Marsh Africa: Michelle Pienaar

Michelle Pienaar has been Chief Financial Officer of March Africa since August 2013.

Michelle Pienaar graduated from UNISA with a BCompt Honours in 1999. Her first job was as an article clerk for BDO Spencer Steward. In 2001 she became the Group Finance Manager at Alexander Forbes. She moved through the ranks until Marsh came calling in January 2012. Michelle left Alexander Forbes and took up a new post as Africa Head of Financial Planning and Analysis at Marsh. She was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2013.

Work
2013 – Present        Chief Financial Officer, Marsh
2012 – 2013             Africa: Head of Financial Planning & Analysis, Marsh
2012 – 2011             Group Financial Manager, Alexander Forbes Risk & Insurance                                      Services
2008 – 2011             Financial Manager, Alexander Forbes Compensation                                                    Technologies
2001 – 2008             Group Financial Manager, Alexander Forbes Risk & Insurance
1998 – 2001             Article Clerk, BDO Spencer Steward, Pretoria


Education
1998 – 1999             BCompt Honours & CTA, Accounting Sciences, UNISA
1995 – 1997             BCom, Accounting Sciences, University of Pretoria

About Marsh: Marsh specialises in insurance broking and risk management. They are found in 130 countries globally. They provide consulting, brokerage and claims advocacy services focused towards industry by leveraging data, technology and analytics. Marsh is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & Mclennan Companies. There are more than 30 000 employees. The broking division of Marsh & McLennan Companies comprises Marsh and Guy Carpenter. In 2016 Marsh increased its revenue by 4% to $5.98 billion. Guy Carpenter’s revenue grew by 2% to R$1.14 billion.