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Mia Thom


Since joining Cenfri in 2012, Mia has focused on exploring business models used to deliver financial services to the low-income market, as well as developing and supporting market development strategies to improve financial inclusion.

Before she joined Cenfri, Mia worked as a senior manager at the Financial Services Group of Deloitte in Cape Town, where she gained extensive experience in the legislative and institutional aspects of a range of financial services. While at Deloitte, she also participated in industry groups involving the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), the Financial Services Board (FSB) and the Association for Savings and Investments SA (ASISA).

Qualifications
  • Chartered Accountant (CA); Level 3 of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams passed
  • Honours degrees in accounting, Stellenbosch University
  • Honours degree in economics, Stellenbosch University
  • Master’s degree (cum laude) in development finance, Stellenbosch Business School

 

Recent Content by Mia Thom
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...
MAP Madagascar diagnostic and roadmap to financial inclusion
There is much dialogue on the way insurance markets can contribute to poverty reduction by helping low-income individuals to preserve assets and mi...
Thinking big: Achieving scale for microinsurance schemes
Achieving scale is a significant success factor for microinsurance schemes, as low premiums with high costs require substantial volumes to make an ...