WATCH: Corporate Athletes dazzle IST Graduate Programme participants

“Remember the day STI’s Corporate Athletes shared their insights with us?” has become the phrase of choice among IST Graduate Programme 2021 participants. The IT fundis, who are learning the ins and outs of the Short-Term Insurance Industry, are still raving about the Corporate Athletes session, when three industry game-changers and trailblazers took time off their manic schedules to share extraordinary key learnings and advice with the students.

Micky Maharaj, Chief Operating Officer at OUTsurance Shared Services, Christelle Colman, Managing Director at Elite Risk, and Simon Colman, Business Head of Digital and Financial lines at SHA Risk Specialists within the specialist business unit at Santam, wowed participants with their career and life advice, lessons they learnt during their extraordinary journeys, and guidance on how to ramp up careers to become a Corporate Athlete.

Participant, Samkelo Mndaweni, says it was an all-round impactful, with Christelle Colman’s words of wisdom striking a chord…

Fellow student, Nicholas Naidoo, says the Corporate Athletes session was one of the highlights of the programme so far. He particularly took to heart Micky Maharaj’s advice…

Participant, Geoff Brookstein, agrees, saying it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience filled with invaluable learnings and lessons…

For participant Mahomed Hoosen, tapping into Simon Colman’s thoughts proved invaluable

There is no doubt that the pioneers, innovators and trendsetters in the STI space made an indelible mark on the IST Graduate Programme participant. Charismatic, inspiring, passionate, and exemplary, the Corporate Athletes have helped shape the minds of STI’s future leaders, with wisdom and advice that will last a lifetime.

The IST Graduate Programme is powered by GIFS, the Insurance Institute of Gauteng (IIG) and SASRIA SOC Ltd. Read more about this first-for-Africa initiative here.


20 September 2021