The Board of Santam recently announced the appointment of Mr Vusumuzi (Vusi) Phillip Khanyile as its chairperson with effect from 1 July 2018.
Mr Khanyile joined the Santam board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 23 April 2018, having previously served as a director between April 2010 and May 2013. He also served as Chairman of the Board from 2 June 2010 to 29 May 2013. Mr Khanyile will serve as a member of the Company’s Nominations Committee as well as the Human Resources and Remuneration Committee.
Mr Khanyile holds a B.Com (Honours) in Accounting and Finance from the University of Birmingham, a Fellowship in Development Finance from Princeton University and an Honorary Doctorate from Walter Sisulu University. He was part of the team that established Thebe Investment Corporation in 1992. The Thebe group, under the leadership of Mr Khanyile has been involved in and awarded several large commercial transactions.
Mr Khanyile replaces Grant Gelink who resigned as Chairman and Non-Executive Director on 30 June 2018.