Jannie Venter

Experience & Activities

Jannie is a director and independent consultant with extensive experience in Life Insurance and Bancassurance in South Africa and the rest of Africa. His professional qualifications include being a Fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa, a member of the Institute of Directors of Southern Africa and an alumnus of the Insead Business School. Jannie serves as a Council Member of the Actuarial Society of South Africa.

Jannie chairs on the Board of Directors of Bidvest Life and is an independent director for AVBOB Mutual Society. He provides independent business and actuarial consultancy services through his own business, having done work with clients such as RGA, Inclusivity Solutions, PPS and Just. The strategic and governance oversight that comes with the board roles are balanced with a strong interest in fintech and digital applications, where he works with both start-ups and established businesses to build out their solutions to customers.

Jannie gained an in depth understanding of bancassurance as the Managing Director of ABSA Life from 2011 to 2017, including the oversight of five other life insurance business within the ABSA Group in Botswana, Kenya, Zambia, and Mozambique. Prior to this he spent some 18 years in various product and business development roles in both Liberty Life and Metropolitan Life (now part of the MMI group), mainly in the individual life insurance market.