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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.

Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Development Finance from Stellenbosch Business School
  • Honour’s degree in accounting from the University of Stellenbosch
  • Honour’s degree in economics from the University of Stellenbosch
  • Chartered accountant (CA), level three of the chartered financial analyst (CFA) exams
Recent Content by Mia Thom
Exploring the value of financial services across digital platforms in the construction sector
The construction sector – which accounts for 4.5% of GDP in sub-Saharan Africa – forms a critical component of economies, but it faces signific...
Risk vs. resilience: Insuring sustainable African cities in the age of climate change
Though much of the global conversation is, understandably, focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change c...
The potential of remittance-linked insurance products in sub-Saharan Africa
Exploring the potential of remittance-linked insurance products to improve the resilience of households in s...
Climate risk data and modelling for Africa
The rise in climate-related hazards and catastrophic weather increases economic risks for low-income and middle-income countries. While insurance a...
Is there a case for for-purpose remittances?
This report reveals the findings from our qualitative and quantitative research with remittance senders who l...
The role of insurance for development
This research explores the role of insurance in sustainable development and inclusive growth....