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Stay updated and in the know about who is moving up the corporate ladder in the pension fund industry.

Dr Tshembhani Hlongwane

Dr Tshembhani Hlongwane

Economist
Alexforbes

Dr Tshembhani Hlongwane recently joined Alexforbes Investments as an economist in October 2023. Holding both a Masters and PhD degree in Economics from the University of the Western Cape, Dr Hlongwane’s areas of expertise encompass mathematical analysis, financial economics and macroeconomic research.

Prior to this role, he served as a global market rates analyst at RMB. Dr Hlongwane is also an advisory board member and external examiner for the University of Limpopo, specialising in Macroeconomics and Econometrics.

Karabo Nkoana

Karabo Nkoana

Portfolio Manager, Alternative Investments
Alexforbes

Karabo joined Alexforbes Investments in October 2023 as a portfolio manager in the alternative investments division. With an engineering background, Karabo began her investment career at Ke Nako Capital before joining Pegasys Capital and the SA SME Fund. Karabo has an educational background in Mechanical Engineering, Financial Analysis and Development Finance from the University of Cape Town.

In her role, she will be responsible for enhancing our private markets strategy, focusing on co-investments, secondaries, venture capital and direct investments.

Tebogo Baloyi

Tebogo Baloyi

Head of Human Resources
Bryte

Bryte Insurance Company Limited (Bryte), has appointed Tebogo Baloyi as the new Head of Human Resources. Tebogo has been with Bryte for 6 years and served as the Head of Learning & Development, where he was crucial in developing the organisation’s supportive, performance driven culture.

He has experience in multiple industries, directing learning teams and delivering across the learning and development value chain. He has extensive experience in competency-based learning, leadership development, talent management and career pathing.

Stephen Heath

Stephen Heath

CEO
Prescient Securities

Effective 31 October 2023, current head of trading, Stephen Heath, is taking over the reins as chief executive officer, effective 1 November 2023.He holds a BCom Economics and Finance degree from the University of Cape Town, and is also a CFA charter holder. Stephen has been with PSec for 17 years and in that time has worked as a financial analyst (Rated in the FM awards) until he joined the equity trading desk.

He filled the role of Head of Equity Trading, before becoming the Head of Trading in 2021, overseeing the cash equities business, bonds, and derivatives teams. He is a member of the PSec EXCO and serves as a trustee on the board of the Prescient Retirement funds and as chair of the Retirement Fund investment sub-committee.

Advocate Matome Thulare

Advocate Matome Thulare

CEO
Salt Employee Benefits

Former Deputy Pension Funds Adjudicator, Advocate Matome Thulare has been named Chief Executive Officer of Salt Employee Benefits (Salt EB). This comes after serving as an independent consultant to Salt EB working in legal, risk, and compliance space for the past 17 months.

“Matome is an immense asset to have on board given his extensive experience in the financial services sector. We’ve seen the many positive benefits of his knowledge and leadership abilities since appointing him as an independent consultant and look forward to the considerable value that he’ll bring to the team as the CEO,” said outgoing Salt EB CEO, Eddie Strydom.

Suvira Bodha

Suvira Bodha

Deputy CIO, Head of Alternatives
Sanlam Investments

The company has appointed two Deputy Chief Investment Officers, Suvira Bodha, Head of Alternatives, and Mark Phillips, Portfolio Manager and Strategist. These appointments were always part of Sanlam Investments’ plan for this year, given the breadth and depth of the existing diverse investment team, currently comprising 32 seasoned investment professionals.

Bodha and Phillips bring a wealth of experience and expertise to their new roles, ensuring clients’ desired outcomes while upholding the firm’s dedication to collaborative teamwork. Their appointments signify the organisation’s forward thinking approach and dedication to business continuity and client success.

Mark Phillips

Mark Phillips

Portfolio Manager and Strategist
Sanlam Investments

The company has appointed two Deputy Chief Investment Officers, Suvira Bodha, Head of Alternatives, and Mark Phillips, Portfolio Manager and Strategist. These appointments were always part of Sanlam Investments’ plan for this year, given the breadth and depth of the existing diverse investment team, currently comprising 32 seasoned investment professionals.

Bodha and Phillips bring a wealth of experience and expertise to their new roles, ensuring clients’ desired outcomes while upholding the firm’s dedication to collaborative teamwork. Their appointments signify the organisation’s forward-thinking approach and dedication to business continuity and client success.

Sumendren Naidoo

Sumendren Naidoo

Head: Distribution
Sanlam Corporate

Sumendren Naidoo, an Employee Benefit specialist since 2008 starting his career at Alexander Forbes and has just completed a seven year tenure at in the Sygnia Umbrella Retirement Fund, exiting his latest position of Head: Client Experience.

His position at Sanlam Corporate as Head: Distribution is to focus on enhancing Sanlam Corporate’s growth strategy through a client centric approach, by creating needs based and holistic employee benefit solutions which favours and drives member-based outcomes through key stakeholder partnerships.