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78 Finance Monthly. Sou t h Af r i ca About Iain Williamson Iain was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company in July 2020, after serving as the Interim Chief Executive Officer from May 2019. He joined the Group in 1993 and following various roles across employee benefits and personal finance, he relocated to London in a Corporate Development role at Old Mutual plc. Iain returned to South Africa in 2003, serving in a number of roles across distribution, technology and finance before being promoted to CFO Retail Affluent and then Managing Director of the Retail Affluent segment. He was appointed as Old Mutual Emerging Markets’ Finance Director in 2015, as Chief Operating Officer in 2017 and has also previously been the Interim Chief Executive Officer in 2017. Qualifications: Bachelor of Business Science (Actuarial Science), General Management Programme (Harvard), Fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa. Firm Profile Our Group was established in Cape Town in 1845 as South Africa’s first mutual life insurance company, offering financial security in uncertain times. Our purpose is to help our customers thrive by enabling them to achieve their lifetime financial goals, while investing their funds in ways that will create a positive future for them, their families, their communities and broader society. In this way, we significantly contribute to improving the lives of our customers and their communities while ensuring a sustainable future for our business. We now employ more than 30 000 people and operate in 14 countries across two regions Africa (South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan and eSwatini) and Asia (China). We provide financial solutions to individuals, small and medium-sized businesses and corporates in South Africa, the rest of Africa and certain other emerging markets. We offer an array of life assurance-based solutions and short term insurance. We grow our customers’ savings and wealth through active and direct asset management and selecting funds for customers to invest in through multi-managers. We also provide loans and debt consolidation loans tailored to the individual needs of our customers. We offer Money Account which is a low-cost transactional account and a unit trust savings account. PERSONAL INSURANCE ADVISOR OF THE YEAR CEO of Old Mutual Insure Iain Williamson

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