Executive Management Of The EPPF

The Fund’s executive team, who look after the day-to-day management of the EPPF

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Executive Management Of The EPPF

The Fund’s executive team, who look after the day-to-day management of the EPPF

Your EPPF recap on the two-pot retirement system


A Message from Shafeeq Abrahams, the Chief Executive and Principal Officer – Final reminder to vote for your new Board of Trustees


A Message from Shafeeq Abrahams, the Chief Executive and Principal Officer – Reminder to vote for your new Board of Trustees


A Message from Shafeeq Abrahams, the Chief Executive & Principal Officer - January 2024


A Message from Shafeeq Abrahams, EPPF’s Chief Executive & Principal Officer – December 2023


Pensioners outside SA: Why you may not have received your 2023 pension bonus last week


EPPF is proud to release its 2022-23 results


Update: EPPF’s Two-pot Talk


Pensioner Update: Pension Increase and Bonus November 2023


Coming Soon: EPPF’s Official Facebook Group


EPPF’s Two-Pot Talk


Pensioners outside SA: Submit your Evidence of Survival info or risk your pension benefits being suspended


In-service Member Update: What the Two-Pot Retirement System Means


Member Update: Expect an email or call to rate our service over the last year


Member Update - 14 July 2023


Media Release: EPPF leads industry through its Net-Zero commitment


A Message to Pensioners from Shafeeq Abrahams, the Chief Executive and Principal Officer - March 2023


Pensioners and tax season: What to do if you receive more than one income


Rule Amendment 2


Member Update January 2023


Board of Trustee Elections


A Message from Shafeeq Abrahams, the Chief Executive and Principal Officer - July 2023


Member Update July 2023 - EPPF Goes Virtual


Member Update April 2023


A Message to In-Service Members, from the Chief Executive and Principal Officer - March 2023


A Message from Shafeeq Abrahams, the Chief Executive and Principal Officer - January 2023


A Message from Shafeeq Abrahams, the EPPF Chief Executive and Principal Officer - November 2022


Member Update November 2022


EPPF INVESTMENT PERFORMANCE UPDATE (Q3, 2022)


Pension Increase and Bonus November 2022


Member Update October 2022


Pension Fund Benefits: Actuarial Factors Review 2022


Rule Amendment 1


Member Update September 2022


Member Update August 2022


Member Update July 2022


Member Update July 2022


Member Update June 2022


How EPPF members are helping job sustainability


Member Update March 2022


Message from the Chief Executive and Principal Officer


Pensioner Tax Update


Member Regulatory Update: Regulation 28 Amendments


EPPF appoints new Chief Financial Officer


Member Update - January 2022


Eskom splits off transmission division


2021 Integrated Report


Member regulatory update: Release of the Two Retirement Reform Discussion


Message from the Chief Executive


Member Update - October 2021


EPPF’s Digital Transformation Journey


The EPPF partners with Equites Property Fund in logistics deal


The Minimum Individual Reserve (MIR) explained


Congratulations to all our winners


THE ENHANCED EPPF MOBILE APP FINALLY HERE!


Amended Fund Rules


Withdrawal of retirement savings by active members


Update: Impact of recent social unrest


EPPF Operations - impact of protests


2021 Tax Certificate re-issue


Scam alert warning


EPPF Message from the Chief Executive and Principal Officer


EPPF INVESTMENT PERFORMANCE UPDATE (Q1, 2021)


MEMBER UPDATE – APRIL 2021


Member Regulatory Update


EPPF appoints new Chief Executive and Principal Officer


Member Update: Business Maverick reporting


EPPF Chief Executive and Principal Officer to step down


2020 Integrated Report


2021 Pensioner increase and bonus


MEMBER UPDATE: NOVEMBER 2020


Member Update: EPPF’s digital transformation journey


UPDATE – BUSINESS MAVERICK REPORTING ON EPPF SANCTIONED BY PRESS COUNCIL


NEW EPPF BOARD APPOINTMENTS


Announcement: COVID-19 relief special bonus for EPPF pensioners


Announcement - Eskom Employee Benefits department


EPPF changes to new pension administration system


EPPF and Global ASP matter


Trustee Elections 2019/20 results announcement


IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) AND THE RATINGS DOWNGRADE ON THE EPPF INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO


