Delisiwe Dludlu appointed to Santam Executive Committee

06 December 2007 Santam

Ian Kirk, Chief Executive of Santam, has announced the appointment of CSI and transformation expert Delisiwe Dludlu as Head of Market Development at Santam (pictured right) with effect from 1 November 2007. Dludlu joins the Executive Committee, with responsibility for sustainability, corporate social investment and stakeholder relations.

Prior to joining Santam, Dludlu was Executive Head for stakeholder management at Anglo American South Africa, during the period August 2005 to April 2007. Between 1998 and 2005 she consulted to a wide variety of public and private sector clients on issues including organizational behaviour, ethics and governance, transformation and re-structuring strategies, corporate social investment, and compliance with procurement procedures.

Previous positions she has held include Chairperson of the Tender Board at Transnet, Divisional Head, responsible for management and leadership development at the Black Management Forum, Principal Consultant at Ernst & Young International and Senior Lecturer at Unisa’s Graduate School of Business Leadership. She has also served on the boards of a number of local and international companies.

Dludlu obtained a B.A. Sociology and English degree from the University of Swaziland in 1980, an M.A. in clinical psychology from Loyola College in the United States in 1991, a Masters in Management degree from Wits Business School in 1993 and a Certificate in Executive Development from North Western University in the USA in 1995. She also acquired a certificate in Board Formation and Ethics and Governance from Harvard Business School.

Commenting on the appointment, Kirk said: “We are delighted to have a person of her calibre and experience on our executive team. I have no doubt that her role will be of enormous benefit to Santam and look forward to her valued contribution.”

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