Mandlenkosi Shezi

Non-executive Board Member

Mandla is CEO of Hollard International, having previously been Managing Director of Hollard Affinities and Direct, since 2007. Mandla is very passionate about driving access to affordable insurance products for the poor and finding systemic insurance solutions that cover poor communities against natural disasters. He chairs the Financial Inclusion Megatrend Forum for Hollard. Before Hollard he worked as a manufacturing manager for SAB Miller and ABI after leaving a career in consulting for Bain. He is a Board member and Secretary of the Microinsurance Network (2015-2020) where his is the development and roll-out of viable low-cost distribution methods across Africa and Asia. He has a BSc in Chemical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA in Finance from the University of Cape Town. 

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