Johan Van Zyl

Non-Executive Director at Sanlam

Dr Van Zyl has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2016. He qualifies as a non-executive director.

Dr Van Zyl is an expert in insurance, financial markets, investments, general business, human resources, marketing and international business. He has a keen interest in economic development and has published widely on a variety of topics related to, in particular, rural development and agriculture in South Africa, the broader Southern African region, Eastern Europe and South America. He is the author of more than 300 journal articles and several books.

Dr Van Zyl’s major external positions, directorships and associations include African Rainbow Capital, Ubuntu-Botho Investments and the Vumelana Advisory Fund, of which he is the chair.


  • Non-Executive Director

    Current role