Our Team

MNK Re Leadership

A picture of Manoj Kumar the Group CEO of MNK Re Limited

Manoj Kumar,
ACII, CPCU

Group CEO & Managing Director
A picture of Manoj Kumar the Group CEO of MNK Re Limited

Manoj Kumar,
ACII, CPCU

Group CEO & Managing Director

Manoj founded MNK Re Limited in 2009 and within a very short period has achieved many milestones. Besides becoming a Lloyd’s of London broker in 2014, MNK Re today is known for its creativity, innovation and excellence – constantly delving into new and niche products and being branded as a specialist reinsurance broker. Manoj is a member of MNK Re’s Executive Committee.

Manoj Kumar has over 35 years of experience in insurance, reinsurance and banking industry in Senior Executive positions spread across UK, Middle East and India.

Manoj holds a B.A. (Hons) and an M.A. in Geography from The University of Delhi, and an MBA from IGNOU. He also holds ACII, ARe, ARM and CPCU qualifications.

Amal Omari

Chief Operating Officer

Amal Omari

Chief Operating Officer

Amal oversees MNK Re’s daily business operations and administration, and provides management, leadership and vision to ensure that MNK Re meets its objectives. Amal is a member of MNK Re’s Executive Committee.

Amal started her career with MNK Re in 2012 and has been involved with every aspect of broking business within MNK Re. She has successfully placed several prestigious accounts into Lloyd’s on behalf of MNK Re.

Amal holds a BSc (Hons) in Applied Business Computing from University of Sunderland and an MBA in International Business from University of Wales Institute Cardiff. Amal holds a Certificate in Insurance from Chartered Insurance Institute, London.

Naman Kumar, CFA

Head of Corporate Development & Strategy

Naman Kumar, CFA

Head of Corporate Development & Strategy

Naman supports MNK Re’s growth strategy, and works closely with senior management to define and execute organic and inorganic growth opportunities. Naman is a member of MNK Re’s Executive Committee.

Prior to joining MNK Re, Naman was at Public Investment Fund (sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia) based in Riyadh, where he worked as part of the International Investments Division. Previously, he worked as an Investment Professional with a European hedge fund based in London. Naman started his career in the corporate private equity division of The Carlyle Group in its London Office.

Naman holds a BSc in Mathematics & Economics from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and an MSc in Finance from London Business School (LBS). Naman is a CFA Charterholder.

MNK Re London

Adam Bragg

Managing Director - International Facultative Property

Adam Bragg

Managing Director - International Facultative Property

Adam is responsible for the production and placement of insurance and reinsurance contracts, with a particular focus on the Latin American region. Adam and his team access London and International markets in order to find the best solutions for their clients. Adam is a member of MNK Re’s Executive Committee.

With over 30 years’ experience in the London market, prior to MNK Re Adam has held senior positions across several London market brokers, including most recently Lockton and then Gallagher, where he headed up the Latam Fac Property team.

Adam holds a BA (Hons) in Spanish, French, Russian and Linguistics from University of Essex.

Jeremy Pryke

Managing Director - Binders, Agriculture and Parametric Solutions

Jeremy Pryke

Managing Director - Binders, Agriculture and Parametric Solutions

Jeremy oversees the development and maintenance of capacity for various Managing General Agents (MGAs) within and outside of the Group, and continues to enhance existing relationships with Insurers, agents and cedents around the world. His team enthusiastically offer innovative solutions in many areas of our business, and have widely  acknowledged expertise in the procurement of parametric covers. Jeremy is also responsible for the production and placement of international agricultural insurance and reinsurance business.

With over 40 years’ experience in the London market, Jeremy joined MNK Re from Besso Limited, and has a wealth of experience across the industry, consistently producing new ideas and enhancing relationships.

Stuart Markley, FCA

Group Finance Director

Stuart Markley, FCA

Group Finance Director

Stuart oversees the Group’s financial operations and procedures, providing financial management to ensure that the MNK Re Group operates and grows profitably and successfully.

Stuart was a senior equity partner in the Insurance Division of Chartered Accountants, Moore Stephens, and subsequently Finance Director and Shareholder of several Lloyds Brokers.

Stuart is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, having qualified in 1983.

Simon Hunter

Director – Liability

Simon Hunter

Director – Liability

Simon’s specialist areas include difficult and unusual placements involving Pharma Liability and MedMal, Products Recall/Guarantee, Pollution/EIL and Terrorism & Sabotage. Simon is a member of MNK Re’s Executive Committee.

During nearly seven years at the company, he has helped develop all lines of the Facultative Non-Marine account into Lloyd’s and International markets whilst being responsible for the Casualty account. Simon established himself at PWS during the 80’s, before moving to Minet’s in Australia for two years. He also had overseas assignments in USA and, prior to joining MNK Re, he was one of the founding members of the London office of Integro.