Provisional Trustee Election Results


UPDATE: EPPF OPERATIONS DURING THE 21 DAY NATIONAL LOCKDOWN AS A RESULT OF COVID-19


EPPF COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) MEMBER UPDATE


RESPONSE TO MEDIA ARTICLE ON EPPF’S INVESTMENT IN MPANDE PROPERTY FUND


EPPF Member/Pensioner Update - Message from the Chairman


Media report on EPPF administration


Trustee Elections : Voting phase


Former Eskom GCEO pension pay-out update


2019 PENSIONER INCREASE AND BONUS


Employee Profile: meet Tetelo Mabona


RESPONSIBLE INVESTING BY PENSION FUNDS: THE ABC OF ESG


Appointment of Ms Linda Mateza as EPPF Chief Executive and Principal Officer


EPPF calls for asset owners to promote transformation at the third EPPF Transformation Breakfast


Trustee Elections 2019/20


Supreme Court of Appeal ruling on former Eskom GCEO pension pay-out case


THE POSITION OF THE FUND ON PRESCRIBED ASSETS


Board announcement to stakeholders


The EPPF Transformation Breakfast


Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (EPPF) appoints first-ever female Chief Executive and Principal Officer


High court ruling on former Eskom GCEO pension pay-out case


Diversity in Asset Management


Waseema Mocke: A Life of Risk and Reward


Thandie Mashego: A Reflection on One Year at the Fund


Meet Our New Chief Investment Officer, Sonja Saunderson


Yolisa Skwintshi: Innovation Worthy of Nomination


EPPF investment in China A equities


Eskom Pension and Provident Fund CFO Shafeeq Abrahams steps into CEO role


EPPF head of HR Shyless Nkuna says servant leadership is paramount


Eskom fund supports Pension Funds Act amendments


No reason entities that manage people’s data should not implement Popia now


Technology fulfils human purpose in pension fund environment


The Great COVID-19 Crisis, where is the bottom?


INFRASTRUCTURE: HOW PENSION FUNDS CAN SERVE MEMBERS – AND THE NATION


The future of transformation in the investment industry and the EPPF’s role


Responsible Investing by Pension Funds: The ABC Of ESG


Sound corporate governance depends on ethical leaders – and you and me


Power Talk December 2023


Pensioner Talk Newsletter December 2023


Pensioner Talk Newsletter September 2023


Power Talk Newsletter September 2023


Power Talk Newsletter July 2023


Pensioner Talk Newsletter July 2023


Power Talk Newsletter April 2023


Pensioner Talk Newsletter April 2023


Power Talk Newsletter December 2022


Pensioner Talk Newsletter December 2022


Pensioner Talk Newsletter July 2022


Power Talk Newsletter July 2022


Power Talk Newsletter April 2022


Pensioner Talk Newsletter April 2022


Power Talk October - November 2021


Pensioner Talk November 2021


Power Talk - June/July 2021


Pensioner Talk June 2021


Power Talk - November/December 2020


Pensioner Talk - November/December 2020


Power Talk July/August 2020


Pensioner Talk July/August 2020


Pensioner Talk May 2020


Power Talk May 2020


December Power Talk 2019


December Pensioner Talk 2019 (Festive Edition)


