Chief Executive Officer / CEO (Insurance / Strategic / Executive) – Mozambique

Location: Maputo, Mozambique
Date Posted: 22-03-2018
Reference: TJH

Job Description:
Our client, a leading Financial Services institution, is seeking a dynamic; commercially astute; and innovative leader to take up the role Chief Executive Officer / CEO within their Mozambican operation. This person will formulate and implement business strategy; manage key stakeholder relationships; drive a high performance corporate culture; and grow the Group’s Insurance business.


Strategic Planning and Development:
  • Assuming responsibility for the preparation of the strategic and development plans of the Company.
  • Ensuring effective business development and planning for the Company.
  • Assuming strategic responsibility for the development of employer engagement, business development and other strategies that impact on the Groups’ performance.
  • Understanding the business environment and be able to interpret political, economic and market trends
  • Determining the financial strategy for the Group, and maintaining and improving its financial health.
  • Implementing robust financial, risk and management information systems and an overarching internal control framework, thereby creating a financially secure and healthy Group.
  • Achieving profits in line with agreed targets.
  • Maintaining and managing an effective organization, controlling the cash-flow in conformity with the Board of Directors’ guidelines.
Business Development, Brand Support and Visibility:
  • Identifying market developments, political, economic, legislative and underwriting trends affecting profit and growth objectives so as to interpret their impact and ensure appropriate action is taken.
  • Developing and maintaining constructive business relationships with management and staff of broking firms at all levels and with direct clients.
  • Establishing personal relationships with major sources of revenue and business influence so as to foster the growth and standing of the Group.
  • Defining company growth objectives, monitoring progress, interpreting results and establishing and maintaining operating standards to this end.
  • Undertaking market research and leading in the development of appropriate products for the market.
  • Liaising with internal stakeholders and partners in the development and roll out of new products.
  • Identifying business development and growth opportunities in partnership with senior managers.
  • Evaluating market size, competitor accomplishments and industry structures, and making recommendations to the Board to assist in the development of the Groups’ goals.
Coordination of Reinsurance:
  • Determining the Company’s need for reinsurance protection and making arrangements accordingly.
  • Ensuring maximum growth of the unit through facultative new business production.
  • Maintaining existing facultative business/servicing current facultative business to achieve renewal targets.
Coordination of Information Communication Technology:
  • Coordinating strategic ICT planning so as to be in line with the Group’s Business Interests.
  • Ensuring that ICT projects in the group are implemented within agreed time scales.
  • Ensuring the integrity of the Group’s computerized systems by maintaining existing and implementing improved security measures.
  • Assuming strategic responsibility for the management information function within the Group and the accuracy, internal and external use of that information.
Audit and Compliance:
  • Ensuring all Government and Statutory requirements for the Company are met and that all returns and information required are properly submitted on time.
  • Ensuring the compliance review checks for the entire business are carried out.
  • Monitoring systems to ensure compliance of processes and tasks, to internal policies and the applicable law.
Communication and Corporate Affairs:
  • Developing and executing a corporate branding and communication strategy to achieve a positive corporate image.
  • Enhancing the corporate identity of the brand through effective and efficient advertising.
  • Providing overall guidance on all external communication materials and publications including promotional materials (leaflets, posters, banners).
Human Capital Management:
  • Developing and deploying staff to optimum effect so as to maximize their contribution and to introduce an effective performance monitoring system.
  • Maximizing human resources including training, staff development and succession planning for executive positions across the Group.
Quality Assurance, Development and Continuous Improvement:
  • Assuming strategic responsibility for the devising and implementation of an effective quality assurance system, development and quality improvement plans.
  • Working proactively with managers within the Group to develop an ethos of continuous improvement and development.
Requirements: Qualification and Skill
  • A Bachelor’s degree as well as a Master’s degree in a business-related field (advantageous)
  • Professional qualifications in FLMI and ACII.
  • At least 12 to 15 years’ experience, 8 of which must be at senior management level, within the financial services industry, in a busy high performing insurance industry.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the Mozambique insurance industry and its concepts.
  • A good understanding of local customers, the market and industry competitors.
  • Knowledge of insurance regulatory requirements.
  • Effective negotiation skills.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
  • Report writing skills.
  • Effective business management skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).

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Executive Recruiter: Insurance, Risk & Healthcare
CA Global Finance
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