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SSP strengthens African sales team to meet growing demand

30 September 2013 SSP
Gary Tessendorf has been appointed as Pre-Sales Consultant at SSP, a leading global provider of general insurance technology solutions.

Gary Tessendorf has been appointed as Pre-Sales Consultant at SSP, a leading global provider of general insurance technology solutions.

SSP, a leading global provider of general insurance technology solutions, has expanded its African operations to meet growing demand from insurers and UMAs, appointing Gary Tessendorf as Pre-Sales Consultant.

His appointment will improve SSP's business development capabilities in the continent, enabling it to better engage with more potential new clients, at a time when an increasing number of insurance companies and UMAs are looking to invest in innovative technology to address their business challenges.

Rhys Collins, SSP's Head of African Operations said: "It is very important for us to bring our technology to life for clients and let them see just how it will work on a day-to-day basis and how it will improve their business performance. This is exactly what Gary will do as we continue to expand the number of African companies we work with.” He added: "Gary has a wide range of knowledge and experience in this area, so we are very pleased to welcome him to the team.”

Prior to joining SSP, Tessendorf worked for IAG New Zealand, where he was the operations manager responsible for all operational aspects of the New Zealand Travel Insurance Division. This included managing a number of teams across nine brands in both the online and offline environments. In total, Tessendorf has 15 years' experience in the insurance sector with much of that focused on IT and operations. Previously he has also worked for Citybond Holdings in the UK and Travel Insurance Consultants in South Africa.

Tessendorf said: "I'm delighted to join SSP and am looking forward to helping grow the business in Africa and to supporting our existing clients and prospects. Too many businesses fail to connect with their technology provider in a really meaningful way and get the best out of the relationship.” He added: "Those that do can transform their business and it will be exciting showing firms just what SSP can do for them, in terms of improving their capabilities and adding real value both on an operational and a strategic level.”

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