Mia Thom

Mia Thom is a Technical Director, leading Cenfri’s risk for development portfolio that works with business, government and development partners interested in how to innovate to encourage financial inclusion and how to unlock the broader role that insurance should play in the economy. Mia is particularly interested in how markets work to serve people, how to regulate for innovation and how to build insurance business models that encourages preventative risk management.

Mia is a member of UNEP-PSI and the Microinsurance Network. She also manages Cenfri’s multi-year program with the Financial Sector Deepening Trust Africa (FSDA), funded by DFID, to develop insurance markets, remittance markets and to drive inclusive integrity. Before joining Cenfri she worked with Deloitte’s financial service group.

She has a master’s degree in development finance from Stellenbosch Business School and honors degrees in accounting and economics from the University of Stellenbosch. She is a chartered accountant (CA), level three of the chartered financial analyst (CFA) exams.

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