Theo Mabaso


Job Title: CIO

Company: Sanlam


Theo Mabaso was appointed Group CIO of Sanlam in June 2019 having already served as the executive for group shared infrastructure for four years. Prior to this he was the director: head of technology for the rest of Africa at Barclays Bank. Theo has over twenty years experience working in the finance sector. He has been head of client services technology at Standard Bank and general manager for distributed computing at ABSA amongst many other appointments. He has an MBA from Regenesys and a BSc. from UNISA.

2019 - Present      Group Chief Information Officer, Sanlam
2016 - 2019           Executive: Group Shared Infrastructure, Sanlam
2014 - 2016           Director: Head of Technology Rest of Africa, Barclays Bank
2013 - 2014           Director : Enterprise Technologies and Data Centres, Barclays Bank 
2012 - 2013           Head: Client Server Services GTI, Standard Bank
2011 - 2012           Director: End User and Collaboration Technologies, Barclays Bank
2009 - 2011           General Manager: Distributed Computing,ABSA Group
2006 - 2009           Midrange Systems Manager, IBM
2005 - 2006           IT Solutions Architect, IBM
2002 - 2005           Infrastructure Engineer, Standard Bank   
1999 - 2002           Infrastructure and Applications Engineer, Standard Bank

2018 - 2019           Executive Leadership Program, GIBS
2016 - 2017           MBA, Regenesys
2006 - 2010           BSc. Informatics and Computer Science, UNISA

About Sanlam: Sanlam is a South African financial services group headquartered in Cape Town, and listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and the Namibian Stock Exchange. Established in 1918 as a life insurance company, Sanlam Group has developed over time into a diversified financial services business. Through its business clusters – Sanlam Personal Finance, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Sanlam Investments, Sanlam Corporate and Santam – the group provides financial solutions to individual and institutional clients across all market segments.

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