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The East African : February 10th 2014
The EastAfrican 46 APPOINTMENT FEBRUARY 8-14,2014 Exciting Leadership Opportunity Managing Director Our Client, Mercantile Insurance Company Ltd. is a blue chip insurance company in Kenya licensed to underwrite both life and non-life business. Mercantile is a subsidiary of the Saham Group, a multinational capital holding company operating in various service industries across Africa and the Middle East and is the largest insurance group in Africa excluding South Africa. In order to support and execute its growth and expansion strategy, Mercantile is seeking to recruit a results driven individual to the position of Managing Director (MD). Reporting to the Board of Directors, the MD will be charged with the provision of strategic direction and promotion of best management, financial, commercial and operational practices that will ensure sustainable growth of the business. Roles and responsibilities will include: • Providing leadership in the development and execution of the company’s strategic plans; • Ensuring the execution of strategic priorities in order to achieve agreed financial, customer, and channel metrics; • Overseeing the development of innovative products for new and existing clients; • Ensuring that appropriate commercial and technological processes and infrastructure are in place for delivery of desired business objectives; • Understanding and managing key business risks including market, insurance, operational, compliance and legislative risks; • Building effective relationships with key stakeholders, including but not limited to Boards, Regulators, Shareholders, Statutory Actuary, Auditors and Industry Bodies; • Identifying and executing acquisition opportunities to accelerate the achievement of the business strategy; • Enforcing a culture of regulatory compliance and good corporate governance; • Maintaining a conducive work environment for attracting, retaining and motivating employees, and • Diversifying the company’s product and customer mix towards the retail sector. Skills and Attributes • A Bachelors degree in Business, Economics or Finance from a recognized institution. A Masters degree will be an added advantage; • An Advanced Diploma in Insurance (ACII) or other relevant qualification; • At least ten (10) years’ experience at senior level in the Insurance or Financial Services sector; • Excellent business acumen and awareness of the external environment; • Proven track record of leading and developing people, delivering strategic projects and achieving financial goals; and • Proficiency in both English and French will be a strong added advantage. If you believe your career objectives match the above roles, please forward your application and detailed CV stating your current position, remuneration, contact details as well as names and contacts (telephone and e-mail address) of three (3) referees familiar with your qualifications and work experience, on or before 21 February 2014 addressed to: The Director Executive Selection Division Deloitte Consulting Limited Deloitte Place, Waiyaki Way, Muthangari P O Box 40092 00100 Nairobi E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee, and its network of member firms, each of which is a legally separate and independent entity. Please see www.deloitte.com/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited and its member firms. © 2014 Deloitte Consulting Ltd The Aga Khan University (AKU) is a private, not for profit, international University first established in 1983, with 11 teaching sites in eight countries. The University invites applications for the following position: HEAD, INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH & ACADEMIC PLANNING The incumbent will lead the University’s strategic decision making, planning and management by conceptualizing, developing and maintaining university wide data resources. S/he will be responsible for the development of Databook, high level institutional research services, forecasting, benchmarking and processing requests for data analysis to assist the academic leadership in decision making based on facts and figures. Applicants must possess a Master’s degree in statistical analysis, institutional research, and research methodology. S/he should have five years’ experience in higher education or similar setting with at least two years’ relevant experience in data analytics, simulation modeling techniques and business analysis. Interested candidates are requested to send their applications together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, names of three referees, telephone contact, e-mail address and copies of certificates and testimonials to, the Human Resources Manager, Aga Khan University, P.O. Box 39340 - 00623, Parklands Nairobi Email: email@example.com so as to reach no later than 21st February 2014 For more information please visit www.aku.edu.
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