SAMANTHA ENSLIN-PAYNE: Old Mutual finds out that big guns can carry much baggage

07 July 2019 - 00:22 By Samantha Enslin-Payne

Old Mutual must have regarded its appointment of Trevor Manuel as chair as a coup. He was one of the longest-serving finance ministers in the world, is highly regarded in business circles, has an international profile and is a heavyweight who moves among the political and business elite. But did his illustrious CV result in fellow board members developing a blind spot when it came to alleged conflicts of interest Manuel may have had?..

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