Sydney Mbhele

Chief Executive: Brand, Sanlam Group & Chairman of MASA

Sydney Mbhele is a Chartered Marketer (SA) with a proven track record in building brands and markets. His experience stretches financial services (banking, insurance and investments), fast-moving consumer goods and telecoms.

He has worked in marketing, communications, sales & corporate affairs and led major brands for organisations that include the likes Unilever (local & global roles in London), SABMiller, Nedbank, Liberty, and Cell C.

Sydney is currently the Chief Executive: Brand at Sanlam Group (a member of Group Exco), and Chairman & board member of the Marketing Association of South Africa.

Sydney is also the Co-founder and Chairman of Mentor a Boy Child (a non-profit organisation) focussing on helping young boys become better men for society.