The IISA appoints Thokozile Mahlangu as CEO Designate

05 May 2017 IISA
Thokozile Mahlangu.

Thokozile Mahlangu.

The Insurance Institute of South Africa (IISA) has appointed Thokozile Mahlangu as CEO Designate effective 1 July 2017. She will be taking over from David Harpur who has been at the helm of the institute for nine years. He will work with Thokozile to allow for a smooth transition until January 1, 2018.

Thokozile has been in the insurance industry for over 18 years and has a proven track record of successfully developing strategies that enable businesses to thrive. She has played a significant role in developing and growing the insurance industry as Deputy President of the Insurance Institute of Gauteng. Her role as Board of Director for the Fire Protection Association has enabled her to hone her governance and leaderships skills, which augur well for her in her new role. She holds law, insurance, management and business qualifications from leading institutions in South Africa and is an advocate of education, transformation, business development and empowerment.

“The IISA is committed to the promotion and advancement of knowledge andskills, while maintaining ethical and professional standards. Thokozile’s appointment is very significant and reflects the transformation that is continuing to take place considering the long and distinguished history of the IISA. We are confident that the institute will go from strength to strength under her guidance and we wish her great success,” said Delphine Traoré Maïdou President of IISA. “Her appointment ensures continuity and success through the education of the next generation as well as transformation and sustainability of the institute.”

“I would like to thank David for the solid foundation he built, which ensured that theorganization continued to contribute significantly in creating the much needed skills capacity within the insurance industry in South Africa. His work has also led to the development of a strong insurance sector in Southern Africa, which is celebrated through our annual insurance conference in Sun City,” added Traoré Maïdou.

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