Lagos office

Portfolio Mix

Our Lagos office covers Anglophone West Africa countries comprising Nigeria, Ghana, Equatorial Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and The Gambia.

It also doubles as the Group Head Office.

General Manager (Operations)

Shola Ajibade

Mr. Shola Ajibade holds a Higher National Diploma in Insurance from the Lagos State College of Science and Technology and is a Fellow, Chartered Insurance Institute, London and Fellow, Insurance Institute of South Africa. He also holds an MBA from the University of South Africa.

He is an accomplished reinsurance underwriter with more than 25 years’ experience in insurance and reinsurance.  He gained his experience serving leading institutions in different capacities.

His last role was with Aon Benfield South Africa where he held the position of Executive (Treaty) for Sub-Saharan Africa and was previously the Senior Broker for West Africa and Portuguese markets.

Prior to joining Aon Benfield he worked at Swiss Re South Africa and Swiss Re Ivory Coast. He also worked in senior executive positions at United African Insurance Brokers (UAIB) Nigeria, The Lion of Africa Insurance Company, Nigeria and Africa Re, Nigeria from where he started his career as an Underwriting Assistant.

Contact details

Continental Reinsurance Plc
St. Nicholas House (8th Floor), 6 Catholic Mission Street, Lagos Island
Tel: +234 1 462 5374
E-mail: sajibade@continental-re.com

Douala office

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Our Douala office was opened in 2004 and is our underwriting centre for Francophone Central Africa covering Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Chad.

Regional Director

Mrs. Lety Endeley

Lety Endeley holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Economic Sciences from the University of Yaoundé in Cameroon.  She has over 20 years’ experience in the industry, 10 of which she gained at the Satellite Insurance Company in Cameroon where she served in various managerial capacities. While there, Lety rose to head one of its branches.  Prior to joining Continental Re in 2012 as Regional Director for the Central African market, she worked for CICA Re Togo (Regional Reinsurance French Company) where she served as Chief Underwriter and Manager for English speaking countries in Africa.  She has far reaching exposure in the English and French speaking markets in Africa.

Contact details

Continental Reinsurance Plc
Mairie Douala 1er Bonanjo
Tel: +237 233 422 494
Email: lendeley@continental-re.com

Abidjan office

Portfolio Mix

Our Abidjan office was opened in 2014 to serve the French speaking West Africa markets of Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Senegal, Benin, Togo, Guinea Bissau, Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.

Regional Director

Mr. Ibrahima Ndoye

Ibrahim Ndoye is the Regional Director for Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.  He holds a Master’s degree in Professional Audit and Management Control, a European Technical Diploma in fire safety (INSSI), and a degree in Electrical Engineering (Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique). Ibrahima has also acquired vast knowledge through professional training in engineering, insurance, reinsurance and management.  Ibrahima is a seasoned senior reinsurance underwriter and has worked in the industry in Sénégal, Côte d’Ivoire and the surrounding region over the past 16 years.

Contact details

Continental Reinsurance
2e étage, Imm. Equinoxe, Angle de la route du Lycée Technique & de la Rue de la Cannebière (carrefour Pisam), Cocody Danga – Abidjan
Tel: +225 2244 5180
E-mail: idonye@continental-re.com

Tunis office

Portfolio Mix

Our Tunis office is our underwriting centre for the Northern African region. The office was opened in 2014 to cover Tunisia, Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Sudan and Libya.

Regional Director

Dorsaf Sassi

Mrs. Dorsaf Sassi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and a Master’s degree in Total Quality Management (TQM), both from the Institut Supérieur de Gestion, Tunis.  She completed her thesis on the Tunisian Insurance Market with first-class honours.

She has over 20 years’ senior level experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry in Tunisia.

Contact details

Continental Reinsurance Plc
Rue Lac Léman, Imm Regency- Bloc “C” 2ème étage- Bur 207, 1053 Les Berges du Lac – Tunis
Tel: +216 71 964 997 / 988 Fax: +216 71 964 991
E-mail: dsassi@continental-re.com

Nairobi office

Portfolio Mix

Our Nairobi office is Continental Reinsurance’s underwriting centre for the Eastern region.

As a subsidiary, Continental Reinsurance (Kenya) Limited was incorporated on 9th September 2011 under the Companies Act of Kenya and licensed by the Insurance Regulatory Authority in 4th May 2012 to write both non-life and life business. It commenced underwriting non-life and life business on 1st January 2013.

This office serves the Eastern region which comprises Kenya, Burundi, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

Managing Director

Calisto Ogaye

Mr. Calisto Ogaye holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education (Economics and Business Studies) from Kenyatta University in Kenya and is an associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of London. He has also attended various local and overseas training programmes.

He worked for Phoenix of East Africa Assurance Company from 1995 as a Reinsurance Officer and moved to East Africa Reinsurance Company Ltd in 2000, where he rose to the position of Senior Underwriter.

Contact details

Continental Reinsurance Ltd
197 Lenana Place (4th Floor), Lenana Road, Nairobi
Tel: +254 2429391/2/3, 020-5137701
E-mail: cwogaye@continental-re.com

Gaborone office

Portfolio Mix

Continental Reinsurance commenced operations in Botswana in January 2014 as a subsidiary to cater for its southern African region namely: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Managing Director

Cassim Hansa

Mr. Cassim Hansa is a professional civil engineer and MBA graduate (University of Witwatersrand, Jhb.) with experience in both the Engineering and Insurance Industries; in both the USA and SA. He joined Continental Re in 2014.

He has been in the insurance industry since 1989 and now has twenty seven years [two years of which were spent in the USA] of reinsurance/insurance underwriting and claims handling experience.

Prior to his intra-company transfer from Munich Re to the USA, he held the position of Chief Engineer carrying responsibility for all the Engineering Insurance business south of the Sahara. In the USA (2001 to 2003), he led Munich-American Risk Partner’s Property-Engineering Insurance unit in Princeton, New Jersey.

Contact details

Continental Reinsurance Company Ltd
1st Floor, Plot 67977, Fairgrounds
Gaborone
Tel: +267 3974384
Email: chansa@continental-re.com