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ILDP 2019 – Get to know the students Part 1/4

 

The Insurance Leadership Development Programme (ILDP) is the IIG’s official leadership programme that provides composite leadership education with the added benefit of an insurance industry contextual environment, proudly sponsored by SASRIA in association with the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).

Meet the first syndicate, who will focus on “The need to meet customer needs through digital technology” for their Action Learning Project (ALP) final presentation.

 

Javesh Ramcharan – Camargue Underwriting Managers

Q – The ILDP offers many exciting learnings and experiences. What are you most looking forward to this year?
A – The exposure derived from engaging with individuals across the insurance industry will allow to build meaningful networks. The learning experience will challenge me to think out of the box and create a path for innovation and awareness of business challenges.

Q – If you could have lunch with anyone in our industry, who would it be and why?
A – My former manager, who early in my insurance career valued my hunger for learning and growth, and invested the resources.

Q – What is your favourite quote/words to live by/wisdom to share?
A – A quote from a very famous international cricketer – “For me, it’s important to build good partnerships rather than score centuries. Once you have those partnerships you will also get centuries”.

 

 

Lerato Sello – Old Mutual Insure

Q – In no more than 50 words, please explain what motivated you to apply for ILDP?
A – My desire to become better as a leader and expand my networks in the industry.

Q – Coffee or Tea? and Books or Movies?
A – Coffee and Movies

Q – What is your favourite quote/words to live by / wisdom to share?
A –  “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful”.

 

 

Tebogo Stemmer – Sasria SOC

Q – If you could have lunch with anyone in our industry, who would it be and why?
A – I would love to have lunch with Charmaine Scott, Managing Director of Standard Bank Insurance Brokers. She has gone through so many challenges, both in her professional and personal life, and still managed to make it. Her life journey inspires me as a woman in the insurance field that aspires to make a difference.

Q – As a child, what did you wish to become when you grew up?
A – As a child I wished to become a doctor, then in my teen years I was told I would make a good lawyer. My interest, however, was in Psychology, and during my second year in varsity, I decided to change my major subject to Political Science. I developed a keen interest in Politics and thought I would make a great Political Analyst.

Q – What is your favourite quote / words to live by/wisdom to share?
A – Favourite quote: “Today is not just another day, it’s a gift”

Words to live by: Live today as if it is your last.

Wisdom to share: Life doesn’t come with a manual, there is no black or white, nor right or wrong. Our lives experiences and challenges shape the people that we become.

 

Ronald Hurdial – Bryte

Q – In no more than 50 words, please explain what motivated you to apply for ILDP?
A – It’s been my goal to earn a qualification from GIBS. Therefore, I jumped at the opportunity to study at GIBS, especially in my chosen career path. An IIG and GIBS collaboration is an opportunity not to be missed and I will encourage others to apply in the years to come.

Q – Coffee or tea? Books or movies?
A – Coffee and movies

Q – What is your favourite quote/words to live by/wisdom to share?
A – “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony”- Mahatma Gandhi.

 

Jessica Mumbengegwi – Centriq 

Q – The ILDP offers many exciting learnings and experiences. What are you most looking forward to this year?
A – I am looking forward to developing lifelong relationships with my classmates and to allow myself to learn new things and have new experiences. I feel like l am back in varsity again and l am loving every moment of it. To be part of 25 young, middle-aged individuals with a passion for the development of talent in this industry is special for me. I will definitely pay it forward.

Q- If you could have lunch with anyone in our industry, who would it be and why?
A – I would like to have lunch with more than 10 people in our industry, so it’s hard to name one. But l would go with Douw Steyn. He seems to turn everything he touches into lots and lots of money. I would like to ask him some questions on how he gets it right across various industries ranging from real estate to insurance.

Q – As a child, what did you wish to become when you grew up?
A – I always thought l would be a medical doctor right until l was about 16 years of age. I devoted my early years to the study of history and sciences. Then my father got very sick and as I nursed him I realised how sensitive l was to people’s pain and the sight of blood. It was with that realisation, my dream of being a doctor died. Then I thought I would travel the world until l found my passion, but reality dictates that you study first, and l decided to study Insurance & Risk Management. What was meant to be a certificate on the shelf whilst I traveled became a fascinating world of numbers and reinsurance contracts. I have never looked back. To top it all, all my roles to date have allowed me to travel, so I get to do both numbers and travel.

 

Linroy Peters – Bryte

Q – In no more than 50 words, please explain what motivated you to apply for ILDP?
A – I have been in the insurance industry for 15/16 years and have finally reached a point where this is no longer just a job, this is my career of which I am passionate about. I place such a high value on the insurance industry and desire to further my career and knowledge as well as being recognised as a qualified, learned and skilled professional. I would like to become a specialist in my field with a practical and theoretical base.

Q – As a child, what did you wish to become when you grew up?
A – A doctor.

Q – What is your favourite quote/words to live by/wisdom to share?
A – Authenticity – the courage to be you.

 

Phuti Kgatla – Bryte

Q – The ILDP offers many exciting learnings and experiences. What are you most looking forward to this year?
A – I have never had a chance to work with a coach/mentor before and I hope working with one will unlock the potential which resides within me.

Q – Do you think of yourself as naughty or nice?
A – Born naughty (funny) and grew out of it and now I’m nice.

Q – What is your favourite quote/words to live by/wisdom to share?
A – “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch EXCELLENCE” Vince Lombardi.

 

 

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