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Board of Directors

Meet the leaders of the Assupol Group and read more on their biographies.

The team has extensive business experience within the industry and their particular fields of expertise.

Executive Directors:

Riaan van Dyk

Group CEO

Appointed: Non-Executive Director since September 2013 and Group CEO with effect from 1 July 2017.

Qualifications: BSc (Actuarial Science), FFA, FASSA, ASA

Niel de Klerk

Group CFO

Appointed: Assupol Life director since July 2000, and director of Assupol Holdings since January 2011

Qualifications: CA (SA)

Bridget Mokwena-Halala

CEO: Assupol Life

Appointed: Assupol Life director since July 2000, and director of Assupol Holdings since January 2011

Qualifications: Masters in business leadership

Siphiwe Ndwalaza

Executive: Group Human Resources

Appointed: Assupol Life director since May 2013 and director of Assupol Holdings since September 2012

Qualifications: MM(HR), Masters Degree in business administration

Non-Executive Directors:

Andrew S. Birrell

Non-executive director (Chairperson)

Appointed: Shareholder nominee, appointed in May 2013 and appointed as chairperson during July 2016

Qualifications: B.Bus Sc (Hons), FASSA, FFA, ASA, CERA

Nicola E. Gubb

Non-executive director

Appointed: Shareholder nominee, appointed in May 2013

Qualifications: BComm, PDM (Bus Ad), HDip (Tax), CFA

Ian Greenstreet

Non-executive director

Appointed: Shareholder nominee, appointed in June 2013

Qualifications: BSc (Hons), FCA

Eddie D.J. Ashkar

Non-executive director

Appointed: Shareholder nominee, appointed in February 2013

Qualifications: CA (SA) & CA (Australia)

Lawrence M. Barnett

Non-executive director

Appointed: Shareholder nominee, appointed in February 2013

Qualifications: BCom Honours (Finance)

Taurai Muranda

Non-executive director

Appointed: Non-Executive Director since September 2013

Qualifications: B.ACC (Hons), B.Compt (Hons) / CTA

Rojie Kisten

Non-executive director

Appointed: Shareholder nominee, appointed in July 2016.

Qualifications: B.Admin (Hons), GMP Harvard University