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.

Traditionally, the Liability space is an overtraded one, and it was through the identification of these niche areas that we were able to build a sizeable Liability book of business, and to establish a trusted client base of top clients throughout 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.

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.

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

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

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

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

KERRYN BEZUIDENHOUT

Broker Consultant
BCom LLB

Kerryn has her BCom LLB from UNISA. She has been in the niche market insurance industry for 9 years gaining experience in Professional Indemnity and Surety Insurance.

As Broker Consultant, Kerryn will be Agents first point of contact for all Professional Indemnity, Medical Malpractice and FSP products. She is able to assist with any broker related queries or concerns.

010 286 1915 | 082 448 5343
kerryn@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

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