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Ferdi van Heerden - Chief Executive Officer

Ferdi joined Momentum in August 2010 from Switzerland, where he was Chief Executive of a new start up insurance venture. Prior to 3 years in Switzerland, he held a number of senior executive positions in both Momentum / Momentum Metropolitan Holdings Limited, one of the top three life insurance and investment groups in South Africa, and the FirstRand Group, both top 30 listed companies on the Johannesburg stock exchange. During his career of almost 20 years with the Group, his responsibilities included heading up Momentum’s individual life operation, the private pension fund administration business, as well as FirstRand’s consumer banking division. Ferdi has more than 25 years’ experience in the life and pensions industry.

Ferdi studied mathematics, statistics, and actuarial sciences and holds a B.Sc and B.Sc Honours from the University of Port Elizabeth. Furthermore he has completed an Advanced Management Program at Insead Business School in France, and has a postgraduate diploma in management from the Henley Business School.