The Insurance Apprentice - Meet the finalists

Reese Aron
Business Development Manager
Marsh Africa

Did you choose a career in insurance or did you fall into the industry like so many others? Briefly share your story.
The insurance industry found me. It was challenging because I knew nothing about the industry however, I had a burning desire to learn more. A few months later, I found myself intrigued by this ever-changing industry which offers exciting challenges. The insurance industry allows me to live my passion every day. I believe it was destiny that brought me to the industry.
Why did you choose to enter The Insurance Apprentice?
The Insurance Apprentice is a great initiative which will allow me to broaden my knowledge and skills through the experience. The trip to London will be an amazing experience!
In your mind, what qualities should an ambassador of The Insurance Apprentice have?
• Intellect • Natural leadership skills • Team player • Professional • Knowledge of the insurance industry • Good interpersonal and communication skills • Reliability and punctuality
Who has been the biggest influencer on your career and why?
My soul mate Tracy and my children Gabriela and Damiko. My motivation stems from wanting the best for my family.
In a tweet of 140 characters explain why insurance ROCKS!!!
To be given a task on new emerging risks in the market. An example could be about ransom attacks on corporate data etc. It would be an awesome opportunity to work with a team to design a new solution.
What would be your dream Apprentice task and why?
Travie McCoy: Billionaire ft. Bruno Mars – ‘I want to be a billionaire so freaking bad’. It would be great to own my own insurance company one day!
What song would you choose for your Insurance Apprentice victory dance and why?
Thank you very much for the sponsorships; this is really a fantastic initiative which will promote more people to want to be in the industry.
A message to all the TIA sponsors?
Ever since I was a little boy I always strived to be the best in whatever I do. My weakness is my competitiveness, I’ve realised that in life other people also deserve to win and sometimes we have to live with disappointments. Winning is extremely important to me as this opportunity is going to change my life forever.
How important is winning for you?
Be strong, stay healthy, be confident, happy and enjoy the experience ahead.
Advice to yourself about what you should remember and focus on as you are going into the competition.