corporate actuarial team. He went on to become involved in life product development and the management of Momentum's life insurance business. In 2005 he became a member of the Momentum leadership team and assumed executive responsibility for legacy and new generation insurance, savings solutions and sales and distribution functions. In 2010 he became CEO of Momentum Retail. Having retired from full-time executive responsibilities in 2011, he continued to assist the Group with a number of strategic initiatives before taking up his current role in 2018.

Nontokozo Madonsela

Nontokozo Madonsela (42)

Group Chief Marketing Officer

Academic qualifications:

Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

LinkedIn

Experience:

Nontokozo has specialised in marketing and brand strategy, creative development process, delivery of brand and corporate identity and strategic execution of advertising and marketing campaigns during her over 20 years of experience in brands and marketing. She was formerly Executive Head of Marketing for Personal and Business Banking at Standard Bank, having previously worked in the transport, telecommunications, insurance and fastmoving consumer goods industries.

Peter Tshiguvho (55)

CEO: Metropolitan Retail

Academic qualifications:

BA (Psychology), MBA, CFP

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Experience:

Peter has extensive financial services distribution experience having previously fulfilled various distribution-related roles across lower income and affluent markets and across different product segments, both in South Africa and the Rest of Africa. Before joining Metropolitan, he was the Head of Corporate and Public Worksites for Old Mutual, having previously been responsible for sales and distribution in the Rest of Africa countries where Old Mutual had a presence.

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