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

Portfolio Mix

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.

Managing Director, Continental Reinsurance CIMA subsidiary

Oumar BA

Mr Oumar BA is the Chief Executive Officer for the CIMA subsidiary.  Oumar brings over two decades of experience to the Company.  Most previously, he served at Swiss Re as Regional Manager (West Africa – Anglophone).    Prior to that, he held roles as Senior Client Manager (Swiss Re Africa / Swiss Re Zurich), Property Underwriter (Swiss Re Africa / Johannesburg) and also worked with Sosar Alamane (Senegal).

Oumar holds a Master Degree from the Institut de Formation aux Affaires et à la Gestion (IFAG – Paris / Group of the French Institute of Management).

He speaks French, English and Portuguese.

Contact details

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

Abidjan office

Portfolio Mix

Our Abidjan office was opened in 2012 to serve the French speaking West Africa markets of Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Senegal, Benin, Togo, Guinea Bissau, Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.

Managing Director, Continental Reinsurance CIMA subsidiary

Oumar BA

Mr Oumar BA is the Chief Executive Officer for the CIMA subsidiary.  Oumar brings over two decades of experience to the Company.  Most previously, he served at Swiss Re as Regional Manager (West Africa – Anglophone).    Prior to that, he held roles as Senior Client Manager (Swiss Re Africa / Swiss Re Zurich), Property Underwriter (Swiss Re Africa / Johannesburg) and also worked with Sosar Alamane (Senegal).

Oumar holds a Master Degree from the Institut de Formation aux Affaires et à la Gestion (IFAG – Paris / Group of the French Institute of Management).

He speaks French, English and Portuguese.

Contact details

Continental Reinsurance Plc
Mairie Douala 1er Bonanjo
Tel: +237 233 422 494
Email: oba@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, Seychelles, Tanzania and Uganda.

Managing Director

Souvik Banerjea

Souvik’s career in insurance has spanned more than 30 years. He has gained his experience in the insurance industry in various organizations namely: The New India Assurance in both India and Japan, African Reinsurance Corporation and African Trade Insurance Agency where he worked since September 2011 up to the time of joining Continental Reinsurance. He holds a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from R.A. Podar Institute of Management, University of Rajasthan, India. He majored in Marketing Management and minor electives were in Personnel Management. As a first degree, he undertook a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) at the University of Rajasthan, India. He is a Fellow of the Insurance Institute of India and has undertaken various professional programmes with premier institutions like C.I.I., London, and National Insurance Academy, Pune.

Contact details

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

Francis Nzwili

Mr Francis Nzwili is the Managing Director for Continental Reinsurance Plc’s Botswana Subsidiary. He is responsible for coordinating the southern African operations.

With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Francis had previously held a series of management positions at reputable insurance firms before he joined Continental Re’s Kenya subsidiary as head of operations in 2013 where he managed the marketing and underwriting functions.

He is a Chartered Insurer, Insurance Institute of London and holds a 2001 Bachelor’s degree in Education (Mathematics and Economics) from Moi University, Kenya.

Contact details

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