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Insurance Business Leaders Series / 22-05-24 / Kwanele Sibanda

Nine leadership questions for Teshlin Akaloo, MD, NetcarePlus

"Working as an Actuarial Analyst shifted my perspective. Immersed in solving for South Africa's middle market needs, I discovered a passion for innovative solutions to address real-world challenges. Every role since has aimed to fulfil this…

Insurance Business Leaders Series / 17-04-24 / Kwanele Sibanda

Nine leadership questions for Schalk Malan, CEO, BrightRock

"From early on, BrightRock’s leadership team has nurtured a co-creative, multi-disciplinary approach. The other critical element for leaders is to ensure that the organisation’s people understand the company’s vision but also the vision and…

Insurance Business Leaders Series / 10-04-24 / Kwanele Sibanda

Nine leadership questions for Kalim Rajab, MD, New National Assurance Company

"As the largest empowerment player in the short-term space, we tend to attract people who want to be involved in something bigger than themselves – the creation of meaningful transformation in the insurance industry. And we try to retain them…

Insurance Business Leaders Series / 03-04-24 / Kwanele Sibanda

Nine leadership questions for Besa Ruele, CEO, Hollard Life Solutions

"Technology has had a major impact in all areas of our lives, and insurance is not exempt. The insurance industry has embraced and will need to ramp up that embracing of technology to remain relevant and accessible to both policyholders and…

Insurance Business Leaders Series / 27-03-24 / Kwanele Sibanda

Nine leadership questions for Evodia Phahlane, FNB Insure Chief Operating Officer

"Nothing beats witnessing the positive impact you make in people’s lives at a time of need – this has been the most rewarding aspect of my career. It reaffirms my belief in the importance of our work and fuels my ongoing passion to serve," says…

Insurance Business Leaders Series / 06-03-24 / Kwanele Sibanda

Eight leadership questions for Yuresh Maharaj, CEO, Liberty Group

In our 2024 series of the insurance business leaders, we hit it off with eight (8) leadership questions for Yuresh Maharaj, Chief Executive, Liberty - the Insurance and Asset Management business unit of the Standard Bank Group.

Insurance Business Leaders Series / 20-10-23 / Shelly Nxumalo

Nine leadership questions for Gugu Mtetwa, Chief Operating Officer, Santam Insurance

"My approach of treating everyone, regardless of their title or position, with a recognition of our shared humanity - and the concept of ‘lifting as you rise’ is also integral to my leadership philosophy – ensuring that I contribute to enabling…

Insurance Business Leaders Series / 13-10-23 / Sisanda Ndlovu

Nine leadership questions for Prabashini Moodley, MD, Old Mutual Corporate

"The ability to balance multiple perspectives – short term / long term; customer/employer/shareholder while still driving a coherent strategy; The ability to communicate with a broad range of stakeholders and gain buy in; The ability to be vulnerable…

Insurance Business Leaders Series / 06-10-23 / Tau kaVodloza

Nine leadership questions for Nash Omar, CEO, Hollard Insure

"Our purpose at Hollard is to enable more people to create and secure a better future, and one way to do this is by fostering a learning environment. Every Hollardite has an individual development plan that not only identifies learning needs…

Insurance Business Leaders Series / 08-09-23 / Chris Smit

Nine leadership questions for Steph Bester, CEO, AllLife

"Connecting with people is so important. Many leaders view people as a means to an end. To me, our people are an incredibly valuable part of the business, and it is my duty as a leader to leave them stronger, more empowered, and courageous than…

Insurance Business Leaders Series / 18-08-23 / Tau kaVodloza

Nine leadership questions for Linah Mabena, CEO, Standard Bank Insurance Brokers

"Top qualities of an effective leader are the ability for one to exhibit adaptability and open-mindedness, and navigate the ever-changing business landscape while inspiring and motivating their team is key, coupled with the grit to make those…

Insurance Business Leaders Series / 14-07-23 / Tau kaVodloza

Nine leadership questions for Bridget Mokwena-Halala, Assupol Group CEO

"When I joined corporate many years ago, it was harder to find women mentors as there were too few women in leadership roles. We have since then made great progress, however there is more work still to be done, says Bridget Mokwena-Halala, Assupol…

Insurance Business Leaders Series / 07-07-23 / Shelly Nxumalo

Nine leadership questions for MC du Toit, CEO, GENRIC Insurance Company

"With the hardening of the reinsurance markets since 2017/18, we have worked hard to transform our lines of business to those with less reliance on reinsurance as well as achieve healthy underwriting margins," says MC du Toit, CEO, GENRIC Insurance…

Insurance Business Leaders Series / 30-06-23 / Tommy Jackson

Nine leadership questions for Ian Williamson, Chief Executive Officer, Old Mutual Ltd

"One of the most crucial qualities for effective leadership is the ability to provide clarity and set clear expectations. By clearly communicating goals, objectives, and responsibilities, leaders ensure that everyone on their team understands…

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