Head of Technical Marketing and Vitality Drive engagement
Precious Nduli is currently the Head of Technical Marketing and Vitality Drive engagement at Discovery Insure. Her experience spans product development, marketing and corporate strategy. Precious holds a MBA from the University Of Cape Town Graduate School Of Business where she was a Bertha Scholar, which is a person who holds the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship scholarship award. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science from University of the Witwatersrand and a Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management from UCT. She is passionate about business having a social impact, particularly around improving access to financial services. She joined the Insurance Institute of Gauteng (IIG) council in January this year, a role that she wishes to use to make a positive impact on the insurance industry. The Mail & Guardian recognised her as one of the top 200 young South Africans for 2018.
CEO and Founder
Mohan Equity Partners, in partnership with Discovery
Penny is the CEO and Founder of Mohau Equity Partners, a long term investment vehicle, in partnership with Discovery. Previously she worked in multiple senior executive roles within Discovery and served on the Central Executive committee as well as on the board of Discovery Health. She also worked as the CEO of the Board of Healthcare Funders as well as served as the Deputy Chairperson of the Board. She is a medical doctor by qualification and has multiple qualifications from a number of business schools including Harvard, Columbia, Wits and the University of Michigan.
Writer and Fintech Entrepreneur
Sam Beckbessinger has spent most of the past decade building apps and tools to help regular people manage their money better. Her bestselling book, Manage Your Money Like a F*cking Grown-up, is now sold in five countries, and was the overall winner of 2019 SA Book Award. Sam also runs a fintech business called Lettuce, writes fiction, and was selected as a Mandela Washington Fellow for Young African Leaders at Yale University in 2014, where she got to high-five Barack Obama (true story). She was the runner up Sanlam Financial Journalist of the Year for 2019 in the Consumer Education category.