Victor Akisanya, ACII

Director - Energy & Natural Resources

Victor Akisanya, ACII

Director - Energy & Natural Resources

Victor is a Director and Head of our Energy team responsible for production, placement and management of Energy, Power and Mining (re)insurance Business. He specialises in development and placement of reinsurance programmes and customised solutions covering offshore and onshore exploration and production, power generation, mining, refining, power generation – conventional and renewables.

Victor has been in the insurance industry for over three decades with a cross-class experience in Insurance and Reinsurance broking, underwriting and risk management. He was an engineering and special risk underwriter in Africa for nearly 20 years before transitioning to (re)insurance broking in London market. He has worked at Alford Page & Gems as energy broker and was a Divisional Director within the Specialty team at RFIB Group London prior to joining MNK Re.

Victor holds a BSc in Business Administration from University of Lagos, and is an alumnus of the University of Hull Business School. He is also an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute London (ACII) with chartered title.

Lesley Kruger

Director - Business Development

Lesley Kruger

Director - Business Development

Lesley is responsible for MNK Re’s business development in Africa, and works closely with MNK Re’s South African office. In addition, Lesley is the Interim Head of Specie, Fine Art and JB portfolio.

Lesley has worked in the insurance industry for over two decades, and her wealth of cross-class experience has been gained in all areas of the insurance industry, from retail broking, insurer, underwriting managers / managing agent to reinsurance broking and business development.

Khosro Azad

Director – Business Development

Khosro Azad

Director – Business Development

Khosro is responsible for MNK Re’s business development mostly focused on guarantee and surety bonds

Khosro has been in the insurance and reinsurance industry for the past 35 years, mostly within the Energy and Aviation sector in Eastern Europe, Africa and Middle East. He has previously set up insurance companies and reinsurance brokers in Eastern Europe. Prior to MNK Re, Khosro has held senior positions across several London market brokers, including Besso, NMB and Ed Broking.

Khosro holds an MSc in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from The University of London.

Richard Daws

Director - MNK Re Speciality

Richard Daws

Director - MNK Re Speciality

Richard’s focus is on Specialty lines and emerging innovative markets globally on both a retail and wholesale basis. His areas of focus include schemes, product design, underwriting and business development.

Richard has over 20 years experience in the London Market focused on niche specialty lines, both booking and underwriting for the likes of Aon, Chubb, Brit and R K Harrison. He also ran an MGA in Gibraltar for several years and led the Specialty team for a Gibraltan Insurer before returning to the UK where he ran his own insurance broker and then lead a start-up MGA.

Robert Prince

Associate Director - Residual Value Insurance

Robert Prince

Associate Director - Residual Value Insurance

Robert specializes in providing global Residual Value Insurance (RVI) solutions for asset financing banks, financial institutions, asset owners, and leasing companies for all recognized asset classes including: commercial aircraft, marine, industrial & construction heavy plant machinery & vehicles, ports & terminals and mining equipment, rail rolling stock, specialist medical equipment and commercial real estate.

Robert formerly held positions with Aon Limited and Aon Re Global in London focusing on RVI and contingent asset finance insurance, having originally worked with The Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association Limited from 1990.

Ray Watson

Associate Director – Accounts

Ray Watson

Associate Director – Accounts

Ray oversees MNK Re’s Accounts team.

Ray has been in the insurance and reinsurance industry for the past 40 years handling all classes of insurance and reinsurance placing business in Lloyd’s and worldwide, and also handling all aspects of administration.

Akeem Olaleke

Senior Broker - Energy & Natural Resources

Akeem Olaleke

Senior Broker - Energy & Natural Resources

Akeem is responsible for the placement of business into Lloyd’s and the international market.

Akeem has been in the insurance industry in Nigeria for more than 18 years with deep experience in Direct and Reinsurance Broking, Underwriting, Claims and Risk Management. Prior to MNK Re, he worked with Romero Insurance Broker, an Independent Broker based in Stockton.

Akeem holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Sciences from the University of Agriculture Abeokuta and a Master’s Degree in Chemistry from the University of Lagos. He is also an Associate member of Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria. He holds the IBC Academy certificate, UK certificate in Fundamentals of Offshore Field Development.

Simon West

Senior Broker – Binders, Agriculture and Parametric Solutions

Simon West

Senior Broker – Binders, Agriculture and Parametric Solutions

Simon is responsible for broking the in-house Forestry facilities and other (re)insurance agriculture and parametric facultative placements. He supports Jeremy and the MGA team with the development of new products and innovative solutions worldwide across multi line coverages.

With over 20 years’ experience in the London market, Simon joined MNK Re from Besso Limited, having worked for a major Lloyds syndicate for 10 years before moving to the broking side.

Ekaansh Verma, CertCII

Broker - Financial Lines

Ekaansh Verma, CertCII

Broker - Financial Lines

Ekaansh is a member of the Financial Lines and Cyber broking team at MNK Re and is accountable for placing business into the London and International market for Financial and Commercial institutions.

