London, UK, Jan 12, 2023 – Cognia has appointed San Makanjee as their new Global Head of People.

Joining from Standard Bank Group, San has over 20 years’ experience of leading the people agenda. She brings deep HR expertise combined with a robust understanding of key business drivers to deliver successful people and talent outcomes. She built her credibility and reputation as a trusted advisor working at international global organisations including Deloitte, PwC, and Accenture.

Janet Taylor-Hall, CEO at Cognia said, “Attracting and retaining world class talent is critical to developing diverse teams which enhance our clients’ outcomes, support our communities and create effective solutions with our partners. With San’s leadership and solid track record on delivering strategic people initiatives, I’m confident Cognia will grow from strength to strength.”

San Makanjee, Global Head of People added, “I’m delighted to be joining Cognia to achieve our vision of providing legal services across capabilities with people at the heart of what we do. As part of the leadership team, I look forward to delivering a people strategy which strengthens our position as a leading integrated legal services provider and builds on the core values of quality, dignity, community and agility.”


About Cognia
Cognia is a law company that seamlessly extends corporates, banks and law firms’ legal capability. We integrate how legal services are provided with people at the heart of what we do.
With our collaborative mindset and diverse legal capability we help organisations deliver business as usual activities, manage contracts, respond to regulatory change and embed operating models to enhance delivery and meet future growth.
Our clients trust us to deliver sustainable outcomes for their in-house legal teams by bringing simplicity to complex matters, replacing broken procedures with efficient digitised processes and moving from siloed teams to integrated partnerships.
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