2017 Tutu Fellow Natalie Jabangwe has joined Sanlam as the Group Digital Executive Officer. Sanlam was founded in 1918 and has evolved from being an insurance company into a multinational, diversified financial services group offering services to individuals and institutional clients. Sanlam has an international footprint, with a presence in 34 African countries, India and Malaysia..
One of Natalie's first major communications roles was the rollout of the company joining the Every Action Counts coalition, which connects experts in nature conservation and climate change with some of the world’s leading digital platforms, financial institutions, and consumer goods firms. The coalition promotes best practices to equip citizens to understand better their role in living sustainably. The coalition was launched by the Green Digital Alliance, a nonprofit which seeks to leverage digital technologies and innovations to enhance financing for sustainable development.
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 FinTech, Natalie began her career as a software engineer, eventually moving to Investment banking and retail banking sectors, across the EMEA region
The announcement about the coalition is at the Sanlam website.