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Anton Ossip appointed as CEO of Discovery Insure

19 July 2011 Discovery
Anton Ossip

Anton Ossip

Discovery today announced the appointment of Anton Ossip as the new CEO of Discovery Insure. Ossip replaces Steffen Gilbert, who joined Discovery on a contract basis in September 2009 to specifically assist with the initial development and operationalisation of Discovery Insure, and has successfully guided the Discovery Insure team through the launch phase.

Ossip joined Discovery in June 2011, and brings with him substantial expertise in the personal lines short-term insurance market. As such, he has played a critical role in the development of Discovery Insure post-launch. Prior to joining Discovery, Ossip occupied a diverse range of executive positions at Alexander Forbes over a period of 13 years, and also served as Chairman of both the Alexander Forbes Insurance Board, and the Guardrisk Holdings Board.

“We would like to thank Steffen for his considerable contribution to the development of Discovery Insure, with the business gaining immediate traction and exceeding expectation. Going forward, Anton’s unique expertise across multiple insurance and financial services disciplines will further facilitate Discovery's product integration strategy, and drive the evolution of Discovery Insure.” said Adrian Gore, Discovery Holdings CEO.

Gilbert will continue in a consulting role to Discovery Insure until 30 September 2011. Thereafter, he plans to return to Asia and given his knowledge of Discovery, plans to provide consulting services to Discovery's international businesses.

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