Andre Swanepoel

AndreAndre’s career spans a 45 year period and covers the insurance and banking industries as well as government supervision of financial institutions.  He started his career with 12 years in the actuarial and investment departments of a large life insurer in South Africa, thereafter a stint of 13 years in merchant and hire purchase banking and the last 13 years as the deputy executive officer at the Financial Services Board (the FSB, the non-bank financial supervisor) in South Africa, responsible for the supervision of life and general insurers and occupational pension plans. Andre was a member of the executive team at the FSB and, apart from the normal strategic and budgetary planning and controls for the supervisory office, also interacted with government on long range regulatory planning. Andre chaired various industry and ad hoc committees, was an ex officio member of several others and was a member of the King Committee that revised the corporate governance Code for South Africa.

 

Andre was also a member of the executive committee of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (‘IAIS’) and chaired the Emerging Markets and Educational sub-committee of the IAIS for several years. Andre was a speaker at many meetings and conferences in and outside South Africa and was involved as reviewer and writer of IAIS training curriculums under the supervision of the World Bank. Andre also received a certificate of recognition as a Distinguished Fellow of the IAIS. He also participated as a lecturer in the Toronto Training Center’s activities on the insurance executive program.

 

Since his retirement from the FSB in 2004, Andre became involved in international financial regulatory and supervisory consulting work.  He did insurance related work in Mauritius and also consulted for the World Bank, IMF and FIRST INITIATIVE in Namibia, Swaziland and Southern Africa. He was the programme manager for part of the Capacity Building Programme for non-bank supervisors in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). He also worked with the International Insurance Foundation consulting in Bosnia-Herzegovinia on the Insurance Core Principles, in Kenya on consumer education and consulted the Botswana regulatory authority on a framework for micro-finance institutions. Moreover, Andre was an independent non-executive director of the Quantum (Insurance) Group based in Liechtenstein and also chaired the Audit Committee. He was also contracted by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in 2012 to do an assessment of twelve jurisdictions on their compliance with the IAIS Insurance Core Principles.

 

 


 

 

Andre Swanepoel

AndreAndre’s career spans a 45 year period and covers the insurance and banking industries as well as government supervision of financial institutions.  He started his career with 12 years in the actuarial and investment departments of a large life insurer in South Africa, thereafter a stint of 13 years in merchant and hire purchase banking and the last 13 years as the deputy executive officer at the Financial Services Board (the FSB, the non-bank financial supervisor) in South Africa, responsible for the supervision of life and general insurers and occupational pension plans. Andre was a member of the executive team at the FSB and, apart from the normal strategic and budgetary planning and controls for the supervisory office, also interacted with government on long range regulatory planning. Andre chaired various industry and ad hoc committees, was an ex officio member of several others and was a member of the King Committee that revised the corporate governance Code for South Africa.

 

Andre was also a member of the executive committee of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (‘IAIS’) and chaired the Emerging Markets and Educational sub-committee of the IAIS for several years. Andre was a speaker at many meetings and conferences in and outside South Africa and was involved as reviewer and writer of IAIS training curriculums under the supervision of the World Bank. Andre also received a certificate of recognition as a Distinguished Fellow of the IAIS. He also participated as a lecturer in the Toronto Training Center’s activities on the insurance executive program.

 

Since his retirement from the FSB in 2004, Andre became involved in international financial regulatory and supervisory consulting work.  He did insurance related work in Mauritius and also consulted for the World Bank, IMF and FIRST INITIATIVE in Namibia, Swaziland and Southern Africa. He was the programme manager for part of the Capacity Building Programme for non-bank supervisors in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). He also worked with the International Insurance Foundation consulting in Bosnia-Herzegovinia on the Insurance Core Principles, in Kenya on consumer education and consulted the Botswana regulatory authority on a framework for micro-finance institutions. Moreover, Andre was an independent non-executive director of the Quantum (Insurance) Group based in Liechtenstein and also chaired the Audit Committee. He was also contracted by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in 2012 to do an assessment of twelve jurisdictions on their compliance with the IAIS Insurance Core Principles.