Manny Rios appointed CEO Telesure South Africa

AA – South African insurance group, Telesure, has appointed Manny Rios as its new Group CEO with effect from February.

Telesure Group owns and operates several of South Africa’s leading insurance brands and operates a multi-channel, multiple-brand approach through direct sales, broker sales, aggregators and affinity partnerships.

Manny is from Cincinnati, Ohio, USA but grew up in Kansas, and has worked throughout the States during his career. Prior to starting with Telesure, he was President and CEO of American Modern Insurance Group, a subsidiary of Munich Re, one of the world’s largest insurers. Prior to this he was Chief Underwriter at USAA.

Manny brings huge experience to Telesure, having worked in both large scale and start-up environments. His unique combination of technical expertise and outstanding leadership qualities will be a great asset to Telesure. Manny will be relocating to Johannesburg.

Commenting on his appointment, Manny Rios said: “I’m delighted to be joining Telesure at such an exciting time. What attracted me was the Group’s focus on wanting to find better ways to do things, its reputation for being first to market, and its strategy of using technology to make it better and easier for the customer.”

Stephen Klinkert, Group Chairman, Telesure, said: ‘We have spent significant time searching for a Group CEO with extremely strong credentials to take the helm and I am delighted that we have been able to attract a candidate of Manny’s calibre. He will be a great addition to the Telesure leadership team and I look forward to working with him.

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