Intervenants

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Corneille KAREKEZI
Directeur Général

Africa Re

 

Dr. Corneille Karekezi joined the African Reinsurance Corporation (Africa Re Group) in 2009 as a Deputy Managing Director and CEO Elect before becoming its Group Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer in 2011. 

Dr. Karekezi is credited for the recent transformation of Africa Re into one of the most profitable and fast growing reinsurance company in the world. His key achievements include the upgrade to Full A financial rating by AM Best after 12 years at A Minus, the development of the Retakaful business in Africa, the expansion to Brazilian market, the opening of the Dubai Office, the training of thousands of young African insurance professionals and the setting up of the Africa Re Foundation. It is largely believed that during his tenure Africa Re’s practices and standards were elevated at the highest international levels in corporate governance, digitization and risk management. Today, many analysts in the world see Africa Re as the essential element of the African integration in the areas of insurance and reinsurance. 

Before joining Africa Re, Dr. Karekezi, a national of Rwanda, who speaks fluently English, French, Swahili and other African languages, had a distinguished career, between 1992 and 2009, in insurance, entrepreneurship and private sector development in Burundi, Rwanda and Eastern and Southern Africa region. Since 1996, he has contributed significantly to the development of the insurance / reinsurance industry in Africa through his involvement and leadership in various national, regional and continental projects, initiatives and organizations, as well as his active participation as speaker in seminars, conferences, forums and symposia across the world. 

Dr. Karekezi was educated at universities in Burundi (B.Sc. Econ., M.Sc. Econ.), United Kingdom (PGDip. B.A., Dr. (h.c.) B.A.) in Israel and France (DBA). He holds a Doctorate of Business Administration from the Paris Business School (PSB).

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