Johannesburg, South Africa: 16 January 2019

The Black Management Forum (BMF) is greatly encouraged and delighted with the appointment of Sydney Mbhele as the Chief Executive of Sanlam Brand’s Division. Mr Mbhele’s extensive background and expertise in his field positioned him well as the best choice for this role. “We are excited about Mr Mbhele’s appointment. His track record speaks for itself and we believe that he is a suitable and competent executive to take over this role. It is very encouraging to see Sanlam in this trajectory and we trust that they will continue to make concerted and deliberate efforts in ensuring that they advance transformation where it matters the most, that is, at the top and senior executive levels,” said the BMF President, Andile Nomlala.

“The BMF is truly encouraged by the transformation journey taken by Sanlam. The company is demonstrating their seriousness about succession planning and consideration for black talent. We need to continue to build a critical mass of black executives of Mr Mbhele’s calibre,” continued Nomlala. The BMF extends its well wishes to Mr Mbhele and pledges its unwavering support to him as he ascends into his new role. 


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About the Black Management Forum

The Black Management Forum (the BMF) has been in existence for 42 years. It is a thought leadership organisation with the main purpose of influencing socio-economic transformation in our country, in pursuit of socio-economic justice, fairness and equity. The BMF stands for the development and empowerment of managerial leadership and the creation of managerial structures and processes that reflect the demographics and values of the wider society.