ABOUT US

ABOUT OUR COMPANY

Established in 2005 and previously trading as Multiline Insurance Administrators (Pty) Ltd, Genoa Underwriting Managers was created out of necessity when we realised that a commercial opportunity existed in certain niche market Liability focus areas which were being underserviced.

Genoa is responsible for the insurance needs of in excess of 6,000 practitioners and remain a proud member of SAUMA, The South African Underwriting Managers Association. SAUMA are the leading light in ensuring service excellence in the insurance industry.

It was through the identification of niche areas that we have been able to build a sizeable Liability book of business, and to establish a trusted client base of top practitioners around the country. Through a partnership with Safire Insurance Company (FSP 2092), we have established ourselves as a leading niche-market, liability Underwriting Manager who is able to provide fast, efficient and insurance specific solutions for our diverse client base.

NATIONAL REPRESENTATION

Genoa’s head office is in Sandton, Johannesburg with proposed expansions into Pretoria, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth in the near future.

SOLUTIONS DRIVEN

There are no ivory towers at Genoa and you will find that our senior management team is hands-on, with the power and the skills to make informed decisions. We are always available when you need us to help put a solution in place.

100 YEARS EXPERIENCE

Our management team has in excess of over a 100 years of cumulative experience between them. We are solutions driven and firmly believe in going above and beyond to ensure that our clients needs are met.

MANAGEMENT

PIERRE BEKKER

Director
BSC Forestry (Hons), B Comm

Pierre has been in the insurance industry for 20 years and has been instrumental in helping revolutionise the company.

He forms part of our dynamic and experienced Management Team in guiding and developing this great company.

033 264 8500 | 083 630 1831
pierre@genoa.co.za

MICHAEL-JOHN DAMANT

Director
BSS LLB NQF Level 7

Michael is a qualified Attorney, holding a BSS LLB from Rhodes University, Grahamstown and is a co-founder of Genoa Underwriting Managers.

His career has seen him specialise in a number of areas in the financial services space where he has gained experience, both locally and abroad. He has a proven executive management track record and oversees the running of all facets of the Company.

010 286 1915 | 082 775 5221
michael@genoa.co.za

WERNER BADENHORST

Chief Operating Officer
CA (SA)

Werner is a qualified Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in the South African Short Term insurance industry.

He offers valuable insights and expertise in terms of financial and regulatory reporting, governance and risk management as well as technical insurance reserving and IFRS 17.

010 286 1915 | 066 472 5634
werner@genoa.co.za

UNDERWRITING

ROCHELLE CAMPBELL

Underwriting Manager
Associate (AIISA)

Rochelle has been in the insurance industry for 24 years where she has gained extensive experience in personal, commercial and liability/casualty insurance areas.

She oversees all aspects of the underwriting approach, from technical rating to re-insurance facultative placements, and is available to assist with any queries our clients may have.

010 286 1915 | 072 488 4306
rochelle@genoa.co.za

LIZZ OLIVIER

Systems & Process Control Supervisor

Lizz holds extensive experience as a Certified Trust & Deceased Estate Administrator, a Certified Microsoft Expert and an Information Technology Professional

She has been in the insurance industry for 8 years where she has become an experienced systems supervisor with a demonstrated skillset / history in information technology, reporting, data analytics and client services.

033 264 8500 | 063 682 8107
lizz@genoa.co.za

PRAVASHNIE PILLAY

Senior Med-Mal Underwriter
Licentiate (LIISA)

Pravashnie has been in the insurance industry for 10 years where her key focus has been on the niche areas of professional indemnity and medical malpractice insurance.

She oversees all aspects of the underwriting for the medical malpractice product. She is able to provide advice or assistance with any of our clients queries or concerns.

010 286 1915 | 072 053 1703
pravashnie@genoa.co.za

BRENDA SEBOTHOMA

Fin Underwriter

National Diploma in Business Management with BCom Financial Accounting (UNISA)

Brenda is a certified Business Accountant (SAIBA), with 10 years’ experience in Accounting and Bookkeeping. She holds a further 3 years’ experience as a technical accountant in short- and long-term insurance.

010 286 1915 | 071 977 1748
brenda@genoa.co.za

PORTIA THAPAYO

Senior Financial Service Provider Underwriter
NQF Level 4

Portia has been in the Insurance Industry for 14 years where her focus has been on Professional Indemnity for Financial Service Providers (FSP’s) and Commercial Insurance Placements.

Portia oversees all aspects of the underwriting process for our FSP book which includes everything from the technical rating to facultative re-insurance placements. She is always available to assist with any queries our clients may have.

010 286 1915 / 076 576 5334
portia@genoa.co.za

MARION LAWRENCE

Junior Underwriter
(RE5)FAIS

Marion has been in the Insurance industry for 3 years where she focused on Personal and Commercial Short-term Insurance, which included underwriting.

She has experience working with multiple insurance companies including Miway, Discovery and Santam.

010 286 1915 | 078 1837317
marion@genoa.co.za

CLAIMS

brad beira medicolegal advisor

DR BRAD BEIRA

Independent External Expert
MTech C, ICSSD, GHLF, BCom Law and LLM

Brad is a Chiropractor and experienced legal advisor with MTech C, ICSSD, GHLF, BCom Law and LLM degrees achieved in SA, USA and UK.

Through his company The Advisory Group, Brad has been involved in private practice, health systems development, insurance and medicolegal work for many years. It is here that he has supported practitioners around the world by working with them to improve the quality of care environment for practitioners and patients.

Since launching our medical malpractice product, Dr Beira has assisted our team with insights into the trends in global and local professional indemnity markets, as well as acted as our independent external medicolegal advisor to the Genoa policy holders.

072 975 2822
brad@genoa.co.za

JACQUELINE SMITH

Claims Executive & Legal Counsel
LLB

Jacqueline is our Claims Executive and Legal Counsel.
She has an LLB degree from UNISA, is an admitted Attorney and holds a RE5 and RE1 insurance certification.

Jacqueline has 10 years experience in insurance litigation and has over 5 years experience in medical practice litigation.

033 015 5818 | 079 580 9883
claims@genoa.co.za

RENISHA RAMCHANDER

Claims Assistant
RE5

Renisha Ramchander is a Claims Assistant in the Claims Department.

Renisha has 7 years experience in handling various types of short term insurance claims. She has worked with a number of large UMAs and Insurers, such a Bryte, Santam, AIG, Associated Marine and PPS. During this time she developed her strong processing and analytical skills.

Her passion for claims and remarkable client service makes her an important member of our business.

033 015 5897 | 071 386 2351
claims@genoa.co.za

BROKER CONSULTANT

CAMILLA JANE LOGIE

Broker Relationship Manager
Bcom (Hons)

Camilla holds a Bcom (Hons) degree from the University of Pretoria where she specialised in Communication Management. Over the past 9 years, she has worked for both small and large Insurance Brokerages specialising in the Liability space. As a Broker Relationship Manager, Camilla will be the first point of contact for all Professional Indemnity, Medical Malpractice and FSP products. She’s dedicated to answering any questions that Brokers may have.

083 566 2470
camilla@genoa.co.za

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