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 Rosebank, 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
pierreb@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
michaeld@genoa.co.za

MELASHAN NAIDOO CA(SA)

Chief Operating Officer
BAccSci (HDip)

Melashan, is a certified chartered accountant with an HDip in Accounting and a BAccSci degree from the University of Witwatersrand. He brings a wealth of diverse experience to our team with a dynamic background encompassing both domestic and international experience in business strategy, deal-making and providing assurance services within the financial services and other sectors.

Melashan’s strong blend of strategic and financial expertise equips us to tackle challenges effectively and deliver enhanced results.

010 286 1915 | 076 562 6650
melashann@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
rochellec@genoa.co.za

PRAVASHNIE PILLAY

Senior Med-Mal and Financial Service Provider Underwriter

Licentiate (LIISA)

Pravashnie has been in the insurance industry for 15 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 process for the Financial and Medical products from technical rating to re-insurance facultative placements. She is able to provide advice or assistance with any of our clients queries or concerns.

 

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

UNDERWRITING SUPPORT

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
brendas@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
marionl@genoa.co.za

KENDRA MABALISA

Junior Underwriter NQF 6

Kendra has been in the insurance industry for 8 years, and has been a Professional Indemnity Underwriter for 4 years.

She oversees all aspects of the underwriting process for the Financial and Miscellaneous environment products from technical rating to re-insurance facultative placements. She is able to provide advice or assistance with any of our clients queries or concerns.

Kendra has obtained a higher certificate in insurance (NQF 5), a certificate in risk management (NQF 6), and she is working on attaining her BCom in short term insurance (NQF7).

010 286 1915 | 078 263 6582
kendram@genoa.co.za

CLAIMS

INGE SIEBERHAGEN

Head of Claims & Legal Counsel
LLB, LLM (Mercantile Law) and LLM (Insurance Law & Governance)

Inge is our Head of Claims and Legal Counsel.
She is an admitted Attorney, holding an LLB, LLM (Mercantile Law) and LLM (Insurance Law & Governance) from the University of Pretoria.

010 286 1915 | 072 862 5542
inges@genoa.co.za

LERISE HENDRICKS

Claims and Legal Administrator

Lerise holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the Witwatersrand; in addition, she has completed her short-term insurance qualification as well as a certificate in the foundations of Medico-legal practice. She has been in the insurance industry for 7 years specialising in claims administration specifically medical malpractice claims.

010 972 9164 | 064 531 0093
leriseh@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
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

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
camillal@genoa.co.za

BROKER CONSULTANT

ALLAN WHEELER

Broker Relationship Manager
Dip Comm Law

Allan has a Dip Comm Law and has held various positions in several different fields. He has been involved in various aspects of insurance most notably International Health with a focus on Africa and also long and short term insurance locally.

 

010 286 1915 | 082 447 4697
allanw@genoa.co.za

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

YVONNE LE ROUX

Junior Underwriter & Office Administrator

Yvonne has been in the financial services industry for the last few years during which time she has written her RE5 whilst also furthering her studies in Personal and Commercial Short-term Insurance.

Yvonne has a strong attention to detail and assists our Senior Underwriters with policy administration to ensure that our turnaround times are continually improved upon.

010 286 1915 | 082 829 1423
yvonnel@genoa.co.za

FINANCE

NADIA SMITH

FINANCE MANAGER (CONSULTANT)

Nadia holds a B.Compt Degree (UNISA). She is a Professional Accountant and General Tax Practitioner. She has been an accountant for 21 years, and has 17 years of experience in the insurance industry.

Nadia is responsible for all financial functions at Genoa, including payroll and accounting.

nadias@genoa.co.za

ACTURIAL

MATEEN FARAT

ACTURIAL ANALYST

With over 8 months of experience as an analyst in the insurance sector and nearly a year as a financial analyst, Mateen’s BSc in Actuarial Sciences and Insurance and Risk Management lays the foundation for his pivotal role at Genoa. He has successfully revamped the company’s premium pricing strategies, showcasing his expertise in risk assessment and financial modeling. Currently, Mateen is at the forefront of driving the transformation towards a BlackBox-based quoting system, emphasizing his commitment to innovation and ensuring Genoa’s continued success in the dynamic landscape of insurance solutions.

 

mateenf@genoa.co.za