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Meet the 1.618 Team.

1.618 ShellThe 1.618 team is made up of highly skilled Advisors, whose objective it is to ensure that you have comprehensive cover in place to protect your belongings and loved ones. With services in short-term Insurance, we are dedicated to ensuring that you reap paramount benefits through our planners’ professionalism.

Michelle Bates

  Michelle Bates

Office Manager & Commercial Specialist

Michelle has been in the short term broking industry for over 25 years. She is happy to be employed with the 1.618 Group as office manager on the short term division as well as a commercial sales executive. She has a wealth of knowledge and aims to facilitate and maintain high-quality standards from a motivated team to ensure that clients’ needs are always a priority. Michelle is dedicated and committed to 1.618 Short Term Consulting and aims to ensure that everyone is aligned in their drive to be the best with excellent service and a commitment to doing what is best for clients. She is loyal and believes 1.618 is a company that can enable a real partnership relationship based on confidence, credibility and mutual benefit.
michelle.bates@1618.co.za

Alan Oosthuizen

  Alan Oosthuizen

Underwriting and New Business Manager

Alan has 7 years experience in the short term insurance industry and is fully FAIS compliant, working previously at an insurer where he started off handling claims and domestic sales and then moved on to specialise in commercial insurance. Alan joined 1.618 in February 2019 and now manages underwriting and new business. His attention to detail when dealing with clients means he can easily identify any possible shortfalls and ensure clients are given the best possible service and advice.
alan@1618.co.za

Natalie Vrey

  Natalie Vrey

Accounts Executive

Natalie has over 7 year's experience in the short term industry, during which she has learnt how to generate leads and sit in front of high-income individuals and business owners. She is a young professional constantly looking to develop her talents in the Financial and Insurance industry, specialising in domestic and commercial insurance sales.
natalie@1618.co.za

Zjizelle da Silva

  Zjizelle da Silva

Commercial Specialist

Zjizelle da Silva has been a broker in the short term insurance industry for 6 years where she started off with personal lines and very quickly went into commercial insurance. She has a passion for helping people and found her niche when she started working in commercial insurance, finding it both challenging and rewarding at the same time. Helping clients make sure their businesses are insured accurately, and making sure the service delivery from the supplier is of great quality is what drives her success. Therefore when the opportunity arose to join a driven team who believed in the same things, she grabbed it with both hands and joined the 1.618 STS team. Zjizelle loves making a difference and taking hold of opportunity.
zjizelle@1618.co.za

Henk Le Roux

  Henk Le Roux

Sale Executive

With over 12 years insurance, sales and client service experience behind him, Henk Le Roux has been at the frontlines in getting clients the best possible coverage as a broker. With his level of commitment, diligence and sheer passion for the industry he adds infinite value to our clients at 1.618 Short Term Solutions.
henk@1618.co.za

Manjay Ramjanum

  Manjay Ramjanum

Short Term Insurance Specialist

Manjay has been in short term insurance since 1999 and has great passion and enthusiasm helping clients to make the best informed choices. He has worked with major insures like Santam, Telesure Group , Administrative Houses and Sanlam. His attention to detail ensures that his clients have peace of mind when consulting with him. His work and life experience is aligned with 1.618 to go beyond expectation.

Lauren Jacklin

  Lauren Jacklin

Administrative Manager – Commercial Lines

Lauren has worked alongside managing director Grant Carter for 11 years, and specialises in short term commercial and personal lines administration and claims. For the last 9 years, she has managed the administrative and claims in commercial lines and manages our Durban short term offices. Working with people is Lauren’s passion, and she prides herself in being direct, communicative and keeping clients satisfied and informed on their commercial policies.
lauren@1618.co.za

Mogie Singh

  Mogie Singh

Administrative Manager

Mogie has been in the short term industry for the past 15 years. She started gaining her knowledge with ABSA Brokers dealing with commercial and domestic portfolios. She was also a financial planner with ABSA Advisors but returned to the short term sector. She then moved on to CIB where she was the sales assistant for the KZN region dealing with brokers only. Her passion and joy for liaising directly with clients brought her to her current position with 1.618 Short Term Solutions. She has excellent relationships with clients attending to all their claims and queries and ensures that all their insurance needs are met. Her drive for perfection in her tasks and her light-hearted personality promises to keep clients happy with their choice of brokerage.
mogie@1618.co.za

Lorraine Oosthuizen

  Lorraine Oosthuizen

Commercial Claims Specialist

Lorraine is an ambitious Commercial Claims Specialist who has developed a mature and responsible approach to any task that she undertakes, or situation that she is presented with. She thrives on new challenges irrespective of how large or small and believes that one should be part of learning organisations to ensure effective learning and development. She has 7 years’ experience in the Short Term Insurance industry where she strives to make a significant contribution by applying her skills and knowledge.

The Golden Ratio.

The “Golden Ratio” is a mathematical proportion expressed algebraically as the ratio 1.618. It is found everywhere in music, art, architecture and nature. French composer Claude Debussy used the Golden Ratio in his Reflets dans l’eau musical piece, Mozart divided a significant number of his sonatas into parts which reflect it, Le Corbusier used it in his architecture, and Leonardo da Vinci used it in his exquisite painting, the Mona Lisa. The ancient Greeks used the Golden Ratio in building the Parthenon, and it was utilised by the Egyptians in the construction of the Great Pyramid of Khufu in the twentieth century BC. The ratio is evident in the seed patterns within sunflowers, the leaf arrangement of flower petals, and the spiral structure of the nautilus shell, from which our symbol is derived.

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The Perfect Ratio. The Perfect Financial Institution. From Short Term Insurance to Investments and Estate Administration, 1.618 Advisory Services is here to help clients live the Perfect Life.

Ensure Peace of Mind for Your Future. From Medical Aid and Business Assurance to Investments and Retirement Planning, 1.618 Financial Services is here to help clients secure their wealth.

Strategy + 1.618 = Protection Guaranteed. From Car, Household and General Insurance to Business and Commercial Insurance, 1.618 Short Term Solutions is here to help clients live their lives risk-free.

With the UK Branch of 1.618, Discover Your Perfect Health to Wellness Ratio. From Investments to Health Insurance and Life Cover, 1.618 Advisory UK is here to help clients live happy, healthy lives.

Medical consultations with our qualified medical team of consultants, who are here to discuss your wellness concerns, help you manage any existing medical conditions and keep potential problems in check.

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