Appointment of Ms Lelané Bezuidenhout as CEO of the Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa

20 May 2019 FPI (Financial Planning Institute)

The Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa (FPI) has announced the appointment of Ms Lelané Bezuidenhout CFP® as Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1 June 2019.

Lelané started her career in the Financial Sector in 1999 when she joined one of the major insurance companies. She became a customer relations specialist dealing with FAIS related matters in collaboration with the Legal and Compliance departments. She joined the Ombud for Financial Services Providers (“FAIS Ombud”) in 2010 where she gained high-level expertise in FAIS legislation and related subordinate regulation.

Having joined FPI in 2014, she served in a number of roles, the latest of which as Head of the Certification and Standards Department. As part of her career development, Lelané obtained a Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning and became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® Professional, which equipped her well for a deep understanding of FPI’s role and purpose.

Members of the Board, Management and FPI staff all have offered their support to Lelané who, in her own unassuming way, lives life by the motto “our stumbling blocks are our stepping stones”.



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