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Previous SAIA Board Chairperson, Herman Schoeman, hands over the baton to incoming Chairperson, Thusang Mahlangu

14 September 2023 The South African Insurance Association (SAIA)

The South African Insurance Association (SAIA), which held its Annual General Meeting at the beginning of August 2023, would like to announce that its Chairperson, Mr Herman Schoeman, has retired from the SAIA Board.

Mr Schoeman officially stepped down as the Chairperson of the SAIA Board effective 31 August 2023, paving the way for the election of a new Chairperson, Mr Thusang Mahlangu, current Chief Executive Officer of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), who was the Deputy Chairperson of the SAIA Board since 2022. Mr Garth Napier, Old Mutual Insure Managing Director, was elected SAIA Board Deputy Chairperson effective 1 September 2023.

SAIA Chief Executive, Ms. Viviene Pearson says: “On behalf of the SAIA Board, management and staff, we would like to convey our gratitude to Mr Schoeman, our out-going Chairperson, who has served the SAIA Board and the industry with so much dedication and commitment. His leadership, experience and expertise added enormous value to the SAIA Board, SAIA and the industry at large”.

Ms Pearson welcomes Mr Mahlangu and Mr Napier in their new positions on the SAIA Board and pledges SAIA’s full support to both.

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