September Power Talk 2019


August Pensioner Talk 2019


Power Talk 3rd Issue 2019


Pensioner Talk - 2nd Issue 2018


Power Talk 2nd Issue 2018


Pensioner Talk 1st Issue 2018


Power Talk March 2018


Power Talk October 2017


Pensioner Talk November 2017


Pensioner Talk March 2017


Pensioner Talk - September 2016


Pensioner Talk - April 2016


EPPF Member Guide


Power Talk - September 2016


Power Talk - April 2016


Pensioner Talk - July 2015


Power Talk - July 2015


Power Talk - October 2014


Pensioner Talk - October 2014


Pensioner Talk - May 2013


Pensioner Talk - October 2013


Power Talk - June 2013


Pensioner Talk - December 2012


Power Talk - August 2012


Pensioner Talk - July 2012


Power Talk - March 2012


Pensioner Talk - March 2012


Power Talk - October 2011


Pensioner Talk - October 2011


Power Talk - April 2011


Pensioner Talk - April 2011


Power Talk - December 2010


Pensioner Talk - December 2010


Power Talk - May 2010


Pensioner Talk - July 2009


Pensioner Talk - April 2009


Power Talk - March 2009


Power Talk - January 2009


EPPF Annual Financial Statements 2023


EPPF Annual Financial Statements 2022


EPPF Annual Financial Statements 2021


EPPF Annual Financial Statements 2020


EPPF Annual Financial Statements 2019


EPPF Annual Financial Statements 2018


EPPF Annual Financial Statements 2017


EPPF Annual Financial Statements 2016


Fund Factsheet January 2024


Fund Factsheet December 2023


Fund Factsheet November 2023


Investment Performance Update Q3 2023


Fund Factsheet October 2023


Fund Factsheet September 2023


Fund Factsheet August 2023


Fund Factsheet July 2023


Fund Factsheet June 2023


Investment Performance Update Q2 2023


Fund Factsheet May 2023


Fund Factsheet April 2023


Investment Performance Update Q1 2023


Fund Factsheet March 2023


Fund Factsheet February 2023


Investment Performance Update Q4 2022


Investment Performance Update Q3 2022


Fund Factsheet January 2023


Fund Factsheet December 2022


Fund Factsheet November 2022


Fund Factsheet October 2022


Fund Factsheet September 2022


Fund Factsheet August 2022


Fund Factsheet July 2022


Fund Factsheet June 2022


Investment Performance Update Q2 2022


Fund Factsheet May 2022


Fund Factsheet April 2022


Investment Performance Update Q1 2022


Fund Factsheet March 2022


Fund Factsheet February 2022


Fund Facstsheet January 2022


Investment Performance Update Q4 2021


Fund Factsheet December 2021


Fund Factsheet November 2021.pdf


Fund Factsheet October 2021.pdf


Investment Performance Update Q3 2021


Fund Factsheet September 2021


Fund Factsheet August 2021


Fund Factsheet July 2021


Investment Performance Update Q2, 2021


Fund Factsheet June 2021.pdf


Fund Factsheet May 2021.pdf


Fund Factsheet April 2021.pdf


Fund Factsheet March 2021.pdf


Investment Performance Update Q3 2020


EPPF_Annual_Final_Financial_Statements_2020


Annual Financial Statements 2019


Annual Financial Statements 2018


Annual Financial Statements 2017


Annual Financial Statements 2016


EPPF Full Integrated Report 2023 (Single Page View)


EPPF Full Integrated Report 2023 (Double Page View)


Integrated Annual Report Guide for Members 2023


Integrated Annual Report Guide for Industry 2023


Integrated Annual Report Guide for Regulators 2023


Integrated Annual Report Guide for Sustainability 2023


EPPF Full Integrated Report 2022


Quick Guide for Members - Annual Report 2022


Quick Guide for Industry - Annual Report 2022


Quick Guide for Regulators - Annual Report 2022


Impact Report 2022


EPPF Full Integrated Report 2021


EPPF 2020 Valuation Results Summary


EPPF Full Integrated Report 2020


EPPF_Integrated_Report_2019


EPPF_Integrated_Report_2018


Annual Report 2017


Annual Report 2016


Annual Report 2015


Annual Report 2014


Annual Report 2013


Annual Report 2012


Annual Report 2011


Annual Report 2010


Annual Report 2009


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Your EPPF recap on the two-pot retirement system


A Message from Shafeeq Abrahams, the Chief Executive and Principal Officer – Final reminder to vote for your new Board of Trustees


A Message from Shafeeq Abrahams, the Chief Executive and Principal Officer – Reminder to vote for your new Board of Trustees


