Appointment of Chief Executive Officer for Old Mutual
Old Mutual Limited
Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa
Registration number: 2017/235138/06
JSE Share Code: OMU
NSX Share Code: OMM
MSE Share Code: OMU
ZSE Share Code: OMU
("Old Mutual" or “the Company” or “the Group”)
3 July 2020
APPOINTMENT OF CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER FOR OLD MUTUAL
Shareholders are referred to the announcement released on SENS on 18 June
2019 announcing the continuation of Old Mutual's Chief Operating Officer,
Iain Williamson, as acting Chief Executive Officer, while the Board embarked
on a search for a permanent CEO.
Following a comprehensive global search, the Board of Directors of Old Mutual
Limited (“the Board”) is pleased to inform shareholders that Iain Wi lliamson
has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Old Mutual and of Old Mutual
Life Assurance Company (South Africa) Limited, effective immediately.
This appointment concludes an extensive process initiated by the Board to
appoint a permanent CEO for the Group.
An Actuary by profession (B. BusSc in Actuarial Science, UCT), Iain has built
an exceptional career at Old Mutual spanning almost three decades. During
this time, he gained valuable exposure and leadership experience,
consistently delivering across a range of senior roles including CFO of the
Retail Affluent segment and then Managing Director of the Retail Affluent
segment. He was appointed as Old Mutual Emerging Markets’ Finance Director
in 2015, then as Chief Operating Officer of Old Mutual in 2017 and also acted
as the Interim Chief Executive Officer of Old Mutual in 2017.
The Chairman of the Board, Mr Trevor Manuel, stated the following: “We are
delighted at Iain’s appointment. Over the last year, acting as Interim CEO,
he has worked to steer Old Mutual through some significant leadership and
operational challenges. His steady hand, strategic mind, and authentic
leadership style has been both refreshing and truly welcomed. We wish to
thank Iain for his contribution during this time and we look forward to
working with him as he leads the embedding of the Group’s vision and purpose
of championing mutually positive futures everyday.”
Old Mutual invites shareholders to a conference call to be held at 14:00 CAT
on Wednesday 08 July 2020 where the Group’s Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer will be available for further engagement.
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Notes to Editors
Old Mutual is a premium African financial services Group that offers a broad
spectrum of financial solutions to retail and corporate customers across key
markets segments in 14 countries. Old Mutual’ s primary operations are in
South Africa and the rest of Africa, and we have a niche business in China.
With 175 years of heritage across sub-Saharan Africa, we are a crucial part
of the communities we serve and broader society on the continent.
For further information on Old Mutual, and its underlying businesses,
please visit the corporate website at www.oldmutual.com.
Date: 03-07-2020 01:41:00
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