Sanlam Investments: Jeanett Modise

Jeanett joined Sanlam Investments in February 2018

Jeanett Modise joined the Sanlam Group in 2014 as executive head of HR & transformation for Santam, and recently moved to Sanlam Investments. Jeanett is a senior business leader with strategic and operational experience in HR, procurement and corporate services within the financial, technology and mining sectors. She previously held executive roles at SAP Africa, AngloGold Ashanti, Investment Development Corporation, and Mutual & Federal. 

Jeanett previously served as Non-Executive Director and Chairperson of the board HR & Remuneration committee of Foskor, Non-Executive Director for Cordustex and for Save the Children South Africa, a global NGO that focuses on the rights of children. She currently serves as Non-Executive Director for Indwe Broker Holdings and MiWay Insurance. Jeanett is a qualified Professional Nurse and Midwife, and her academic background includes MBL, B.Com & MDP (Unisa), SEP (Harvard) and AMP (Insead).


2014 – Present:       Head of HR and Transformation, Santam Insurance

2013 – 2014:            HR Director, SAP

2012 – 2013:            Vice President of HR, Global System for People, AngloGold


2009 – 2012:            Executive, Human Capital and Corporate Services,

                                 Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa

2006 – 2008:            Executive GM, HR, Mutual and Federal


2012:                        Advanced Management Programme, INSEAD

2008:                        Masters of Business Leadership, University of South Africa

2001:                        Senior Executive Programme,  Harvard Business School

1999:                        Management Development Program, University of South Africa

1995:                        B.Com, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services,

                                 University of South Africa

1987:                        Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery, Ga-Rankuwa College

                                 of Nursing

About Santam Insurance

Santam Limited is the largest short-term insurer in South Africa, with a market share in excess of 22%, providing short-term insurance products through broker networks and direct sales channels. The company was established in 1918 and offers personal, commercial, and corporate insurance solutions. Santam is a subsidiary of Sanlam Limited and has been listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) since 1964. Apart from its South African footprint, the company has insurance interests in Zimbabwe, Malawi, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia. The company also holds strategic investments in various companies in the insurance industry and has two wholly owned subsidiaries that operate under their own licences and with independent brands namely MiWay and Centriq. Santam also partners with underwriting managers to deliver specialist and niche insurance solutions.