CORA FERNANDEZ

Non-Executive Director

BCom and BCom (Hons) Accounting) and Finance, CA(SA)

Cora is a Non-executive Director of Sphere Holdings Board and Chairperson of the Sphere Holdings Remuneration Committee (REMCO). Previously, she also served on the Boards of Sanlam Investment Holdings and the South African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA), where she was elected as Chairperson.

Cora’s around two-decade career started out at Ethos Private Equity, after which she joined Sanlam, where she held numerous senior executive positions over the years. Most recently, she was the Chief Executive (CE) of Sanlam Investments (SI) Institutional Business, where she was responsible for managing a portfolio of 126 institutional clients with a collective investment of R190 billion across various asset classes.

Before that, she was Managing Director of Sanlam Investment Management (SIM), one of the largest asset management companies in SA, and prior to that, she was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sanlam Private Equity (SPE).

During Cora’s tenure at Sanlam, she received several awards, including the Top Private Equity Deal Maker Award by the Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP) and the Sanlam CEO’s Award.