Old Mutual appoints Joel Baepi to new Emerging Markets role

27 January 2016 Old Mutual
Joel Baepi, Director of Governance, Regulatory and Corporate Affairs.

Joel Baepi, Director of Governance, Regulatory and Corporate Affairs.

As part of an ongoing quest to strengthen its governance, regulatory and stakeholder capabilities, Old Mutual Emerging Markets (OMEM) today announced the appointment of Joel Baepi as Director of Governance, Regulatory and Corporate Affairs.

Baepi, who is currently Old Mutual’s Chief Legal Adviser, will take on his expanded role from 1 February 2016 and join the OMEM Executive Committee. He will continue to head up both the Legal and Corporate Secretariat functions and will now also assume responsibility for OMEM’s Corporate Affairs.

OMEM Chief Executive Ralph Mupita said the business has a unique opportunity to create a unified governance, regulatory and corporate affairs cluster at OMEM level. “We are proud to appoint Joel to this new role and wish him all the best. Given his strong skills and wealth of expertise, we are confident that Old Mutual is well-positioned to meet the challenges and opportunities that the constantly changing environment brings.”

Baepi said, “I look forward to continue our work to strongly position Old Mutual with regulators and stakeholders. This is a time of great change, transformation and possibility - and we are gearing ourselves to maximise our potential in the markets where we operate.”

More about Joel Baepi

• Baepi holds a BA degree in political science and a LLB from the University of Cape Town as well as a Master of Laws in corporate law from the University of Johannesburg. In 1998 he was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa.
• Before joining Old Mutual in 2011, he was a Director at General Motors, where he advised the board and executive committee on compliance and regulatory issues. Prior to this, Baepi held various positions including directorships at Cliffe Dekker and Bowman Gilfillan, with responsibilities ranging from overseeing commercial agreements to leading due diligence investigations and advising on BEE financing transactions.

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