Lion Life is a long-standing, 100% black-owned Life Assurance company, with a proud heritage which is deeply rooted in the disadvantaged communities of South Africa.
The Board is pleased to announce that, effective 1 January 2020, Andrew le Roux has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the company. Leadership is paramount to the sustainability and success of an insurance company and we believe the company faces a bright future under Andrew’s leadership.
Andrew is a seasoned actuary, senior executive and board director with diverse experience which includes life insurance, unsecured lending, short term insurance and asset management. He has spent most of his career since 2002 in the retail mass market customer segment where Lion Life’s roots and focus also are. Andrew understands the Group’s rich history and embraces the company values.
Andrew has held senior executive roles at Old Mutual, Mutual & Federal and Momentum Metropolitan. He also serves as a director on the boards of The Shard and Cenfri and was recently elected to the council of the Actuarial Society of South Africa.
He assumes this role with the full confidence and support of the Board.
Chairman of the Board, Fred Robertson