Paballo Makupu, Innovation Partner and Property Underwriter

Paballo Makupu She Brigade

Paballo Makupu, Innovation Partner and Property Underwriter

Meet Paballo Makupu.

Paballo is a property underwriter, philanthropist and a motivational speaker.

She holds a BSc Actuarial Science Degree (cum laude) as well as a BSc Honors in Actuarial Science. She serves as an innovation partner at Munich Re of Africa.

She was appointed as the Head of the Schools Outreach programme.

Paballo has a number of achievements including being awarded the Carrol Boyes Fabulous Girl of the Year 2019, named CEO Global’s Pan Africa Award for Africa’s Most Influential Woman in Business and Government. She was one of the Inspiring Fifty SA – Top 100 Women in STEM. She was also the winner of the Gauteng Youth Service and Excellence Award in 2016.

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Get to know Paballo Makupukm

What are the 3 words you would use to describe yourself?

Humble, Blessed, Smart.

What is your biggest fear about the future?

I fear being redundant, I fear looking into the mirror and not recognizing the person looking back at me given that her fire had died a long time ago.

What would be the title of your memoir and why?

Know Your Worth – From Junior to Manager

I was at a point were fear had crippled me and I was comfortable with being less than what God had intended of me to become.

After I got declined for a promotion I feel into a pity party, until Team Pabi (my friends who believe in more when I fail to) picked me up

I when for a general interview and to my surprise was offered a management role.

What gets you out of bed every morning?

God blesses me with a new day, but it is the people that look up to me even though I might never know nor meet them that inspire me to be bold, authentic and always seek greatness.

What is your definition of success?

My parents named me Katleho knowing that I will be successful, all they asked of me is to value and treasure this success by giving me my second name Paballo.

One fun fact about you?

Lol, I am older than I look.

Contact Paballo Makupu

Instagram: @kp_paballo


  • Lorato
    Posted at 07:10h, 25 January Reply

    Thank you so much for this. The part sue addressed on self worth , boldness and self-doubt spoke to the depths of my soul!

    I am really enjoying these, please continue.

    • Pelontle Mosimege
      Posted at 19:35h, 02 February Reply

      Thank you Lorato, the new season is starting next week and there’ll be more AMAZING women like Paballo 🙂

  • Naledi Ramorobi
    Posted at 12:14h, 02 April Reply

    I’m still listening to this podcast and it’s so inspirational. Thank you Paballo for sharing your story and journey, thank you Pelo for facilitating this conversation. I’d give anything to have a mentor like Paballo!

    • Pelontle Mosimege
      Posted at 14:39h, 05 April Reply

      Hey Naledi, I’m really glad you enjoyed this episode 🙂 You should definitely reach out to Paballo, she’s incredible!

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