Regional Director, Nairobi Office

  • Vincent MURIGANDE

    Regional Director, Mauritius Office

  • Temitope AKINOWA

    Regional Director, Lagos Office

  • Gamal Mohamed SAKR

    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 Regional Director at Ebene Office in Mauritius since April 2021.

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 Regional Director for the West Africa Regional Office in April, 2021.

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

Gamal Mohamed SAKR

Mr. Gamal Mohamed SAKR joined Africa Re in July 2020 as Deputy Regional Director of the Cairo Regional Office and was promoted to the position of Regional Director in January 2021.

He started his career in 1992 in banking. He moved to insurance in 1993 and worked as Reinsurance Officer in Pharaonic Insurance. He became the Head of the Reinsurance Department in 1999. He joined GIG Egypt as Reinsurance Manager in 2000, and AIG Egypt in 2002 as Property Manager. He was recruited by Allianz Egypt in 2007 as head of the general insurance.

In 2013 he moved to Saudi Arabia to Rajhi Takaful, the 3rd largest insurer of the country, as Head of General Takaful; in 2017 he returned to Egypt and joined Misr Insurance, the largest insurer in the country, as Executive Deputy Chairman (Board Member) for Insurance & Reinsurance.

Mr. SAKR holds a Bachelor Degree in Accounting from the University of Ain Shams, Cairo. He is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of London (ACII).

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.