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Gen Re appoints joint MDs to lead Life/Health business in Southern Africa

Gen Re appoints joint MDs to lead Life/Health business in Southern Africa
20-01-22 / Staff Writer

Gen Re appoints joint MDs to lead Life/Health business in Southern Africa

Cape Town - Gen Re has announced the appointment of Cindy Blanchard and Jason Cooper-Williams as the new joint Managing Directors of General Reinsurance Africa Ltd. 

They will take over from current Managing Director, Peter Temple, who will remain on the Board of General Reinsurance Africa Ltd. as a non-executive director, while continuing in his role as Gen Re’s Head of Segment for the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Southern Africa, and the Caribbean. 

Peter commented, “This joint appointment is an advantageous one as Cindy and Jason bring complementary strengths and a fresh, diverse approach from their previous roles as Operational Director and Actuarial Director of Gen Re Africa respectively.

This blend of talent will have a significant impact as Gen Re helps clients to navigate today’s challenging climate and embrace the opportunities that the next decades promise our industry and continent.” 

The appointments took effect from 1 January 2022. 

Gen Re is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies with $15.5 billion in capital and $11 billion in premiums.

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