At Africa's largest bank by assets, we like to ensure that we have the best person for the job; not only are our colleagues recognised for their achievements and expertise by their peers, but sometimes by the greater financial sector as well.
Head of Insurance and CEO of Standard Insurance Limited Angela Mhlanga is the latest Standard Banker to achieve industry-wide recognition for her achievements and dedication to her career: on 24 August, Angela was appointed Deputy Chairperson of the South African Insurance Association (SAIA).
A chartered accountant by profession, Angela has over 12 years experience in the insurance industry. She joined Standard Bank back in 2010 as Head of Life and Asset Management, and has since been promoted to her present position, while also sitting on the Wealth Executive Committee within the Group.
As Head of Insurance, Angela is responsible for the Bank's activities in short- and long-term insurance, which includes accountability for building the propositions on offer and managing customers’ claims experience.
SAIA CEO Viviene Pearson welcomed Angela to the SAIA board, saying that she – along with Chair of the Board Ms Lizé Lambrechts – is well-placed to drive SAIA’s key industry objectives.
“I am proud of the recognition afforded to me by the executive of the SAIA,” says Angela “It is an honour to be elected to serve the interests of the industry on a body that counts as members leading companies and reinsurers in the South African short-term insurance sector.”
SAIA represents the interests of 57 members drawn from all categories of short-term insurance, as well as reinsurers.