Dr. Corneille KAREKEZI
Chief Executive Officer

Africa Re

He rose to the current position of Group Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer of Africa Re in July 2011 after a transitional period of 2 years during which he served successively as Deputy Managing Director and Deputy Managing Director / Chief Operating Officer. Before that, he served on the Board of Africa Re from 2003 to 2005.

His professional career started in 1991 as Chief Accountant /Reinsurance Manager of the leading insurance company in Burundi (SOCABU s.m.), where he rose to the position of Head of the Finance Department. In 1995, he joined the leading insurance company in Rwanda (SONARWA s.a.) as Deputy Head of the Commercial & Technical Department. From 1996, he successively headed all the Technical Departments (Motor, Fire, Accidents & Miscellaneous Risks, and Life) and was appointed Deputy Managing Director in early 2001. In February 2008, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of SONARWA s.a.

Mr. KAREKEZI holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (Burundi), Postgraduate Diplomas in Business Administration (UK), a Master’s Degree in Management (Burundi), an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration (UK) and a Doctorate of Business Administration (France & Israel). He speaks fluently English, French, Swahili and other African languages.

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 initiatives and organizations, as well his active participation as speaker in seminars, conferences, symposia and other for a across the world.

He has served as Chairman and member of various governing bodies of financial institutions in Africa. He is currently the Vice Chairman of Africa Re (South Africa) Limited and Africa Retakaful Corporation (Egypt) and a Member of the Executive Committee of the African Insurance Organization (AIO) where he chairs its Finance Committee.
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