Regional Director, Nairobi Office

  • Vincent MURIGANDE

    Ag. Regional Director, Mauritius Office

  • Temitope AKINOWA

    Ag. Regional Director, Lagos Office

  • Yousif GAMMA

    Ag. Regional Director, Cairo Office

  • Larbi NALI

    Regional Director, Casablanca Office


    Regional Director, Abidjan Office


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.


Mr. Vincent MURIGANDE joined Africa Re in January 2012 as Senior Manager Underwriting and Marketing in Abidjan Regional Office. He was appointed Assistant Director Underwriting and Marketing in September 2018 and was later promoted to the position of Acting Regional Director at Ebene Office in Mauritius since march 2020.

Before joining Africa Re, Mr Murigande Vincent was Managing Director of Jubilee Insurance Burundi. He started his insurance career in 1996 in SONARWA / Rwanda where he worked in different capacities up to the position of Technical Director from 2005 to 2010.

Mr MURIGANDE holds an Executive MBA from British Institute of Management and Technology Abidjan Campus, a Bachelor Degree of Insurance from the National Insurance School of Paris (ENASS Paris) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Insurance from the African Insurance Institute of Tunisia (IAA).

Mr Murigande has served as a member of many insurance technical committees in Rwanda and COMESA Countries Regional Organization.

Temitope AKINOWA

Temitope Akinowa (Mrs.) is an experienced Oil and Gas Insurance Specialist. She is a graduate of Insurance from The Polytechnic, Ibadan and holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University. She is an Associate of The Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria.

She started her career in Insurance with a brief stint in Lasaco Assurance Company, and then moved on to Cornerstone Insurance where she worked for 8 years and rose to become the Head of the Oil and Gas Unit of the Organisation.

Temitope Akinowa joined Africa Re as an Assistant Underwriter in 2008 and rose through the ranks to become an Assistant Director, Underwriting and Marketing. She was appointed as the Acting Regional Director for the West Africa Regional Office in March, 2020.

She has attended many foreign and local seminars and presented Insurance papers locally and internationally.

Yousif GAMMA

Mr. Yousif El Lazim Gamma, started his career in 1991 as underwriter in The National Reinsurance Company (Sudan) and continued for Seven years in Non Marine Department.

In 1998, he has joined Greater Nile Petroleum Company(GNOC) as head of Risk and Insurance Unit, handling all issues related to Insurance and Risk management. In 2005, joined Savanna Insurance Company as General Manager, in Charge of all executive operations.

Mr. Gamma has joined Africa Re as a Senior Underwriter in July 2009 at the North East Africa, and Middle East Region (Cairo Office), initially assigned with responsibility of managing Domestic Market (Egypt and Sudan), and after the establishment of Africa Retakaful he was subsequently assigned with the responsibility of Managing the Underwriting of Retakaful business.

Mr. Gamma was promoted Assistant Director Technical Operations as from January 1, 2020, and as Acting Regional Director for North East Africa, and Middle East Region (Cairo Office) has from May 22, 2020.

Mr. Gamma holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics(Honors) from University of Khartoum, MBA Diploma, from School of Business Administration-University of Khartoum, Associate Diploma from the Chartered Insurance Institute, London (ACII), and MBA from Germany University in Cairo.

Mr. Gamma has participated actively in many seminars, workshops, and conferences, and has many published papers on a specialized Insurance periodic.

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. 


 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.