A Message from Shafeeq Abrahams, the Chief Executive & Principal Officer - January 2024


A Message from Shafeeq Abrahams, EPPF’s Chief Executive & Principal Officer – December 2023


Pensioners outside SA: Why you may not have received your 2023 pension bonus last week


EPPF is proud to release its 2022-23 results


Update: EPPF’s Two-pot Talk


Pensioner Update: Pension Increase and Bonus November 2023


Coming Soon: EPPF’s Official Facebook Group


EPPF’s Two-Pot Talk


Pensioners outside SA: Submit your Evidence of Survival info or risk your pension benefits being suspended


In-service Member Update: What the Two-Pot Retirement System Means


Member Update: Expect an email or call to rate our service over the last year


Member Update - 14 July 2023


Media Release: EPPF leads industry through its Net-Zero commitment


A Message to Pensioners from Shafeeq Abrahams, the Chief Executive and Principal Officer - March 2023


Pensioners and tax season: What to do if you receive more than one income


Rule Amendment 2


Member Update January 2023


Board of Trustee Elections


A Message from Shafeeq Abrahams, the Chief Executive and Principal Officer - July 2023


Member Update July 2023 - EPPF Goes Virtual


Member Update April 2023


A Message to In-Service Members, from the Chief Executive and Principal Officer - March 2023


A Message from Shafeeq Abrahams, the Chief Executive and Principal Officer - January 2023


A Message from Shafeeq Abrahams, the EPPF Chief Executive and Principal Officer - November 2022


Member Update November 2022


EPPF INVESTMENT PERFORMANCE UPDATE (Q3, 2022)


Pension Increase and Bonus November 2022


Member Update October 2022


Pension Fund Benefits: Actuarial Factors Review 2022


Rule Amendment 1


Member Update September 2022


Member Update August 2022


Member Update July 2022


Member Update July 2022


Member Update June 2022


How EPPF members are helping job sustainability


Member Update March 2022


Message from the Chief Executive and Principal Officer


Pensioner Tax Update


Member Regulatory Update: Regulation 28 Amendments


EPPF appoints new Chief Financial Officer


Member Update - January 2022


Eskom splits off transmission division


2021 Integrated Report


Member regulatory update: Release of the Two Retirement Reform Discussion


Message from the Chief Executive


Member Update - October 2021


EPPF’s Digital Transformation Journey


The EPPF partners with Equites Property Fund in logistics deal


The Minimum Individual Reserve (MIR) explained


Congratulations to all our winners


THE ENHANCED EPPF MOBILE APP FINALLY HERE!


Amended Fund Rules


Withdrawal of retirement savings by active members


Update: Impact of recent social unrest


EPPF Operations - impact of protests


2021 Tax Certificate re-issue


Scam alert warning


EPPF Message from the Chief Executive and Principal Officer


EPPF INVESTMENT PERFORMANCE UPDATE (Q1, 2021)


MEMBER UPDATE – APRIL 2021


Member Regulatory Update


EPPF appoints new Chief Executive and Principal Officer


Member Update: Business Maverick reporting


EPPF Chief Executive and Principal Officer to step down


2020 Integrated Report


2021 Pensioner increase and bonus


MEMBER UPDATE: NOVEMBER 2020


Member Update: EPPF’s digital transformation journey


UPDATE – BUSINESS MAVERICK REPORTING ON EPPF SANCTIONED BY PRESS COUNCIL


NEW EPPF BOARD APPOINTMENTS


Announcement: COVID-19 relief special bonus for EPPF pensioners


Announcement - Eskom Employee Benefits department


EPPF changes to new pension administration system


EPPF and Global ASP matter


Trustee Elections 2019/20 results announcement


IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) AND THE RATINGS DOWNGRADE ON THE EPPF INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO


