New senior appointments for the FIA Board announced

24 June 2011 The Financial Intermediaries Association of Southern Africa (FIA)
Arnold van der Linde

Arnold van der Linde

Brian van Flymen

Brian van Flymen

Justus van Pletzen

Justus van Pletzen

The Financial Intermediaries Association of Southern Africa (FIA) recently held its board election and has announced a number of appointments, including a new President, Vice President and CEO.

Brian van Flymen was confirmed as the new President of the FIA. Van Flymen has been on the committee of the forerunner of the FIA (SAIBA and SAFSIA) since 1989 and has served as a director of the FIA since its incorporation. He assumes the role from outgoing President Seamus Casserly, who will remain a board director and member of the Exco committee as past president.

“I am honoured to take on the role of president of the FIA and look forward to my term of serving the board and the financial intermediaries of South Africa. In particular, great emphasis in the year ahead will be placed on education and training for which a dedicated committee has been constituted,” said van Flymen.

“Much needs to be done in consultation with the FSB and Inseta, with particular attention to the second round of regulatory exams,” says van Flymen.

Arnold van der Linde, who served as the previous president from January 2008 to December 2009, has been appointed as the new Vice-President of the FIA.

Justus van Pletzen was also confirmed as the new CEO of the FIA with immediate effect. Van Pletzen, who previously served as COO, will head up the secretariat, which is charged with executing the strategy determined by the board as well as the daily running of the association.

The FIA is controlled by a board of 12 directors, all of whom are volunteers without pay or honorariums. Six of these members are elected by the members per voting system whilst the others consist of the chairpersons of the executive committees being: short term, employee benefits, healthcare, financial planning, membership and the advisory council.

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