The BMF congratulates Sydney Mbhele as the new Sanlam Chief Executive

The Black Management Forum (BMF) is greatly encouraged and delighted with the appointment of Sydney Mbhele as the Chief Executive of Sanlam Brand’s Division. Mr Mbhele’s extensive background and expertise in his field positioned him well as the best choice for this role. “We are excited about Mr Mbhele’s appointment. His track record speaks for itself and we believe that he is a suitable and competent executive to take over this role. It is very encouraging to see Sanlam in this trajectory and we trust that they will continue to make concerted and deliberate efforts in ensuring that they advance transformation where it matters the most, that is, at the top and senior executive levels,” said the BMF President, Andile Nomlala.

“The BMF is truly encouraged by the transformation journey taken by Sanlam. The company is demonstrating their seriousness about succession planning and consideration for black talent. We need to continue to build a critical mass of black executives of Mr Mbhele’s calibre,” continued Nomlala. The BMF extends its well wishes to Mr Mbhele and pledges its unwavering support to him as he ascends into his new role.

Previously Mbhele held positions as Executive head of group marketing at Nedbank, head of global brands for the then SABMiller, and global Marketing Director: deodorants for Unilever, among others.

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