Principal Officer - (Non-Life / Insurance / Commercial / Governance / Strategy) – Kenya

Location: Nairobi, Kenya, Kenya
Date Posted: 06-04-2017

Board related functions:
  • As a board advisor, you will provide critical advice to the board on current industry and marketing issues that are likely to impact the business;
  • Interface between the Board and staff and other stakeholders to drive and communicate the company’s objectives.
  • Ensure increased shareholder value to ensure business profitability.
  • Develop and recommend annual corporate budgets for Board approval and prudently manage the company’s resources within those budget guidelines.
Company leadership:
  • Promote sound corporate governance and ethical standards across the company.
  • Advocate / promote organization and stakeholder change that drives the company’s mission and objectives.
  • Provide strategic direction on new business opportunities for the company while actively seeking change opportunities for expanded growth.
  • Provide leadership in development and implementation of specific strategic thrusts to enhance profitability and shareholder value.
  • Keep abreast of and ensure corporate compliance with local legislature and regulator rules and requirements.
  • Oversee all marketing and sales activities of the company.
  • Effectively lead by demonstrating exemplary leadership behaviour, through personal involvement, commitment and dedication in support of organisational values.
  • Drive a culture that guides and directs best practice, fostering an environment of continuous learning, improvement and cohesiveness.
  • Enable a learning and growth culture whereby information regarding successes, issues, trends and ideas are actively shared between team members.
  • Execute effective workforce planning practices to ensure that staffing requirements are accurately forecasted
  • Create a positive work climate and culture to energise employees, give meaning to work, minimise work disruption and maximise employee productivity.
  • Effectively manage performance within the team in order to ensure business objectives are achieved
  • Encourage innovation, change agility and collaboration within the team and supervise heads of departments and evaluate overall performance of each.
Stakeholders and general public:
  • Effectively manage day to day relationships with the Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA).
  • Company representative at all stakeholder forums and in all matters legal and economic.
  • Maintain a proactive public relations policy which includes corporate social responsibility programmes thereby enhancing the corporate image.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • A minimum of 10 years working experience in the life insurance industry, five (5) of which should have been at senior management level
  • University degree preferably business, marketing or insurance option
  • MBA (Advantageous)
  • Hold a full ACII qualifications
  • Advanced Insurance Diploma is highly desirable.
  • Must pass the local regulator’s “fit and proper” assessment
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Thania Jaffer
Executive Recruiter: Insurance, Risk & Healthcare
CA Global Finance
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