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Allianz’s latest appointments

12 February 2019 Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS)

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) Africa made several appointments recently. Sheetal Mistry joined the insurer as a Financial Controller effective December 1, 2018. Sheetal has seven years of post-articles experience in finance having spent the last four years with Hollard as a Financial Manager.

She has an Advanced Certificate in auditing which she obtained just prior to her CA (SA) qualification in 2012. Sheetal succeeds Gordon Westcott who is retiring after working for the organization for over 23 years. Gordon has been working with Sheetal since her start and will continue to do so until May 2019 to ensure a smooth transition. “I welcome Sheetal to AGCS Africa. She brings a wealth of experience and technical knowhow and I look forward to her adding value to our department and company as a whole,” says AGCS Africa CFO Kevin Barnes. “I would like to thank Gordon for his loyalty, dedication and hard work for our organization and I wish him all success for his future endeavours.”

Motsie Shuping joined the Financial Lines division as a Junior Underwriter on January 7, 2019. He worked for AGCS Africa’s sister company Euler Hermes South Africa as a Commercial Underwriter from 2016 to 2018. He began his career at Credit Guarantee as a graduate trainee in 2013 and is currently studying for a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration with Milpark Business School.

Clement Khoza signed up with the same department as a graduate underwriter on February 1, 2019. He worked for Econorisk within underwriting and claims in 2018 after graduating with an Honors in Finance and Investments from Wits University in 2017. His focus is to have deep knowledge and understanding of Financial Lines and later to learn about other lines of business.

Dini Nombewu, who is originally from Port Elizabeth, started his internship with Marketing and Communications, as a Marketing and Events Coordinator on February 1, 2019. He holds a Diploma in Public Relations from Nelson Mandela University where he did his internship. He also had a stint at a lodge in PE focusing on events.

Originally, from Bloemfontein Santho Mohapeloa joined Liability as an underwriter on February 1, 2019. He has an LLB from RAU (University of Johannesburg) and has worked for SHA from 2009 to 2019 after completing his articles. While there, he focused on professional indemnity, cyber, liability and digital distribution.

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