Zaheer Alli

Head of New Business Development Discovery South Africa

Zaheer has over a dozen years’ experience in the financial services industry. He started his career in investment banking, specializing in derivative sales and structuring before moving to the insurance sector in 2012. He joined Discovery as the executive associate to the Chief Marketing Officer, working on a number of initiatives - ranging from strategy to reporting to operations – across the various businesses (Health, Life, Vitality, Invest, Card, Insure) within the Discovery group. He then moved to Vitality Group, the subsidiary responsible for Discovery’s international partnerships where he led the marketing, technical marketing and distribution functions. He now heads up new business development for Vitality Group. Zaheer holds a Business Science degree (Finance Honours) from the University of Cape Town as well as an MBA from INSEAD (France/Singapore).