Herman Swanepoel


Job Title: CIO

Company: Bestmed


Herman Swanepoel was appointed CIO of Bestmed in September 2017 and Chief Information and Innovation officer in January 2020. Prior to this he worked as an IT executive at Barloworld Logistics for four years and a senior IT manager for six years. Herman got his professional start as a systems analyst at Beare Group before moving to UTI as an IT manager. His specialties include Business strategy, information technology strategy formulation and implementation, including governance, risk and compliance. Herman has been extremely successful in IT turnaround strategy, organisational acquisition IT integration and especially Digital and Innovation enablement with many organizational successes and accolades. He has a BSc. from UNISA, MBA from the Edinburgh Business School at Heriot-Watt University and a Masters degree in Digital Business.

2020 - Present     CIO & HR Executive, Bestmed Medical Scheme
2017 - Present     CIO, Bestmed Medical Scheme
2013 - 2017          IT Executive, Barloworld Logistics
2007 - 2013          Senior IT Manager, Barloworld Logistics
1998 - 2007          IT Manager Infrastructure & Operations Africa, UTI Worldwide
1995 - 1998          Systems Analyst, Beare Group

2019 - 2020          MBA Innovation & Technology, Zigurat
2020 - 2020          Strategic Innovation Programme, University of Oxford
2019 - 2020          Digital Business Global, University of Barcelona
2015 - 2018          MBA Business Admin & Management, Edinburgh Business School
2015 - 2016          PGD Business Administration, Edinburgh Business School
2003 - 2003          PPM, UNISA Graad School of Business Leadership
1997 - 2001          BSc. IT, UNISA

About Bestmed: Bestmed is a non-profit, mutual medical scheme registered with the Council of Medical Schemes and has been providing quality healthcare for over half a century.

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