As the Executive Head of Hippo.co.za, Vera Nagtegaal’s extensive experience in business speaks to her drive in the business world and her passion for forming mutually beneficial partnerships within the corporate environment.
Following the completion of her post-graduate degree in Brand Communications at Vega, Vera worked at a number of advertising agencies in South Africa, as well as one of country’s leading online commerce websites – Kalahari.net (now Takealot.com).
After working more than 7 years within the advertising and online commerce sectors, Vera joined Lipco Law for All to provide support on the company’s marketing and branding. In 2010, Vera founded Lipco Corporate (a Lipco affiliate) that specialises in the white labeling of Lipco’s affordable legal cover policies to major corporates, to be sold to their clients as a value add product. To date, and under Vera’s guidance, the company has successfully grown to more than 300 000 clients having partnered with some of South Africa’s biggest corporates, including; Absa, Telesure (across all their brands, including 1Life), The Foschini Group, Bryte Insurance (previously Zurich), Metropolitan, Road Cover and Digicall.
In her role as the Executive Head of Hippo.co.za, Vera aims to position the brand as South Africa’s consumer champion by offering customers better value by giving consumers the option of comparing products before purchase.