Entrepreneurial leadership
Based: Johannesburg

Themba Baloyi, Henley Executive MBA, ACIS, ND CMA, IoDSA

Themba is a Founder and Executive Director of Discovery Insure Ltd, a Short-term Insurance Company launched in 2011. He joined Discovery in 2001 working on numerous initiatives where his role ultimately led to his 10-year vision launch of Discovery Insure.

Themba is also a member of the board of directors for the South African Insurance Association (SAIA); South African Insurance Crime Bureau (SAICB) and New Leaders Foundation. In 2003 he co-founded Black Insurance Professionals of Southern Africa (BIPSA).

He was the initiator and Pretoria Chapter Chair of the mentorship programme for the Young Presidents Organisation (YPO) designed to guide high potential future leaders to achieve their career objectives. He was a Member of the YPO Africa Region Board for 2years where he led the adoption of the Mentorship Programme in various countries in Africa.

Prior to joining Discovery, Themba worked for Rubico Consulting Services where he led a team that was responsible for the design of the accounting processes and client management systems. Some of Themba’s work history includes time with Siemens Ltd and Durban Metro Wastewater Management Services where he was responsible for budgeting and commercial accounting systems.

He studied and completed Cost and Management Accounting and has an Executive MBA from Henley Business School (UK) plus other qualifications including:- 1999, Supervisory Management, Graduate Institute of Management and Technology (GIMT); 2002, Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators, South Africa; 2003, Discovery Leadership Academy, Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS); 2004, Leadership Advancement Programme University of Cape Town- Graduate School of Business (UCT/ GSB

Themba is committed long distance runner and he was awarded the Green Number in 2012 (for obtaining Ten Comrades Marathon [89.9kms] Medals) with drive to obtain 30 medals.