• Ephraim Bichetero

    Regional Director, Nairobi Office

  • Leonidas Baragunzwa

    Regional Director, Ebene Office in Mauritius

  • Funmilayo Omokhodion

    Regional Director, Lagos Office

  • Omar Gouda

    Regional Director (Cairo Office) & Managing Director of Africa Retakaful Company

  • Larbi Nali

    Regional Director, Casablanca Office

  • Olivier Nguessan-Amon

    Regional Director, Abidjan Office

Ephraim Bichetero

Mr Ephraim Kiiza BICHETERO started his career in 1994 as underwriter trainee in Pan World Insurance Uganda. He rose to become head of the reinsurance department. In 1998, he joined Goldstar Insurance Uganda as head of underwriting, claims and reinsurance and eventually became Assistant General Manager. In 2002, he was recruited as Head of Technical Operations in charge of underwriting, reinsurance and claims in the then United Assurance Ltd (now UAP Old Mutual General Insurance Uganda Ltd).

Mr BICHETERO joined Africa Re as underwriter in June 2004 at the Nairobi Regional Office. He subsequently rose through the ranks to become Assistant Director Technical Operations and Deputy Regional Director. In July 2017, he was appointed Interim Regional Director and in January 2018, he became the Regional Director of the Nairobi Regional Office.

Mr BICHETERO holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda and an Executive MBA Degree from the United States International University, Nairobi, Kenya. He is also a holder of an Associate Diploma from the Chartered Insurance Institute, London (ACII). Mr BICHETERO has served as a member of many insurance technical committees in Uganda and Kenya.

Leonidas Baragunzwa

Since joining the insurance industry in 1987, Mr Léonidas Baragunzwa has worked in different capacities in various insurance entities. Prior to Africa Re, he served as Underwriter, Survey Engineer and Manager at Société d’Assurances du Burundi, trainee Actuary at Aon Belgium in Life & Pensions Department, Actuary at AG Insurance Belgium, Chief Actuary and Assistant Director Underwriting & Special Risks before rising to the position of Director of Central Operations & Special Risks at Africa Re in January 2014. On 1 January 2017 he was appointed Regional Director, Mauritius Ebene Office in Mauritius.

Mr BARAGUNZWA holds a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering (Belgium) and a Master’s degree in Actuarial Science (Belgium). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in Belgium (IA|BE).

Funmilayo Omokhodion

Having served as Interim Regional Director, Mrs Funmi Omokhodion was appointed as Regional Director of the Lagos Office in January 2018.

Prior to this appointment, Mrs Omokhodion, who started her career in Africa Re, held various positions in the Corporation such as Senior Underwriter (treaty & facultative), Assistant Director Technical Operations and Deputy Regional Director amongst others. She has also worked for the African Oil & Energy and Aviation Pools, managed by Africa Re.

Mrs Omokhodion holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria and an Executive MBA Degree from ESUT Business School, Nigeria. She is an Associate member of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII), UK.

Omar Gouda

Mr. Gouda is the Managing Director, Africa Retakaful Company, he holds BSC of Commerce, ACII, Insurance Consultant.

He Joined Insurance in1982, and worked with different firms, started with Egyptian Insurance Services Authority (EISA), NICE, Al Ahlia, ESIH, and lastly with Africa Re since October 2003. He has over 23 years of experience in top Managerial levels, having in-depth experience in direct insurance and Reinsurance.

He is also a Member of many technical committees and Boards in many companies and institutions; Worked in collaboration with Africa re management in the establishment of Africa Retakaful, which has successfully been launched and commenced business in 2010 after a comprehensive efforts being made. Also he worked actively in the development of Takaful on the last years with different Associations and companies, and presented many Takaful papers in Takaful seminars, workshops and conferences.

His professional career as Managing director - African Retakaful Company, Africa Retakaful from September 2010 till present.

He is the Regional Director of Africa Re Cairo- North East Africa and Middle East Region; from October 2003 till Present; he was also the General Manager – Egyptian Saudi Insurance Home co.- first shariaa compliant company in Egypt, February 2003 - October 2003.

He also joined Al Ahlia for Cooperative Insurance – Saudi Arabia from January 2000 till February 2003; and he was Technical Affairs GM in National Insurance Company of Egypt from June 1991 till January 2000.

Larbi Nali

Mr Mohamed Larbi NALI joined Africa Re in July 2016. He started his career in 1993 as Director of the Life Department in Société Centrale de Réassurance (SCR). Between 1997 and 2012, he successively held many positions namely, Director of the Actuarial Department, Deputy Director in charge of Marketing and Operations. In 2012, he was appointed Managing Director of Société Centrale de Réassurance (SCR).

He is the founder of the Moroccan Association of Actuaries and was its Chairman from 2010 to 2013. He was also the Chairman of the African Centre for Catastrophe Risks (ACCR), Vice- Chairman of the African Insurance Organisation (AIO) and Vice-Chairman of the General Arab Insurance Federation (GAIF).

He holds a Postgraduate degree in Mathematics from the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium and also a Maîtrise in Actuarial Sciences from the Business School of the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium. 

Olivier Nguessan-Amon

 After spending seven years as head of production in Life and Non-Life Insurance companies in Côte d’Ivoire, Mr. Olivier N’guessan became Director of SCOR Office for French-speaking West and Central Africa. He served as Managing Director of Compagnie Nationale d’Assurance for three years before joining Africa Re in 2005 as a Senior Underwriter. He was Deputy Regional Director from January 2008 to March 2011 when he was promoted to the position of Regional Director of the Abidjan Office.

Mr N’GUESSAN holds a Master’s in Business Economics from Université Nationale de Côte d’Ivoire- Abidjan Cocody and a Postgraduate Diploma in Insurance from the International Insurance Institute of Yaounde, Cameroon.