Provisional Trustee Election Results


UPDATE: EPPF OPERATIONS DURING THE 21 DAY NATIONAL LOCKDOWN AS A RESULT OF COVID-19


EPPF COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) MEMBER UPDATE


RESPONSE TO MEDIA ARTICLE ON EPPF’S INVESTMENT IN MPANDE PROPERTY FUND


EPPF Member/Pensioner Update - Message from the Chairman


Media report on EPPF administration


Trustee Elections : Voting phase


Former Eskom GCEO pension pay-out update


2019 PENSIONER INCREASE AND BONUS


Employee Profile: meet Tetelo Mabona


RESPONSIBLE INVESTING BY PENSION FUNDS: THE ABC OF ESG


Appointment of Ms Linda Mateza as EPPF Chief Executive and Principal Officer


EPPF calls for asset owners to promote transformation at the third EPPF Transformation Breakfast


Trustee Elections 2019/20


Supreme Court of Appeal ruling on former Eskom GCEO pension pay-out case


THE POSITION OF THE FUND ON PRESCRIBED ASSETS


Board announcement to stakeholders


The EPPF Transformation Breakfast


Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (EPPF) appoints first-ever female Chief Executive and Principal Officer


High court ruling on former Eskom GCEO pension pay-out case


Diversity in Asset Management


Waseema Mocke: A Life of Risk and Reward


Thandie Mashego: A Reflection on One Year at the Fund


Meet Our New Chief Investment Officer, Sonja Saunderson


Yolisa Skwintshi: Innovation Worthy of Nomination


EPPF investment in China A equities


Eskom Pension and Provident Fund CFO Shafeeq Abrahams steps into CEO role


EPPF head of HR Shyless Nkuna says servant leadership is paramount


Eskom fund supports Pension Funds Act amendments


No reason entities that manage people’s data should not implement Popia now


Technology fulfils human purpose in pension fund environment


The Great COVID-19 Crisis, where is the bottom?


INFRASTRUCTURE: HOW PENSION FUNDS CAN SERVE MEMBERS – AND THE NATION


The future of transformation in the investment industry and the EPPF’s role


Responsible Investing by Pension Funds: The ABC Of ESG


Sound corporate governance depends on ethical leaders – and you and me


Power Talk December 2023


Pensioner Talk Newsletter December 2023


Pensioner Talk Newsletter September 2023


Power Talk Newsletter September 2023


Power Talk Newsletter July 2023


Pensioner Talk Newsletter July 2023


Power Talk Newsletter April 2023


Pensioner Talk Newsletter April 2023


Power Talk Newsletter December 2022


Pensioner Talk Newsletter December 2022


Pensioner Talk Newsletter July 2022


Power Talk Newsletter July 2022


Power Talk Newsletter April 2022


Pensioner Talk Newsletter April 2022


Power Talk October - November 2021


Pensioner Talk November 2021


Power Talk - June/July 2021


Pensioner Talk June 2021


Power Talk - November/December 2020


Pensioner Talk - November/December 2020


Power Talk July/August 2020


Pensioner Talk July/August 2020


Pensioner Talk May 2020


Power Talk May 2020


December Power Talk 2019


December Pensioner Talk 2019 (Festive Edition)


