Thembalihle Phillip Baloyi

Founder and Executive Director, Discovery Insure Ltd

Themba is a Founder and Executive Director of Discovery Insure Ltd, a Motor Insurance Company launched in 2011. He joined Discovery in 2001 spearheading numerous initiatives culminating in his innovative and relentless drive to launch his 10-year vision of Discovery Insure. Themba is member of the board in the following organisations: YPO-WPO Africa Regional Board, Henley Business School Academic and Advisory Board; South African Insurance Association (SAIA); South African Insurance Crime Bureau (SAICB); and Institute of Insurance South Africa (IISA). In 2003 he co-founded Black Insurance Professionals of Southern Africa (BIPSA). Themba was awarded the Green Number in 2012 (for obtaining Ten Comrades Marathon-89.9kms Medals). He is 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 greatness. Prior to joining Discovery, Themba worked for Rubico Consulting Services, Siemens Ltd and Durban Metro Waste Water Services where he was responsible for budgeting and accounting systems. A cost and management accountant by training, Themba holds an Executive MBA from Henley Business School (UK). He also has other qualifications on leadership and management from various academic institutions such as Duke University Fuqua School of Business (US), Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS- South Africa); University of Cape Town- Graduate School of Business (UCT/ GSB).