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The GIB Group announces new group CEO appointment

02 July 2020 GIB Insurance Broking Group
Jurie Erwee, Group Chief Executive Officer at GIB Insurance Broking Group

Jurie Erwee, Group Chief Executive Officer at GIB Insurance Broking Group

The GIB Insurance Broking Group has announced the appointment of Jurie Erwee as the Group Chief Executive Officer effective 1st July 2020.

He succeeds Dudley Sanders who joined the Company in 1988. GIB was established in 1982 by Dennis Gamsy. In 2012 Lephatsi Financial Services took a meaningful minority stake in the business. For a period of time both Dennis Gamsy and Dudley Sanders will act in a transitional capacity to the new CEO, given their long-standing involvement in the business.

GIB’s board chair, Connie Mashaba said, “We are pleased to welcome Jurie Erwee as our new CEO. Jurie is a proven leader and an experienced CEO who has excelled at strategic leadership and execution and is well positioned to lead the GIB Group’s future growth.”

Erwee is the former CEO of Marsh Africa where he oversaw the firm’s interest in sub-Saharan Africa and served on Marsh’s International President’s Council. Prior to Marsh, he served as the CEO of Alexander Forbes Risk and Insurance Services between 2009 and 2012, and after Marsh’s acquisition of Alexander Forbes Risk Services he was appointed as CEO of the combined business. Erwee was the Executive at Marsh responsible for the integration of these two very substantial companies.

Erwee said, “I am enthused and energised at this opportunity to assume leadership of the GIB Group, which is one of the leading private insurance broking groups in South Africa. Its Africa and global networks provide true global reach and expertise as well as major opportunities for growth. The GIB Group has a mature and well-constructed structure with many established businesses well poised for exciting continued growth going forward. I have a deep respect for all the work that has taken place in growing the GIB Group and I look forward to working closely with the board, members of the management team, and all staff.”

“For close on 40 years the GIB Group has operated under the credo of “Return to Service” and this is wholly aligned with my aspirations for building the company for the future. Furthermore, as a Level 1 B-BBEE Contributor, I am filled with additional confidence for our future.”

The current market has seen a significant shift due to Covid 19 and the various levels of lockdown. The GIB Group sees this as its responsibility to help its clients navigate this increasingly complex and dynamic environment.

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