André Dreyer was appointed Head of Collective Benefits at Momentum in June 2008. In the following interview he shares his views of the employee benefits market and expectations from the partnership with Swiss Life Network.
Please tell us something about yourself, and your new position at MCB.
I became a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in 2005, having obtained a BSC (Acturial Science) Hons at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1996. Prior to joining Momentum in June 2008, I was the Business Development Actuary for RGA Reinsurance Company of South Africa, which is one of the world’s largest life reinsurers. During that time I also handled their PR & Marketing in SA as well so I gained interesting and useful experience in several areas of the business.

In June 2008 I joined Momentum as Head of their Collective Benefits business and I really look forward to bringing my experience and knowledge to MCB and to the partnership with Swiss Life Network.

MCB has earned a reputation in South Africa of being the group risk experts. My job is simple: to implement strategies that build on this strong position of the business.

What are the needs and expectations of your organisation from Swiss Life Network?

In order to be the risk experts, our products and services need to incorporate global risk management solutions, such as pooling arrangements.

We rely on Swiss Life Network to be at the forefront of global changes in risk management demands and the emerging needs of the 21st century workplace. In this way Momentum – through its partnership with the Swiss Life Network – contributes to better business practice with accurate, competitive pricing structures and effective financial incentives.

In short, together we need to do whatever it takes to make us both more successful!

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