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Neebashnee Kristnasamy Head of Projects and Digital Transformation Programme at Sanlam Private Wealth


As Head of Projects and Digital Transformation, Neebashnee is accountable for establishing and directing strategic projects which have been initiated by the Managing Executive. These include (but are not limited to) launching new products and services, large-scale application development, systems integration, business acquisition and integration, operational efficiency improvements, process re-engineering, and infrastructure upgrades and deployment.

She comes from the management consulting world and has 16 years of experience in the field, having worked across a multitude of industries. Working together with McKinsey as their implementation partner, as well as running transformation program’s at various corporates, she has acquired the breadth and depth in terms of understanding people mechanics, as well as translating strategic levers into actionable and achievable pieces of work.

There is not an ideal fit of methodology for any organization – and Neebashnee is a certified Prince 2 Practitioner, a CSM Scrum Coach and has a black belt in Lean and Six Sigma. By trade, she graduated with a degree in Sport Science and Kinesiology and then pursued an MBA.

As a day job she currently heads up the Digital Program Office for Sanlam Private Wealth and drives the Digitisation and Portal Enablement Programme, which is a key strategic initiative to support the business's future strategy in the Digital space.

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