Applications open for international scholarship

Applications open for international scholarship | Insurance Business

Applications open for international scholarship
Applications for the Aon Benfield Scholarship 2015 are now open with the winner set to jet off to London.

Provided by Aon and ANZIIF, the scholarship recognises an outstanding insurance professional in Australia and New Zealand, and is open to permanent residents and citizens of both countries with at least two years’ experience in the insurance or reinsurance industry.

The winner will travel to the 50th annual Aon Benfield Global Clients Reinsurance Seminar held in London from 22nd June to 2nd July, which “provides valuable information about the principles and practices of arranging reinsurance on a global scale,” according to a joint statement from the organisers.
Robert De Souza, President APAC/CEO Australia and New Zealand Aon Benfield, and chair of the judging panel believes the scholarship is a great opportunity for young professionals.
“This scholarship allows insurance and reinsurance professionals to explore and discuss highly relevant issues to our industry, with the opportunity to travel and learn about reinsurance globally. I highly encourage those eligible to apply.”

Applicants for the scholarship are required to write a 2,500 word essay on how social media and internet technology could change the insurance landscape, a topic that is sure to draw varied opinions according to judge and ANZIIF CEO Prue Wilsford.

“We anticipate that this thought provoking topic will inspire excellent debate in an important emerging area of the industry,” Wilsford said.

Applications close on 7 April 2015, for more information and an application form, visit the ANZIIF website.