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Mia Thom


Mia is a Technical Director, leading Cenfri’s Risk for development portfolio that works with business, government and development partners interested in how to innovate to encourage financial inclusion and how to unlock the broader role that insurance should play in the economy. Mia is particularly interested in how markets work to serve people, how to regulate for innovation and how to build insurance business models that encourages preventative risk management. Mia is a member of UNEP-PSI and the Microinsurance Network. She also manages Cenfri’s multi-year program with the Financial Sector Deepening Trust Africa (FSDA), funded by DFID, to develop insurance markets, remittance markets and to drive inclusive integrity. Before joining Cenfri she worked with Deloitte’s financial service group.

Mia is a qualified chartered accountant (CA) and has passed level three of the chartered financial analyst (CFA) exams. She also holds an honour’s degree in accounting, an honour’s degree in economics (University of Stellenbosch) and a master’s degree in Development Finance (Stellenbosch Business School).

Recent Content by Mia Thom
The role of insurance for development
This research explores the role of insurance in sustainable development and inclusive growth....
Regulating for responsible data innovation
The role of insurance regulators in dealing with risks relating to consumer data protecti...
Inclusive insurance enhanced through the use of client data
How different types of alternative and traditional client data solve key challenges in inclusive insurance p...
Deepening measurement in financial inclusion
You manage what you measure and thus it is important to have a measurement framework that drives the right behaviour. Financial inclusion has strong [...]
Labour unions and financial inclusion in South Africa
Labour unions play a critical role in improving the well-being of their members through promoting their rights in the workplace. As an organising e...
MAP DRC diagnostic and roadmap to financial inclusion
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) may be one of the most challenging environments for financial services. From both a provider and c...