First black female president for insurance body

AA – The Insurance Institute of South Africa (IISA) announced Delphine Maϊdou as its first black female president at the 42nd insurance conference at Sun City, North West Province, South Africa. Maϊdou is the 44th president of the organisation which has been in existence for 117 years taking over from Peter Todd.

“IISA is committed to the education, development and growth of the insurance sector and we believe that Ms Maϊdou will offer global, continental and local perspectives and insights to move us closer to our vision of creating world class skills for a world class industry,” said Mr David J Harpur, CEO of IISA. “Her passion for transformation, education and skills development within the insurance industry will inspire prospective and current industry members to grow and develop their skills while increasing the levels of commitment from our business, government and civil society partners.”

Maϊdou is the Chief Executive Officer for Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) Africa and also oversees Allianz’s Global Lines Strategy in Africa, which provides corporate, specialty, credit, reinsurance, travel and assistance risk solutions in the continent through AGCS, Euler Hermes, and Allianz Global Assistance. Originally from Burkina Faso, Maϊdou is a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) with the American Institute For Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters.

She holds a Master of Science in Insurance Management from Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts (MA), USA. She graduated Cum Laude Bachelor of Science in Business and Accounting from University of Pittsburgh, in the United States of America (USA) in 1996. She has over 20 years of technical, management and leadership expertise in insurance gained in the US, Canada and South Africa.

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