Managing Director of Africa Retakaful, and Africa Re Local Representative in Sudan
Senior Executive Officer, Africa Re Underwriting Management Agency Ltd (Dubai Office)
Mr. Yousif El Lazim GAMMA was appointed Managing Director of Africa Retakaful, and Africa Re Local Representative in Sudan, in January 2021.
Prior to this appointment Mr. GAMMA was the Acting Regional Director for the Cairo Regional Office (North East Africa and Middle East) since May 2020; he was also Assistant Director, Technical Operations, in the same office. He joined Africa Re in July 2009 as a Senior Underwriter in the Cairo Regional Office.
Mr. GAMMA started his career in 1991 as underwriter in the National Reinsurance Company (Sudan); he worked for Seven (7) years in Non-Marine Department. In 1998, he joined Greater Nile Petroleum Operating Company (GNPOC) as Head of Risk and Insurance Unit. In 2005 he was recruited by Savanna Insurance Company as General Manager in charge of all executive operations.
Mr. GAMMA holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics (Honours) from the University of Khartoum; an MBA from the School of Business Administration (University of Khartoum) and an MBA from the German University of Cairo (GUC).He is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of London (ACII).
Mr. GAMMA has attended many seminars, workshops, and conferences.
After graduating from university in 1986, Mr Tennick joined Swiss Re in Johannesburg as a graduate trainee. During a 14-year career he worked in various capacities culminating in management of the underwriting and subsequently the client management functions.
He then joined the Imperial Holdings Group in Johannesburg and set up Imperial Reinsurance before moving to the Group’s insurance business, Regent Insurance, as an executive director with various responsibilities including underwriting, reinsurance and risk management. He was joint CEO of the Regent Insurance Group at the time he left the Group.
Mr Tennick holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Cape Town and is an Associate (ACII) and Fellow (FCII) of the Chartered Insurance Institute (UK).
He became Managing Director of African Reinsurance Corporation South Africa in April 2018.
Mr. Mohamed Saad ZAGHLOUL was appointed Senior Executive Officer of the Africa Re Underwriting Management Agency Ltd (Dubai Office) in July 2020. He joined Africa Re in October 2018 as Assistant Director, Underwriting and Marketing in the Cairo Regional Office.
Mr. ZAGHLOUL started his career in 2000 in the Egyptian Reinsurance Company (Egypt Re) as underwriter responsible for the treaty and facultative business of the Gulf Region; he later moved to Tawuniya Cooperative Insurance Co. in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Later on, Mr. Mohamed Saad played a vital role in the setting up, formation and management of two key regional reinsurers in the Gulf Region: Al Fajer Retakaful Co. (Kuwait), and Emirates Retakaful Co. (United Arab Emirates).
Mr. ZAGHLOUL is a fellow (FCII) of the Chartered Insurance Institute of London and has more than 20 years’ experience in both conventional and Takaful professional Reinsurance across the Arab region.