Jeanett Modise


Job Title: chief executive group human resources

Company: Sanlam Group


Jeanett Modise has been the chief executive group human resources at Sanlam since 2019.

Jeanett joined the Sanlam Group in 2014 as executive head of HR & transformation for Santam, where she spent three years before she became the CHRO at Sanlam Investments.

She 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.

She 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).

For her role as the chief executive group human resources at Sanlam Group, Jeanett has been nominated for the 2021 CHRO Awards.

2019 – Present Chief Executive Group Human Resources

2017- 2019 Chief Human Resources Officer, Sanlam Investments

2014 – 2017: Head of HR and Transformation, Santam Insurance

2013 – 2014: HR Director, SAP

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

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

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 Sanlam Group
Sanlam is a diversified financial services group, headquartered in South Africa, operating across a number of selected global markets. It was founded in 1918 and is one of the biggest internationally active insurance groups, and is classified as a domestic systemically important financial institution in South Africa.

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