Join Dr Morris Mthombeni, GIBS Interim Dean in Conversation with Seelan Gobalsamy, Omnia Group CEO.
About the speaker:
Seelan Gobalsamy has an established record of managing complex businesses
successfully. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated his ability to
redefine strategic direction, turn around businesses and deliver sustainable
growth by building strong and cohesive teams. He is an internationally
experienced business leader with vast financial services experience.
Seelan has served in various senior and executive leadership roles across
emerging markets for almost 20 years, working at numerous blue-chip
companies including Old Mutual, Liberty Holdings as CEO of the corporate
division and later CEO of Emerging Markets as well as STANLIB as Group
CEO. Seelan started at Omnia as a Non-executive Director in 2018 and then became Group Financial
Director early in 2019. He was appointed Group CEO soon after - tasked with spearheading the Group’s
turnaround strategy at a time when Omnia found itself in a position of immense financial turbulence.
His conviction is that making a difference in people’s lives (customers, employees, partners, and
communities) is what ultimately creates value for all stakeholders. He is passionate about building
meaningful connections with people (empowering them and supporting their growth); effecting positive
social change, driving sustainability, innovation, and forward-thinking; building world-class businesses;
and furthering Africa’s potential.
Seelan currently also serves as a Non-Executive Director at Bidvest Life Ltd and JSG Capital, the company he founded.
Date: 30 July