The Ensimini way

We seed, nurture, grow and support our clients in all aspects of their employee benefit arrangements with the same care we would if it were our own

We seed, nurture, grow and support
our clients in all aspects of their employee benefit arrangements with the same care we would if it were our own

We seed, nurture, grow and support our clients in all aspects of their employee benefit arrangements with the same care we would if it were our own

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History

Founded in 2011 and based in Parktown, Johannesburg, Ensimini consists of two companies, both of which are registered financial services providers. Ensimini Financial Services (Pty) Ltd provides consulting and advisory services and Ensimini Administration Services (Pty) Ltd provides administrative services.

 

Jaco Pretorius

Jaco Pretorius

Chief Executive Officer
Background
Jaco graduated from the University of Pretoria in 1991 with a BCom, specialising in Insurance & Actuarial Science. He was admitted as a Fellow of the Institute of Life and Pension Advisers in 1996.

Jaco is a previous Senior Director of Alexander Forbes Consultants & Actuaries, Managing Director of pˑeˑoˑpˑlˑe Administration Services (now NMG C&A Administrators), director of NMG Consultants & Actuaries and Divisional Director of NBC Consultants & Actuaries.

Jaco has been involved in the employee benefits industry since 1992 and aside from his current role as CEO of the Ensimini Group, he also fulfills the role of Benefit Consulting Head and acts as Benefit and Investment Consultant to various Ensimini clients.

He also has significant experience as an independent Trustee and principal officer which provides him with unusual insight into clients’ perspectives.

Sipho Dube

Sipho Dube

Director & Consulting Head
Background
Sipho graduated from Vista University in 1992 with a BCom specialising in Economics. He also successfully completed various certificate programs via the Insurance Institute of South Africa.

Sipho has been employed in the employee benefits industry since 1993. During this time, he fulfilled various managerial roles with, inter alia, Alexander Forbes Consultants & Actuaries, NBC Consultants and Actuaries and Liberty Corporate Benefits.

Sipho acts as Benefit Consultant to various Ensimini clients.

Eric Mtshweni

Eric Mtshweni

Director & Investment Consulting Head
Background
Eric Graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2003 with a BCom Honours specialising in Econometrics and from the University of Johannesburg in 2006 with a BCom Honours specialising in Investment Management. He has also successfully completed various Registered Persons Examinations via the South African Institute of Financial Markets. He is currently in the process of completing the relevant examinations towards becoming an Actuary.

Eric has been employed in the Employee Benefits industry since 2004. His past work experience includes Manager of the Investment Performance Measurement team at Transnet Pension Fund Administrators and as a Specialist Analyst with the Financial Services Board.

Eric oversees Ensimini’s Investment Consulting capabilities and acts as Investment Consultant to various Ensimini clients.

Natalie Barker

Natalie Barker

Head of Administration
Background
Natalie has successfully completed various certificate programs via the Insurance Institute of South Africa.

Natalie has been employed in the employee benefits industry since 1993. During this time, she fulfilled various managerial roles with, inter alia, Alexander Forbes Consultants & Actuaries, NBC Consultants and Actuaries and Glenrand MIB.

Natalie oversees our very effective and highly skilled fund administration team.


  

 
 

People

Our experienced team of employee benefits professionals have been at the coal-face of the ever-changing employee benefits industry for decades.

Our experience, expertise and unique client insights allow us to anticipate how changes in the employee benefits industry will impact on our advice, services and products and allows us to continuously develop and maintain robust employee benefit solutions and strategies that improve the retirement outcomes of the employees and members we serve.

Our principal aim is facilitating the optimal application of every cent contributed by and on behalf of employees towards retirement funds and other ancillary insured benefit arrangements. This ensures meaningful financial outcomes at retirement and relevant benefits in the event of death, disablement or other life-changing events prior to retirement.

Clients

We are administrators to retirement funds nationally with a total membership of 36,500 and advisors to retirement funds with a total membership of 155,000 with a combined asset value of more than R2.5 billion.

Our clients include a variety of umbrella funds, local and multi-national corporations, trade unions and bargaining councils.

  
 
 

 

Philosophy

People are core to Ensimini –our people and, most importantly – our clients’ people.

At Ensimini our people differentiate us from our competitors. Our founder and shareholders are all directors of the business and are intimately involved in the business daily.

Our people are carefully selected on attitude, diversity, skills, experience and qualifications and then divided into client-centric teams to ensure that we are aligned and matched to our clients’ expectations, culture and processes.

These teams have a flat operational structure focussed on our principal aim of optimising the retirement funding journey of contributors and the provision of relevant ancillary insured benefits.

Our people understand and appreciate most of South Africa’s indigenous languages and cultures. This improves our ability to serve as modern-day advisors, navigators and pathfinders of specialist employee benefit solutions to any organisation and retirement fund.

Our processes and technology platforms are built with people in mind – not numbers.

The technology that underpins our service offerings was developed as an enabler of the processes we have designed with the single-minded aim of optimising contributions towards retirement funding and ancillary insured benefits. We continuously seek ways to harness the power of the rapid advancement in technology to improve cost structures, member communication and regulatory compliance.

This results in:

  • Improved depth and quality of member data we hold on record
  • Reduced claim payment turnaround times
  • Enhanced transparency and stakeholders’ access to real-time information
  • Reduced costs for the benefit of members and employees