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Chief Executive Officer

Shortlisting stage of vacancy - only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Overview of role

Botswana Life Insurance Limited (BLIL) is looking for a talented individual to assume the role of Chief Executive Officer and position the company in the national market by providing life insurance products and services for corporates and individuals, mortgage cover to financial institutions, as well as investment solutions to retail clients and retirement funding for individuals, in line with relevant statutory and regulatory requirements.

Job description

The incumbent will be responsible for the strategic positioning of BLIL and contribute to its growth by focusing on the following key areas;

  • Strategic Alignment and Business Leadership
  • Market Share and Market Segmentation
  • Market Share and Market Segmentation
  • Product Development, Performance and Business Profitability
  • Stakeholder Relationship Management, Sales and Service
  • Distribution Channel Management and Development
  • Business Risk Management and Compliance
  • Financial Management and Budgetary Control
  • Brand Image
  • High Performance Culture

Requirements, Education and Experience

  • A relevant economic or finance degree and a recognised insurance or finance industry qualification
  • A post graduate qualification such as a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from a recognized institution will be an advantage


  • A minimum of fifteen (15) years post qualification experience in the life insurance business and/or investment fund management
  • At least five (5) years of these should have been in general management capacity with responsibility for strategic planning, budgeting, recruitment, and profit accountability
  • Sound experience in the domestic and international life insurance environment with advanced product knowledge
  • Proven background in managerial leadership, business analysis and report writing as well as manpower planning and development, development of new business accounts, and leading management teams towards the achievement of defined business objectives

Deadline for applications: Friday 16 February 2018

Company profile

Botswana Life Insurance Limited (BLIL) is the oldest and largest Life Insurance Company in Botswana with a market share estimated at over 70% and underwrites all classes of Life insurance product offerings. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL) which is listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange and is a member of the Sanlam Group Limited. BLIL’s vision is to create a world where everyone is financially secure through the provision of financial solutions that make a positive difference in the lives of our customers and employees and seeks success-driven professionals with exceptionally high integrity, and results orientation to be part of this quest.

Detailed information



Match criteria
  • Gaborone
Education level
  • Degree
  • Masters Level
  • Post Graduate
  • Banking and insurance
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