Meet the Team
Kobus commenced his career in 1989 at Sanlam in their Group Benefits Department where he was responsible for the overseeing of all administrative functions required in terms of the privatization of the Government Institutions Pension Fund. He then joined Alexander Forbes in 1992, where he was responsible for the management of their Namibian office until 1995.
Kobus then joined Jacques Malan Consultants and Actuaries Namibia as one of the organisations founding members in 1995 where he served in the capacity as Managing Director until the merger with NMG in 2013. During his tenure at Jacques Malan Consultants and Actuaries he was also for a couple of years responsible for the management of the business operation in Botswana.
At NMG he continued serving in the position as Managing Director of the Namibian operation until his resignation end November 2014. At NMG he also served on the Executive Committee of the Group of Companies. Kobus has a wealth of experience in the employee benefits environment and over the last 26 years of his career he has consulted to some of the largest corporate and parastatel funds in Namibia.
He was also one of the founding members of the Retirement Funds Institute of Namibia in 1997.
M.Sc, FIA, FASSA
Adriaan qualified as an Actuary with the designation of Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (F.I.A.) from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries in London in 2012. On returning to South Africa he also received his Fellowship from the Actuarial Society of South Africa in 2015. Adriaan has a B.Comm (Hons) from the University of Stellenbosch (2005) and an M.Sc in Data Analytics from the University of Cape Town.
Adriaan has a passion for bringing the insurance industry and actuarial science into the 21st Century world of Data Analytics, whether it be the identification of insurance fraud, automating solutions to reduce human error, or using machine learning to model their mortality experience.
He also is the owner of Know Your Health (Pty) Ltd, which focusses on educating people on the impact of the health choices on the life expectancy. To find out more, visit https://www.knowyourhealth.co.za/
Adriaan has worked in various consulting roles for Jacques Malan Consultants and Actuaries in Cape Town and Deloitte Actuarial and Advanced Analytics in London and as a Research and Analytics actuary Gen Re Africa. Adriaan was also contracted by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund to help the Kenyan Insurance Regulatory Authority write and publish their Micro Insurance and Index-based Insurance policy papers.
Nicole graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in 2009 with a Honours degree in Actuarial Science and started her career at RisCura as part of the analytics team. She left RisCura to join Truworths’ CRM and Risk team where she gained experience in wide range of modelling techniques.
After her time at Truworths, Nicole decided to pursue a career in actuarial consulting and joined Sigma Synergy Actuarial Consults in 2013. At Sigma Synergy she gained exposure to a wide range of actuarial disciplines including life insurance, general insurance and ERM consulting. During her time at the company she became responsible for overseeing all work relating to the company’s general insurance clients including pricing and valuation work, assessment of reinsurance arrangements and financial condition reporting.
During 2016, Nicole joined KGA Life as part of the actuarial and risk function. At KGA she was involved in several activities across the business including day-to-day actuarial work, ORSA reporting, assisting with the develop of company policies and procedures and supporting the sales and operations team on ad-hoc projects.