South Africa Board Member Since: October 2011
Lulu Letlape, Executive Head: Group, Corporate Affairs, Sanlam Group. Ms. Letlape is based in Hyde Park, Johannesburg and is responsible for the communications, sustainability, corporate social investments and public affairs divisions. Prior to joining Sanlam, she most recently held the position of Executive Director of Corporate Affairs at Mercedes-Benz SA, where she provided strategic functional leadership at EXCO and Board level and managed stakeholder relationships in addition to serving as the Chair of the Transformation Forum.
"We are very pleased to have our friend and partner Lulu Letlape to join our prestigous board of directors in South Africa, and at this critical time for the country, and the African continent. What Africa needs most now is a new era of entrepreneurs, small business owners, self-employment projects and empowered individuals — leading to a continuent of concerned and engaged taxpayers. Our new partnership with Sanlam Insurance, the largest insurance company on the continent, speaks to precisely this goal. Lulu embodies everything positive about the goals we seek, and the spirit of the people we want to encourage," said Operation HOPE founder John Hope Bryant.