Board of Directors

Dr Brian C Benfield

Dr Brian C Benfield-SA Motor Loans
  • B.Com in Economics, former University of Port Elizabeth now Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (1971)
  • B.Com honours, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Programme for Management Development, Harvard University
  • PhD in Life Assurance, University of the Witwatersrand (1988)
  • Current position: Founder and former chairman of Clientele Life Holdings (Pty) Ltd

Brian, born in Port Elizabeth in 1949, is heavily decorated with skills and accolades in the financial industry. Including his extensive qualifications and expertise he has nearly 50 years experience in the industry. He was the professor of Insurance and Risk Management in the Wits department of economics for 25 years where he directly influenced some of the leaders in the insurance sector. He is one of only two people in the country with a doctorate in Life Assurance and is also the author of a universal textbook, Life Office Management. Brian has worked for companies like Anglo American Life, AA Life. He is the founder and former chairman of Clientele Life. Brian is a former president of the Insurance Institute of South Africa.