By: The South African Insurance Association (SAIA)
Angela Mhlanga, Head of Insurance and CEO of Standard Insurance Limited, has been appointed Deputy Chairperson of the South African Insurance Association (SAIA).
A chartered accountant by profession, Ms Mhlanga, who has over 12 years’ experience in the Insurance industry, joined Standard Bank in 2010 as Head of Life and Asset Management and has since been promoted to her present position, also sitting on the Wealth Executive Committee within the Standard Bank Group.
As Head of Insurance, Ms Mhlanga is responsible for the Bank’s activities in short-term and long-term insurance, which includes accountability for building the propositions that are offered and managing the claims experience for customers.
Ms Mhlanga’s election to the post of Deputy Chairperson of the South African Insurance Association is an acknowledgement of her achievements in the industry, and within SAIA. SAIA represents the interests of 57 members drawn from all categories of short-term insurance, as well as reinsurers.
“I am proud of the recognition afforded me by the executive of the SAIA,” says Ms Mhlanga. “It is an honour to be elected to serve the interests of the industry on a body that counts as members leading companies and reinsurers in the South African short-term insurance sector”.
Regarding Ms Mhlanga’s appointment as Deputy Chairperson, SAIA CEO Ms Viviene Pearson said:
“I welcome Ms Mhlanga’s election as the Deputy Chairman of the SAIA Board. She is well placed to drive the objectives that SAIA is progressing for the industry, together with the Chair of the Board, Ms Lizé Lambrechts.”
“The SAIA Board recently identified six key priority areas required to maintain and accelerate industry objectives. We believe that Ms Mhlanga will make an important contribution towards driving these key areas of the Board’s activities,” concludes Ms Pearson.