IST Programme Specialists

Frank Harpur

Managing Director: Firedart

Gerald Van Wyk

Head: Strategic Business Development, Santam

“As more and more technology advances converge on our industry, we are challenged to adopt an agile and growth mindset in order to remain relevant and sustainable. The IST Graduate Programme solves an important part of the enablers needed in order to thrive in this fast-paced, tech-driven and consumer-led world by providing young IT Experts with the opportunity to accelerate their understanding of the insurance industry and come up with innovative solutions to the emerging challenges and opportunities that technology brings about.”

Christopher Appanah

Litigation and CVU Manager, Bryte Insurance Company

“This is a tremendous programme that targets an area (digitalisation) which is a differentiator in our industry. The pandemic has brought with it opportunities for digitalisation which this programme preps the IST delegates to take on.”

Jan Schubart

Director: The Institute of Loss Adjusters

Vidhu Maharaj

Divisional Manager: Business Architecture, Discovery Insure

“I think the IST Graduate Program is a fantastic opportunity for the upcoming leaders in the insurance industry. It provides them access to key thought leaders that will spark their creativity and unlock their potential to create future solutions that will change the landscape of insurance.”