Sanlam, Africa’s biggest life insurer, has appointed a former executive from its rival Old Mutual as its new CEO, replacing the retiring Ian Kirk, who spearheaded its growth strategy into the rest of Africa.

Paul Hanratty, who has been a non-executive director at Sanlam since 2017, retired as COO at its biggest rival in SA in 2016, and was also CEO of its local unit during Old Mutual’s phase as a London-listed company. ..

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