The Class of 2017

Education and the development of young talent are major challenges facing the insurance industry.

The IIG “Class of” programme is aimed at developing and retaining young talent within the insurance industry through exposure, experience and leadership development.

The one-year programme begins in March every year.  

Overview of the programme

This programme is designed to give a select group of young insurance professionals currently working in the industry:

  • Exposure to a wide range of companies in the insurance industry and the opportunity to meet and gain knowledge from more experienced people in the industry
  • Experience: deeper technical knowledge of selected areas of insurance and the opportunity to meet and gain knowledge from more experienced people in the industry
  • Leadership and mentorship: the chance to develop general business and leadership skills through interaction with captains of industry

Selection criteria for the IIG Class of 2017

Only candidates who are currently working in the insurance industry for a member company of the IIG will qualify, and preference will be given to candidates who meet the following criteria:

  • Under the age of 35
  • Minimum of two years' working experience in the insurance industry
  • BEE candidates 
  • Leadership potential and a personality that will contribute to the group and the industry
  • All applications with a strong senior management motivation will be considered
  • Effort will be made to create a diverse group of candidates that will stimulate learning within the group; this diversity will include race, gender, employer company, skills, etc.



Name: Ablonia

Company: iTOO Special Risks (Pty) Ltd

Current Role: Underwriting Specialist

Highest Qualification: FETC: Further Education and Training Certificate: Short Term Insurance NQF Level: 4

SPECIALISED YET VERSATILE – I can cater to the needs of many by offering tailor made solutions.



Name: Diane

Company: Western National Insurance Co

Current Role: Broker Consultant

Highest Qualification: Diploma in Marketing Management & Short-term Insurance qualifications

Do not see barriers, build something that out lives you.




Name: Dudzai

Company: Hollard

Current Role: Marine Underwriter

Highest Qualification: BCom (Honours) - Business Management

I always strive for excellence. I believe that excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort and intelligent execution.



Name: Gobusamang

Company: AIG South Africa

Current Role: Financial lines Underwriter

Highest Qualification: FAIS NQF Level 5 (Short term insurance Qualifications)

Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.





Company:KEU Underwriting Managers (PTY) Ltd
Current role:Underwriter
Highest Qualification:Degree (Degree in Motion Pictures, Higher Certificate in Insurance, Diploma and Certificate in Special Effects Make Up)
Personal quote: There are no such things as problems, only solutions waiting to be found




Name: Jessica
Company: Apio Risk Services
Current role: Account Executive
Highest Qualification: NQF 5 – IISA Programme in Short Term Insurance
Personal quote: Live the life you love, love the life you live






Company:Sasria SOC Limited
Current role:Human Capital Officer
Highest Qualification: BCom Honours (Human Resource Management)
Personal quote:Formal education will make you a living: self-education will make you a fortune.






Company:Bryte Insurance Company Limited
Current Role:Underwriter
Highest Qualification:Short-Term Insurance Qualification
Quote:I commit myself to consistency and I am a firm believer that everything I want lies on the other side of comfort.







Name: Kevin

Company: Apio Risk Services

Current Role: Key  Account Manager

Highest Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree

Mediocrity is unjustifiable





Name: Liebie

Company: Fulcrum

Current Role: Brand and Marketing

Highest Qualification: Higher Certificate

Wake up every morning and tell yourself: I can DO this! Remember: “You’re always one decision away from a totally different life”, so make the right choices and live the life you’ve always wanted.



Name: Malebo

Company: Mutual & Federal

Current Role: Specialist Technical Underwriting: Agri : Commercial, Personal & Distribution

Highest Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce: Marketing Management

Optimistic and joyful, I try and find the good out of any situation thrown at me.



Name: Mlungisi

Company: Mutual and Federal

Current Role: Corporate Underwriter

Highest Qualification: BA degree

Every day is an opportunity to make things happen.





Name: Muhammed

Company: Santam

Current Role: Quality Assurance Reviewer

Highest Qualification: B Com Degree (Cum Laude) – Financial Management

My courage to succeed is always greater than my fear of failure.



Name: Nicole

Company: Allianz Global Corporate and Speciality Ltd

Current Role: Senior Underwriter for Financial Lines

Highest Qualification: LLB Law

There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.





Name: Phindile

Company: Jack and Seach Insurance Brokers

Current Role: Account Executive

Highest Qualification: NQF Level 4

There are many roads that can lead to your desired destination.






Name: Roland

Company: Discovery Insure

Current Role: Team Leader

Highest Qualification: Matric

"Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are." - August W. Hare





Name: Samantha

Company: F&I

Current Role: Business Manager

Highest Qualification: BCom Management

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach my full potential. These are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.





Name: Sikhumbuzo

Company: Mutual & Federal

Current Role: Specialist claims

Highest Qualification: Programme in Associateship

It is better to prepare for an opportunity that may never come than get an opportunity and not be prepared.




Name: Sphamandla

Company: AfricaRe

Current Role: Reinsurance Claims Officer

Highest Qualification: Post Graduate Diploma in Maritime

To know where you are going, you must know where you come from






Name: Tebogo

Company: Indwe Risk Services

Current Role: Technical Broker

Highest Qualification: Bcom Insurance & Risk Management (WITS)

In life there are no mistakes, only lessons. We live in a society that seeks quick and easy results, we must learn the beauty of effort, patience and perseverance. Thomas Edison conducted 1000 failed experiments before succeeding with the light bulb on his 1001st  attempt.




Name: Thokozane

Company: Mutual and Federal

Current Role: Corporate Underwriter

Highest Qualification: National Diploma in Accounting

Behind every cloud there’s a sun waiting to shine





Name: Tiyane

Company: Guy Carpenter

Current Role: Facultative Broker

Highest Qualification: AIISA

Always give 100% in all you do. Never settle for mediocrity.






Name: Viresh

Company: Discovery Insure

Current Role: Operations Manager - Procurement

Highest Qualification: Matric

If you are humble, nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace because you know who you are.




Name: Warren

Company: Hollard

Current Role: Business Consultant - Marine

Highest Qualification: BCOM

Leading the future industry of tomorrow, today.