Corporate Governance

Board of Directors


Maritz Aldum – Chief Executive Officer

Maritz graduated from Bond University in 2002 where he completed his MBA. As a shareholder and Chief Executive Officer of 1Surance, his vision is to increase financial literacy in South Africa and provide relevant long-term insurance products to the previously underserved market.

As a successful businessman and entrepreneur, Maritz has a unique outlook on change and innovation. He surrounds himself with competent people with integrity and energy.

On a personal level Maritz holds his Christian and family values in high regard. He is also actively involved in community projects and serves on several non-profit boards.


Pieter Theron – Director and Head Legal & Compliance Officer

Pieter graduated from the University of Pretoria where he obtained a Degree in Law, where after he practiced as an Attorney for 15 years.

Due to his extensive Insurance experience and knowledge he became involved with the Insurance Industry on a full time basis and qualified himself as an FAIS Compliance Officer (Practice Number: 6119).

He is well experienced in the fields of Insurance- and Financial Legislation and Regulations, pertaining to FICA, FAIS, KYC, TCF, Corporate Governance, the Companies Act, King III and the Financial Services Board Directives, both in a Monitoring and Implementation role.

He holds a total of 22 years’ corporate Legal-, Insurance- and Compliance experience.


Riaan Cloete – Director

Riaan graduated from the University of Stellenbosch where he obtained a degree in Business Economics as well as an Honours degree in Business Management and Administration.

Riaan has been working for the past 25 years in the financial services sector. His career started in 1988 at Sanlam Head Office in Bellville, where he worked for eleven years and gained valuable managerial experience in business analysis, claims and project management.

In 1999 he continued his career in Gauteng where he worked at PSG Anchor Life for two years. Riaan then moved to ABSA Life for six years as Head of Life Operations and was a member of the Executive Management team. Riaan was also employed at Hollard and Regent as General Manager – Operations and was a member of the Executive Management team. At Regent Riaan was accountable for the administration of long-term and short-term insurance.

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