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Executive Management

Tshepiso Chocho

Executive Manager: People Management

Appointed: 2019

Bachelors of Arts in Industrial Psychology and Psychology, University of Johannesburg (2001)
Honours in Industrial Psychology, University of South Africa (2016)
Management Development Programme, Gordon Institute of Business Science (2018).

Tshepiso Chocho joined Sasria SOC Ltd in May 2015 as a Human Capital Generalist and in 2017 she acted in the position of Executive Manager: Human Capital, CSI and Facilities. She was appointed into the role of in February 2019. Tshepiso was also certified as a Ethics Officer through The Ethics Institute in 2019. She is also a council member in the Insurance Institute of Gauteng. Her combination of academic achievements and 19 years working experience in the finance sector, 13 of which were spent in the Human Resource field in well- established financial institutions, makes her a valuable contributor and leader of her division. She believes that people must be treated with respect and in continuous personal growth. She is currently completing a Senior Executive Leadership Programme at Harvard Business School

Sam Nkosi

Executive Manager: Business Operations and Technology (CIO)

Appointed: 2017

Higher Diploma in Business Studies, Institute of Business Management, 2000
Master of Science Degree in Information Systems, Leeds Beckett University, 2001
Infrastructure Library Master Library with Managers Certification, British Computer Society, 2006
CIO Academy, Said Business School, Oxford University, 2015

Sam Nkosi, an industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience, recently joined Sasria SOC Ltd as Executive Manager: Business Operations and Technology following a period of 3 years at the Auditor General South Africa (AGSA). He joined AGSA as a Chief Information Officer (CIO) after a successful tenure at Barclays Africa Group (Absa) where he headed Africa Technology Operations. Prior roles include Head of Service Delivery & Account Management at Fujitsu. Senior Manager: Service Delivery at the South African Revenue Services (SARS), a Project Director at Wincor Nixdorf in the United Kingdom and a Senior Manager: Infrastructure Operations for State Information Technology Agency (SITA). He commenced his career at Investec as a Hardware Support Agent. He was later promoted to a Shift Operator, IT Operations Supervisor and eventually became a Group Operations Manager.

Fareedah Benjamin

Fareedah Benjamin

Executive Manager: Insurance Operations

Appointed: 2017

Fareedah Benjamin joined Sasria as the Executive Manager for Insurance Operations in March 2017. Her portfolio at Sasria includes managing the Claims and Underwriting departments. With over 20 years’ experience in the Short-Term Insurance industry, Fareedah’s latest role prior to joining Sasria was as the Head of Direct and Referral Business at Santam. She is a keen strategist driven by the development of people and deliverance of extraordinary client delight.

Suzanne Harrop-Allin

Chief Risk Officer

Appointed: 2013

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), University of Pretoria (2000)
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (Accounting), University of Johannesburg (2002)
Chartered Accountant (SA), SAICA (2005)

Ms. Harrop-Allin took on her current role in October 2013 when she joined Sasria SOC Ltd following a period spanning 10 years at Pricewaterhouse Coopers as senior manager in the financial services insurance and investment management division. This long-standing experience within the insurance industry has enabled her to effectively manage Sasria SOC Ltd’s risk by ensuring control functions that are critical to proactive and effective risk management. Ms. Harrop-Allin oversees risk management, internal audit, quality assurance and actuarial services.

Mziwoxolo Mavuso

Executive Manager: Governance

Appointed: 2011

Bachelor Procurationis, University of Fort Hare (1993)
Bachelor of Laws (LLB), University of Fort Hare (1995)
General Management Programme, Gordon Institute of Business Science (2013)

Mziwoxolo Mavuso joined Sasria SOC Ltd in June 2011 as senior manager: governance and company secretary, a role he held until he was promoted to his current position in December 2014.  He oversees legal, compliance and company secretarial duties.  Before joining Sasria, Mzoxolo worked as Company Secretary for the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC).

Position vacant