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Meet the #IIGlobal2019 Delegates!



Meet the #IIGlobal2019 delegates as they embark on the Ultimate Education and Networking Experience of a lifetime to San Francisco & Washington DC.


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We caught up with Terrisha Jainarain, Director at the Graduate Institute of Financial Services (GIFS). Here’s what she had to say.. 








What is your favourite travel childhood memory?

National travels, being with family & enjoying nature trails.


What is your favourite holiday destination?

Don’t have one.


What is the best way to sleep on a plane?

Aisle seat with a blanket and my neck support.


What is your top travel tip?

Carry Dettol hand sanitiser and wet wipes.


What do you like to do while travelling?

Watching movies, reading, catching up on sleep.


What travel gadgets are you taking with you on this tour?

Travel adapter, portable wifi hub.


What are you looking forward to the most on this trip?

Exposure to international insurance market knowledge for FAIS training purposes. Creating international relations for business.


Tell us something fun about yourself that most people don’t know?

Though very serious and business/objective minded, I really do love to party.


What is the one thing that you cannot travel without?

Five Roses tea & my cellphone.


What country has the best food?



Have you ever gotten lost while travelling?

Yes, Thailand Pathong.


What other destinations are on your bucket list?

Australia , Brazil, Disney land Paris.


How will u be putting the SA in the USA?

SA has cultural diversity. People from overseas love hearing about SA cultures and our day to day lives. Also, planning activities with people in USA to expose them to our culture/SA specific ways.  In terms of business, I plan on developing relations and opening communication channels between SA & USA. Also having sessions to identify the differences between SA insurance & USA insurance practices.


Stay tuned as we feature the next #IIGlobal2019 delegate..