September Power Talk 2019


August Pensioner Talk 2019


Power Talk 3rd Issue 2019


Pensioner Talk - 2nd Issue 2018


Power Talk 2nd Issue 2018


Pensioner Talk 1st Issue 2018


Power Talk March 2018


Power Talk October 2017


Pensioner Talk November 2017


Pensioner Talk March 2017


Pensioner Talk - September 2016


Pensioner Talk - April 2016


EPPF Member Guide


Power Talk - September 2016


Power Talk - April 2016


Pensioner Talk - July 2015


Power Talk - July 2015


Power Talk - October 2014


Pensioner Talk - October 2014


Pensioner Talk - May 2013


Pensioner Talk - October 2013


Power Talk - June 2013


Pensioner Talk - December 2012


Power Talk - August 2012


Pensioner Talk - July 2012


Power Talk - March 2012


Pensioner Talk - March 2012


Power Talk - October 2011


Pensioner Talk - October 2011


Power Talk - April 2011


Pensioner Talk - April 2011


Power Talk - December 2010


Pensioner Talk - December 2010


Power Talk - May 2010


Pensioner Talk - July 2009


Pensioner Talk - April 2009


Power Talk - March 2009


Power Talk - January 2009


EPPF Annual Financial Statements 2023


EPPF Annual Financial Statements 2022


EPPF Annual Financial Statements 2021


EPPF Annual Financial Statements 2020


EPPF Annual Financial Statements 2019


EPPF Annual Financial Statements 2018


EPPF Annual Financial Statements 2017


EPPF Annual Financial Statements 2016


Fund Factsheet January 2024


Fund Factsheet December 2023


Fund Factsheet November 2023


Investment Performance Update Q3 2023


Fund Factsheet October 2023


Fund Factsheet September 2023


Fund Factsheet August 2023


Fund Factsheet July 2023


Fund Factsheet June 2023


Investment Performance Update Q2 2023


Fund Factsheet May 2023


Fund Factsheet April 2023


Investment Performance Update Q1 2023


Fund Factsheet March 2023


Fund Factsheet February 2023


Investment Performance Update Q4 2022


Investment Performance Update Q3 2022


Fund Factsheet January 2023


Fund Factsheet December 2022


Fund Factsheet November 2022


Fund Factsheet October 2022


Fund Factsheet September 2022


Fund Factsheet August 2022


Fund Factsheet July 2022


Fund Factsheet June 2022


Investment Performance Update Q2 2022


Fund Factsheet May 2022


Fund Factsheet April 2022


Investment Performance Update Q1 2022


Fund Factsheet March 2022


Fund Factsheet February 2022


Fund Facstsheet January 2022


Investment Performance Update Q4 2021


Fund Factsheet December 2021


Fund Factsheet November 2021.pdf


Fund Factsheet October 2021.pdf


Investment Performance Update Q3 2021


Fund Factsheet September 2021


Fund Factsheet August 2021


Fund Factsheet July 2021


Investment Performance Update Q2, 2021


Fund Factsheet June 2021.pdf


Fund Factsheet May 2021.pdf


Fund Factsheet April 2021.pdf


Fund Factsheet March 2021.pdf


Investment Performance Update Q3 2020


EPPF_Annual_Final_Financial_Statements_2020


Annual Financial Statements 2019


Annual Financial Statements 2018


Annual Financial Statements 2017


Annual Financial Statements 2016


EPPF Full Integrated Report 2023 (Single Page View)


EPPF Full Integrated Report 2023 (Double Page View)


Integrated Annual Report Guide for Members 2023


Integrated Annual Report Guide for Industry 2023


Integrated Annual Report Guide for Regulators 2023


Integrated Annual Report Guide for Sustainability 2023


EPPF Full Integrated Report 2022


Quick Guide for Members - Annual Report 2022


Quick Guide for Industry - Annual Report 2022


Quick Guide for Regulators - Annual Report 2022


Impact Report 2022


EPPF Full Integrated Report 2021


EPPF 2020 Valuation Results Summary


EPPF Full Integrated Report 2020


EPPF_Integrated_Report_2019


EPPF_Integrated_Report_2018


Annual Report 2017


Annual Report 2016


Annual Report 2015


Annual Report 2014


Annual Report 2013


Annual Report 2012


Annual Report 2011


Annual Report 2010


Annual Report 2009


Mr Shafeeq Abrahams

Chief Executive Officer

BCompt Honours Degree in Accounting, Chartered
Accountant (SA), Masters in Business Leadership

Mr. Shafeeq Abrahams joined the EPPF on 1 September 2018 as the Chief Financial Officer until he was appointed as the Chief Executive and Principal Officer effective 1 April 2021. He began his career at Deloitte & Touché Chartered Accountants and later joined Eskom, where he held various leadership roles in Finance. Prior to joining the EPPF, he was the CFO of the National Home Builders Registration Council.

As the Chief Executive and Principal Officer, Mr. Abrahams serves on all the committees of the Board of Trustees within the EPPF.

