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Occupational Information

Job Title: Group Digital Executive Officer at Sanlam

Professional History

Natalie is the Group Digital Executive Officer at Sanlam, a multinational, diversified financial services group offering services to individuals and institutional clients. Sanlam has an international footprint with a presence in more than 10 African countries, India, Malaysia, Philippines, the UK and Ireland, the US, Switzerland and Australia. 

Previously, Natalie had been the youngest chief executive to run a mobile money business in Africa, EcoCash. EcoCash is Zimbabwe’s leading and fastest-growing mobile money service in Africa of telecoms giant, Econet Wireless, and was the 2017 Corporate recipient of the Mobile World Congress "Best Mobile Payment Solution" at the Glomo Awards.

With more than 11 years of experience in financial technology, she began her career as a software engineer, eventually moving to investment banking and retail banking sectors, across the EMEA region. Prior to joining EcoCash, she was a Senior Mobile Financial Services Consultant at a Fortune 500 company, NCR Corporation, where she developed NCR’s digital financial service strategy across 52 countries.


BSc in Information Technology
MBA from Imperial College, London, UK. (Specialisation in Hi-tech Strategy and Corporate Turnaround)


2017 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

 Additional Tags: Information Technology,  Banking, Software Engineering, Investment Banking, Retail Banking, Financial Services, Consultantcy


About AFLI




The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.