The Impact and Transformation team is responsible for several IIG educational and mentorship programmes aimed at attracting young talent to the insurance industry and demonstrating to that talent an insurance career is desirable and is also something that is well within their reach.
The Academic programme is targeted at school leavers who despite showing great potential have neither the means to pursue further their studies nor the opportunity for gainful employment. Through the Academic programme learners complete the RE level 5 exams, while enjoying a holistic workplace readiness programme. The resultant job placements at the end of the programme then kick start the learner’s careers in insurance
For the youth who are already in the insurance industry, The Class Of is designed to give the exposure, technical experience and leadership skills required to build a successful insurance career. The adjacent Roots & Wings Mentorship pairs industry aspirants with industry veterans who can provide the necessary guidance to take their careers to the next level.
New in 2021 is the IST programme which stands for Information Systems and Technology and targets those with an IT background. The programme gives them the grounding in insurance that will allow them to leverage their IT skills to tackle insurance industry challenges.
Thabo Twalo, Deputy President leads the I&T team, meet the rest of the council:
Jabulile Mtimkulu is no stranger to the IIG as she joins the 2021 Council as a co-opted member heading up the Roots and Wings mentorship programme.
The institute first came across Jabulile as a candidate in the Class of 2018 programme aimed at developing young leaders and retaining talent within the insurance industry. Her passion for the industry, learning and people shone through as she excelled in this programme, obtaining the Fulcrum Future Leader award at the end of that year.
In 2019 she then went on to partake in the IIG’s Roots and Wings as a mentee, continuing her journey of development under the guidance of some of the industry’s most brilliant minds.
She currently works as an Underwriting Specialist, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, a certificate in Paralegal Practice and a certificate in Web design to name a few. She is currently enrolled in an Advanced Management Programme at Henley Business School Africa.
Jabulile believes in knowledge sharing and continuous learning in all forms, drawing her open-minded viewpoints from travelling to different parts of the world and engaging with people from all walks of life.
She also enjoys extreme sports and photography. When she’s not out in nature enjoying a hike, you’ll find her reading a book – “paperback all the way”.
“I strive to be a healthy combination of confident, curious, courageous and compassionate as I endeavour to inspire people to be their best, while pushing the envelope of my own abilities”.
Jabulile feels strongly about giving back to the community and believes that the IIG will continue to play an integral role in impacting and transforming the lives of our country’s youth and future.
Lindokuhle Nkomo is currently a Portfolio Manager at Lateral Unison Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd and has been in the insurance industry for 8 Years. He is a self-motivated individual and who has built his career within the insurance industry from an intern into a Portfolio Manager and a member of the company strategy committee within the organization.
He was part of the roots and wing programme in 2020, from there progressed into becoming a Co-Opted Council Member as a member of the Impact and Transformation team and he is responsible for the class of programme alongside Vuyo.
Having worked in a corporate environment from 2013 until date and has an interest in business, he has acquired adequate business administrative skills and experience which amongst others includes a great level of understanding governance processes, procedures, and management of a business. He is a young innovate that believes that technology is the future of insurance and has dedicated most of his time to system development to help improve the insurance industry.
He is currently studying a B.com Degree through Milpark Business School, has completed his Higher Certificate in Short terms Insurance, and a fellow of the Insurance Institute of South Africa. Most recently Lindo become happily engaged to a lovely supportive lady.
Bukhosi Khumalo is currently a Client Executive (Corporate) at Marsh Pty Ltd and has been in the South African insurance industry for over 6 years, primarily in the broking fraternity.
On the IIG council, he is responsible for the IIG Academic Programme in partnership with GIFS and MTN, a role he values because of the positive impact it has on improving the socio-economic challenges in the country. He is also responsible for the new Information Systems and Technology (IST) programme aimed at bringing IT to the forefront of our industry and finding ways to capitalize on IT for innovation and great customer/client satisfaction experiences.
Owing to his previous contributions in activities similar to the IIG from the age of 20, he is no stranger to the affairs of developing others and networking in the industry. He is a past member and President of the Risk Management and Actuarial Sciences society and which post also granted him a seat on the IIB (Insurance Institute of Bulawayo) board. He contributes as a writer for some of the widest-read magazines in the country on issues surrounding risk management and insurance. One of his biggest desires is to motivate the younger generation to see insurance as a career of choice rather than chance or accident, as we work to #BeTheDifference in our different spheres of life. He is a firm believer in Robert Ingersoll’s maxim, “We rise by lifting others”….. and lives by it.
Owing to his previous contributions in activities similar to the IIG from the age of 20, he is no stranger to the affairs of professional human development and networking in the industry. He is a past member and President of the Risk Management and Actuarial Sciences society and which post also granted him a seat on the IIB (Insurance Institute of Bulawayo) board. He contributes as a writer for some of the widest-read magazines in the country on issues surrounding risk management and insurance. One of his biggest desires is to motivate the younger generation to see insurance as a career of choice rather than chance or accident, as we work to #BeTheDifference in our different spheres of life. He is a firm believer in Robert Ingersoll’s maxim, “We rise by lifting others”….. and lives by it.
He holds a B.Com Hons. In Risk Management and Insurance (Cum Laude), is a Fellow of the Insurance Institute of South Africa, a Member of the Institute of Risk Management of South Africa and a general member of the Chartered Insurance Institute (UK).
Bhukhosi values his family and is married to his greatest motivator and supporter; Nomkhuleko.
Vuyo Rankoe is an IIG councillor and valuable member of the Impact & Transformation Team.
This is Vuyo’s 2nd year on council and is responsible for the Class Of programme in 2021 from a council perspective. He brings 18 years of experience in the short-term industry, mixed with the youthful passion of an under 40, that the Class Of candidates can lean into and gain guidance from as they work through what is a busy year of work in the programme.
He currently the Head of Niche at Santam, where he is primarily responsible for managing, implementing and developing business strategy for Santam’s Niche portfolio. Vuyo’s role involves determining the strategic direction, expanding Niche across the continent, and ensuring risk, governance and compliance within Niche.
He holds a B.Sc. Hons in Actuarial Science and has completed Senior management development programmes from Stellenbosch and Duke developed for the Sanlam group. Vuyo is a father to a toddler and enjoys hobbies such as reading, golf and travel when his boss (daughter) allows.