Brian Dandi, Compliance and Marketing Officer in the Zimnat Life Employee Benefits department, was nominated personality of the quarter. We held an interview with him to know more about him. Below is the exciting conversation we had with Brian.


Who is Brian Dandi?

Brian Dandi is an adventurous person, one person who always make it a point to make people smile when he is around, a person who takes defeat as a lesson and a person who is open to criticism.


What gets you out of bed in the morning?

During weekdays its work but on weekends it’s because I want to make up my bed.


How would you describe your day job to a child?

I would say my job is always demanding for solutions as I always deal with different clients.


What is your biggest achievement to date – personal or professional?

Personal Achievements are hard to rank because all of them are huge to me but professionally it has been able to meet my job demands.


What does a typical day look like for you and what are you currently working on?

My day is always filled with new things and I am always working on new client request and servicing my clients.


What three words would you use to describe your role?

Onerous, drama, adventure.


If you could switch jobs with someone, who would it be?

The President.


What is on your wish list for your next five years here?

It is a huge list and it would take a whole book, but in a nutshell I want to be known as role model and mentor to people.


What are your biggest professional challenges?

Failure to communicate. Most of the times I find it hard to communicate.


If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?

My father.


If you could change one thing about working here, what would it be?

I would change nothing because I am in content with what I have at the moment.


What do you like most about your job?

Being  a Compliance and Marketing Officer. It makes me meet influential people somehow it prepares you to be an important somebody.


What advice would you give to recent new entrants?

Zimnat is a place where people work and for you to survive it requires extra effort, extra hours and dedication. Always know that your role is to make peoples’ life better.


Pretend you’re our CEO. What three concerns about the company’s future keep you up at night?

How am I going to preserve policy-holder value and ensure the company meets their expectations, How do I improve employee welfare and lastly how do I get Zimnat to own the major market share in the industry.


What’s your most memorable facepalm moment?

When I was attending to a call and called the client Mr when actually the person was a Mrs.


When was the last time you laughed so hard you cried?

28 June this year on my birthday.


What is your motto or personal mantra?

Whatever you do, do your best and let the results speak for themselves.


Given a chance, who would you like to be for a day?



What’s your favourite line from a film?

“Ah you think darkness is your ally? You merely adopted the dark. I was born in it, moulded by it. I didn’t see the light until I was already a man, by then it was nothing to me but blinding!”


What is your guilty pleasure?

Organising events that bring people together and make sure there is fun and love.