ASISA Board appoints new Chair and Deputy Chair

03 June 2019

The Board of the Association for Savings and Investment South Africa (ASISA) has appointed Thabo Khojane, Managing Director of Investec Asset Management South Africa, as its new Chairman and Ian Kirk, Group Chief Executive of Sanlam, as the new Deputy Chairman.

Welcoming the new Chair and Deputy Chair, Leon Campher, CEO of ASISA, commented that the appointments effectively represent a swap of positions, which was approved unanimously by the Board. Ian Kirk had been serving as Chairman and Thabo Khojane as Deputy Chairman since September 2017.

“We are extremely pleased that Thabo has agreed to step into the position of Chairman. On behalf of ASISA and the ASISA Board I would like to congratulate Thabo and Ian on their appointments. We would also like to thank both for their strong and engaging leadership over the past 20 months and look forward to continuing with the positive momentum created by both.”

New Director  

The ASISA Board has welcomed Mila Mafanya, Afena Capital Interim CEO & Head of Equities, as a new Board member. He replaces Grant Cloete, former CEO of Afena Capital.

Campher explained that a member company can only be represented on the ASISA Board by the company’s most senior representative. The aim is to ensure that high level strategic thinking shapes the future of the savings and investment industry.

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