Bridgette started her career at Swiss Re and has remained in the industry for over 25 years including tenure at Lombard Insurance Company (Pty) Ltd, Coface Insurance Company South Africa Ltd, Credit Guarantee Insurance Corporation of Africa Ltd and Alexander Forbes Risk Services (Pty) Ltd. During this period she gained extensive experience on all classes of surety business, reinsurance arrangements, underwriting, assessment of debtors, risk analysis for businesses, claims handling and various tailor made policy structures. Whilst at Alexander Forbes she managed several divisions including Trade Credit, Marine, Surety and Aviation. Under her leadership and direction the Alexander Forbes Trade Credit and Surety portfolios saw phenomenal growth and gained market leader status. Bridgette is regarded as the leading Trade Credit and Surety specialist in South Africa.
After many years at Credit Guarantee Insurance Corporation of Africa Ltd, Sumintra decided to pursue an opportunity in broking and joined Alexander Forbes in 2007. This allowed her to further broaden her already impressive skills as a Senior Specialist and provided clients with her unique insight into the inner workings of an underwriter. The opportunity at Alexander Forbes proved fruitful for both parties and it saw Sumintra promoted to Divisional Manager of Trade Credit. Under her tireless effort and passion for superior client delivery, the division not only grew but the level of client satisfaction was clearly demonstrated in the strong client relationships that developed, as well as the retention ratios for the division. Sumintra is the only person of colour to have managed the largest book of Trade Credit clients in South Africa. The massive success and growth of the Alexander Forbes business is testament to her commitment and business acumen.