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Sanlam announces departure of Lukas van der Walt


As part of the ongoing integration and senior management restructure of its UK businesses, Sanlam today announces the departure of former Sanlam UK CEO Lukas van der Walt.  He will formally leave Sanlam UK on the 29th February 2016 after which he will serve as a strategic consultant to the Group, advising on its development, mergers and acquisitions.
During his 12 year tenure, Lukas van der Walt was instrumental in establishing Sanlam in the UK. He orchestrated the purchase and subsequent development of Merchant Investors Assurance in 2004 as well as Buckles, English Mutual and FOUR Capital Partners. He was responsible for our strategic investments and partnering initiatives with Nucleus, Intrinsic and Punter Southall Group (Shareholdings in Punter Southall Group and Intrinsic were sold in 2013 and 2014 respectively).
Robert Roux (Head of Sanlam Investments): “Lukas has made a significant contribution to Sanlam over the last 12 years. He has overseen our development with a sure and steady hand and for that we are extremely grateful. I am pleased that he will continue to work alongside us during the next stage of our growth, where I have no doubt his knowledge, experience and skill will prove invaluable.”
Jonathan Polin assumed the role of CEO of Sanlam UK on the 1st January 2016 with a clear brief of business integration and dynamic future growth.
Jonathan Polin (CEO Sanlam UK): “Lukas has done a great job over many years and it’s a privilege to take the reins from him. I look forward to working with him over the coming months.”

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