Curiosita 29 September 2015

Guest Speaker: Mitch Marescia | Group Chief Executive | Camargue

“Managerial Leadership in the Insurance Industry”


In just 14 years, Camargue co-founder and CEO Mitch Marescia, has transformed a relatively small startup underwriting business into one of South Africa’s most successful niche insurance underwriting agencies. Prior to starting Camargue, he enjoyed first-hand the challenges of managing his own business, MGM Corporate Solutions. His experience preceding MGM’s launch was grounded at AIG where his initial position was that of Financial Controller and Company Secretary. With a growing list of responsibilities Marescia was soon promoted to Vice President of Operations and Company Secretary. The knowledge he has gleaned during his extended exposure to the intricacies of the industry have well positioned him for his leadership role of the greater Camargue Group. Focused on growing the business, Marescia is steering the strategic and sustainable direction of Camargue. He is heavily involved in exploring opportunities in Africa, while also securing new local and international partners. A man with great vision, he is passionate about the industry, empowering people and starting new businesses. His love of this country and its people, and his constant striving to uplift South African society, is engrained in the culture he has determinedly fostered within Camargue. A non-conformist, his energy, razor sharp focus and invested leadership style, will undoubtedly carry the business forward for another excitingly successful decade in the insurance industry. 


PhD Student Speaker: Aslam Ismail: Global Business process lead – Africa | Mass Mart


“The Influence of Transformation on Consumer Behaviour: A South African Typology.”


Aslam Ismail currently holds the position of Global Business Process Lead of the African region at Mass Mart. He has over 20 years’ experience in general management, project management, stock controlling and customer relations ranging from various industries. His strengths include people management, strategic thinking and good communication. Ismail is currently busy with his PhD at The Da Vinci Institute in Modderfontein, Johannesburg.


Facilitated by Professor Bennie Anderson, CEO of The Da Vinci Institute