Ms Thandie Mashego

Chief Financial Officer

BCom Honours Degree in Accounting (University of Natal),
Chartered Accountant (SA), Masters in Business Leadership
(UNISA), Leadership Development Programme (The Da Vinci
Institute)

Ms Thandie Mashego joined the EPPF on 1 February 2022 as CFO and has a wealth of experience in Finance and Investment management. She previously served as CFO of WDB Investment Holdings, CFO of Vantage Capital Group and has held various senior roles at the Industrial Development Corporation. She has also served as a non-executive director on the boards of several entities throughout her career.

Thandie serves on various committees of the Fund including the Executive committee, Procurement committee and Risk Management Committee, and is a permanent attendee of several sub-committees of the Board.

Ms Sonja Saunderson

Chief Investment Officer

BSc (Cum Laude) in Mathematics and Computer Science (North-West University)

BCom (Cum Laude)

BCom (Hons) (Cum Laude) in Economics and Statistics (North-West University)

MCom (Cum Laude) in Statistics and Economics (North-West University)

Ms Sonja Saunderson joined the EPPF on 1 November 2022. She has more than 20 years’ experience in investment management, including shaping investment philosophy and processes. She joined the EPPF from Momentum Metropolitan Holdings, where she served as the Group’s Chief Investment Officer.  

Throughout her career, Ms Saunderson played various roles as a lecturer in Mathematics and Statistics, a Quantitative Analyst, Head of Research and Product Development as well as Chief Investment Officer. 

Mr Joey Sankar.

Executive: Pensions Administration

B.Com. Management (UNISA), Masters in Information
Technology (University of Pretoria), Information Technology
Infrastructure Library (IT IL) qualification, Prince 2 Practitioner
qualification Certified Pensions Specialist (Global Academy)

Mr. Joey Sankar joined the EPPF on 1 July 2014 as a Project Manager and was appointed as the Manager of Retirement Fund Operations on 1 September 2015. Prior to joining EPPF, Mr. Sankar held managerial positions in various organisations, including Alexander Forbes Financial Services, NBC Holdings, and Deloitte Consulting.

Mr. Sankar serves on various committees within the EPPF, including the Benefits Committee, Legal and Technical Committee, Executive Committee, Procurement Committee, Medical Panel and the IT Steering Committee.

Ms Shyless Shai

Executive: Human Capital

BA Psychology (University of the Western Cape), BA Hons.
Psychology (University of the Western Cape), Registered
Psychometrist (Health Professions Council of South Africa),
Master of Commerce in Business Management (University of
Johannesburg) 

Ms Shyless Shai joined EPPF on 1 April 2017. She began her HR career at the Foschini Retail Group in Cape Town. Prior to joining EPPF, she held various HR roles at different financial institutions, such as Standard Bank, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and the South African Reserve Bank.

Ms. Shai heads the Human Capital Department at EPPF and also serves on the Human Resources and Remuneration Committee and the Executive Committee of EPPF.

Mr Ayanda Gaqa

Executive: Governance And Assurance

B.Tech. (Internal Auditing), Post Graduate Diploma in Financial
Planning (University of Free State), Certified Financial
Planner®, Certified Compliance Professional (Compliance
Institute of SA), Certified Fraud Examiner

Mr. Ayanda Gaqa​ joined the EPPF on 1 July 2007. He has held various leadership positions in various organisations including Futuregrowth Asset Management and Sanlam Investment Management.

He serves on various committees within the EPPF including the Board of Trustees, the Executive Committee, Audit and Risk Committee, Strategic Investment Committee, Risk Management Committee and the Procurement Committee.

Ms Yolisa Skwintshi

Executive: Information Technology

Honours in Computer Science, Executive leadership
programme (Gordon Institute of Business Science – GIBS),
Advanced Management Development Programme (University
of Pretoria – UP)

Ms Skwintshi joined the EPPF on 6 January 2020. Yolisa joins the EPPF from ABSA Group, where she was the Head of Technology for the Insurance Cluster. She is a highly experienced Technology leader with more than 17 years of experience in the IT industry.

 

Among her achievements, Yolisa was recognised as one of South Africa’s fifty most inspiring women in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics sector for 2018 by the Consulate of the Netherlands in collaboration with Cocreate International.

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