Who We Are

ZEP-RE (PTA Reinsurance Company) is a leading reinsurer in Africa and a specialised institution of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). The company was established in 1990 under the then Preferential Trade Area, a precursor to COMESA, to develop the insurance and reinsurance industries and support capacity building.


To be a world class
leading reinsurer
in Africa


To provide first class
security and quality
service to our client


– Customer driven
– A professional team
– Comitted to our work
– We act with integrity
– We are a responsible
corporate citizen

Core Objectives

Foster the development
of the regions insurance
and reinsurance industry

Promote the growth
of national and regional
underwriting and
retention capacity

Support sub-regional
economic development

Our Functions

  • Transact reinsurance business within and outside the region.

  • Create and administer pools for the interest of the region’s insurance markets.

  • Train insurance and reinsurance industry personnel in the region.

  • Provide technical assistance to the insurance industry of the region.

  • Invest premiums in the region to promote economic development.

  • Promote contacts and business co-operation in the region.

Our Footprint

Regional Hubs
Kenya, Zimbabwe, Cote d’Ivoire

Country Offices
Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia, DRC, Rwanda, Sudan

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Board of Directors

Chileshe Mpundu Kapwepwe


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Hosea E Kashimba

Vice - Chairperson

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Hope Murera

Managing Director

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Tadesse Admassu
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Mohammed Satti
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Rehema Namutebi
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Frédéric Ntimarubusa
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Pritesh Modi
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Simon P Chikumbu
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Management Team

Jephita Gwatipedza

Chief Operating Officer

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Benjamin Kamanga

Director, Strategy & Investments

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Ronald Kasapatu

Director, Partnerships, Govt Relations, Agriculture & Micro Insurance

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Rachael Gitonga

Chief Financial Officer

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Miriam Magala

Company Secretary/ Head of Legal & Regulatory Affairs

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Alexio Manyonde

Chief Technology Officer

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Bernard Katambala

Regional Director, Eastern Africa Hub

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Deniese Imoukhuede

Chief Risk Officer

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Eliud Nderitu

Assistant Director, Claims & Quality Assurance

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Jerry Sogoli

Head of COMESA Pools & Stakeholder Relations

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Joseph Nabimanya

HR & Administrative Manager

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Nicholas Malombe

Assistant Director, Life & Micro Insurance

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Reuben Koech

Head of Investments

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Shipango Muteto

Assistant Director, ZEP-RE Academy

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Simon Ndung’u

Head of Financial Reporting & Accounting

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Beneah Otieno

Head of Technical Accounting & Credit Control

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Sheila Byenkya

Head of Transformation & Project Management

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Pankaj Gupta

Head of Claims

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