Scholarship opportunity for Kiwi re/insurance professionals

by Mina Martin 15 Feb 2017

Scholarship opportunity for Kiwi re/insurance professionals

New Zealand permanent residents and citizens with at least two years experience in the re/insurance industry now have the chance to embark on an educational journey for developing their skills and knowledge of the global reinsurance market.

Aon Benfield and the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) has opened the applications for the 13th Aon Benfield Scholarship, which recognises outstanding professionals who have the potential to become leaders in the local re/insurance industry.

For a chance to win the scholarship, applicants are required to write a 2,500 word essay on the topic: “Lifetime Insurance  ̶  A revolution or a step too  far?” All full entries will also be awarded six ANZIIF Certified Insurance Professional (CIP) points for 2017. 

This year's winner will set off to London to attend the 52nd annual Aon Benfield Global Clients Reinsurance Seminar, which will be held from June 26 to July 06 this year. There, the winner will be able to learn about the principles and practices of arranging reinsurance on a a global scale.

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“We are very excited to once again open up the scholarship program to the industry’s up and coming talent,” said Robert De Souza, President APAC/CEO Australia and New Zealand Aon Benfield and chair of the judging panel. 

“Aon Benfield’s annual gathering for global clients in London is regarded as an outstanding educational opportunity for insurance and reinsurance professionals. It’s a forum to discuss issues that matter most to the industry, get up to speed with trends, and gain valuable insights and best practices from leaders across the globe,” said De Souza. 

Prue Willsford, ANZIIF CEO and scholarship judge, said she is looking forward to reading this year's applications.

“Every year we get fantastic submissions for the Aon Benfield Scholarship and I am sure this year will be no different,” she said. “The opportunity to attend the Aon Benfield Seminar in London is one that cannot be beaten in terms of career development. I encourage everyone to apply.”

Applications close at 5:00 pm (AEST) on April 11, 2017. To get a copy of the application form and for more information, visit the ANZIIF website.


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