Paul Hanratty ( has navigated Sanlam with a masterful touch, leading the company through a series of audacious acquisitions that have captivated the market’s interest. Under his guidance, Sanlam has seen a remarkable growth spurt, with its market capitalisation burgeoning by over R40bn to approach the R170bn mark.

Emerging from humble beginnings over a century ago as a lifeline for Afrikaners impoverished by the Anglo-Boer War, Sanlam has metamorphosed into Africa’s premier financial services powerhouse, boasting operations in roughly 30 countries across Africa and Asia...

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