The Financial Planning Institute has appointed Lelané Bezuidenhout as its new CEO with effect from 1 June 2019. Bezuidenhout began her career with one of South Africa’s major insurance companies, where she became a customer relations specialist dealing with FAIS-related matters in collaboration with the legal and compliance departments. She joined the Ombud for Financial Service Providers in 2010 and gained high-level expertise in FAIS legislation and related subordinate regulation.
She joined the Financial Planning Institute in 2017, serving in a number of roles, the latest being as Head of the Certification and Standards Department. As part of her career development, she obtained a postgraduate diploma in financial planning and became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professional.