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Sanlam’s personal finance chief to take over Santam

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Lize Lambrechts, Sanlam’s personal finance chief is set to take over as chief executive of Santam. PHOTOS:

Lambrechts will leave the financial services group [DATA SLM:Sanlam LTD.] to head up its short term insurance division, [DATA SNT:Santam LTD.].  

She has led Sanlam’s South African retail business, Sanlam Personal Finance (SPF), for 12 years through extensive regulatory changes. It is the groups biggest division to date.

"On behalf of the Sanlam group executive committee, I wish to congratulate Lizé on her new position and thank her for her contribution and leadership which has seen SPF consistently perform over the years to become one of the leading retail financial services groups in South Africa,” said Sanlam Group chief executive, Dr Johan van Zyl.

“Her appointment is a well-deserved recognition and achievement. I have no doubt that her extensive experience and proven leadership skills will stand her in good stead at Santam. It has been a great honour to work with her and we wish her well."

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Lambrechts added that she was excited about the new opportunity.

“I am pleased to take up this new opportunity and wish to thank the Santam Board for their confidence in me. I look forward to working with the Santam team to continue growing and adding value to the solid business that has been established there. I am grateful to the Sanlam Board, the Executive and staff for their incredible support.”

Sanlam’s new personal finance chief executive is yet to be announced.