Prior to MNK Re London, Ekaansh worked in the Reinsurance department of one of the top 3 insurance companies based in Dubai establishing strong relationships in the MENA region.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Programme and Project Management from University of Warwick and is also a CertCII.

George Mercer

Broker - International Facultative Property

George Mercer

Broker - International Facultative Property

George is a member of MNK Re’s International Facultative Property team and assists with the account management and placement of new and renewal business into the London and International markets on behalf of a variety of Property clients around the world.

Prior to joining MNK Re, George was employed at Lockton Companies and previously had part–time roles/work experience with Dual Ibérica, Dual Corporate Risks, Beazley, and Hiscox.

George holds a BA (Hons) in Spanish and Portuguese from Cardiff University. As part of his studies, he spent 6 months each studying at Universitat de València and Universidade de Lisboa.

Tolulope Onabanjo

Compliance Officer

Tolulope Onabanjo

Compliance Officer

Tolulope is responsible for handling all Compliance and Legal matters.

Prior to MNK Re London, Tolulope worked in Nigeria in the Legal, Compliance and Company Secretarial department at Continental Reinsurance Plc, one of the leading premier Pan-African Reinsurers, with offices located in different parts of Africa.

Tolulope holds an LLB(Hons.) in Law from the University of Nottingham and an MA in International Relations from the University of Sussex. She is a Chartered Company Secretary at the Associate Level, with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN). She is also a qualified Lawyer having passed the Nigerian bar 13 years ago and specialised in Litigation and Corporate law for a few years before joining the insurance and reinsurance sector.

Stephen Barrett

Claims Manager

Stephen Barrett

Claims Manager

Steve is responsible for the claims services team, across most classes of business, ensuring the highest quality of client and market service.

Before joining MNK Re, Steve has been in the Lloyds Claims environment for over 30 years, working for Underwriters, Brokers, and Loss Adjusters. After leaving school with A Levels, Steve started his career at London Guarantee Re where he did his Underwriting training before joining C T Bowring Re in the International claims team, some 4 years later.

Tibu Matthew

Account Manager

Tibu Matthew

Account Manager

Tibu manages the IBA Accounts and Xchanging for Lloyd’s market processing.

Prior to joining MNK Re, Tibu has worked in the capacity of a Research Associate at Antal International and previously had part-time roles/work experience with Dixons Carphone.

Tibu holds an MBA in Project Management from Dublin Business School and B. Tech in Applied Electronics and Instrumentation from MG University.

MNK Re South Africa

Vanida Pillay

Chief Executive Officer - MNK Re South Africa

Vanida Pillay

Chief Executive Officer - MNK Re South Africa

Vanida leads MNK Re’s South African operations, bringing with her a deep understanding of the African market and extensive network of contacts to lead new business opportunities. She is focused on expanding MNK Re’s presence in the African region.

Vanida has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, including claims, marketing, and underwriting expertise. Prior to MNK Re, Vanida was employed at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty Ltd in South Africa. Previously, she was employed at Aon Risk Services dedicated to the Eskom Holdings account as Senior Account Executive on their Construction Capex.

Vanida is a professional member of the Insurance Institute of South Africa (IISA) and holds the AIISA qualification.

Paul Ray

Director - Marketing

Paul Ray

Director - Marketing

Paul is a member of MNK Re’s South African office responsible for business development in the Eastern & Southern African Region. His focus is on the development of both treaty and facultative solutions to clients in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) region working through both the South African and Kenyan offices, concentrating on all classes of business focusing on bringing parametric and special lines products to these markets.

Paul began his career in insurance in 1974 with the then Mercantile and General followed by various roles with other major reinsurers and was later appointed the first Managing Director of African Reinsurance Corporation, South Africa in 2004 before joining MNK Re in 2020.

Paul achieved his Fellowship with both the Chartered Insurance Institute London and the Insurance Institute of South Africa. He also holds a Diploma in Theology and Ministry.

MNK Re DIFC

Mario Nahas

Senior Executive Officer

Mario Nahas

Senior Executive Officer

Mario is the Senior Executive Officer for MNK Re DIFC branch, and is responsible for oversight of the DIFC office. He is also responsible for growth and business development of MNK Re in the MENA region.

Mario has over 42 years of experience in the insurance industry. Prior to MNK Re, he has set-up and operated several broking firms in Cyprus and Lebanon. Mario started his career as a Junior Reinsurance Broker at Nasco Group and worked his way up to Facultative Director over his 20 years stint at the company.

 

A. R. Srinivasan

Chief Executive Officer - MNK Re DIFC

A. R. Srinivasan

Chief Executive Officer - MNK Re DIFC

Srini leads MNK Re’s DIFC branch. He is responsible for the development and servicing of the business emanating from the MENA region and also in utilising the reinsurance capacity available in the region for the benefit of the Group as a whole.

Prior to joining MNK Re Group, Srini has worked in the insurance industry for over 36 years, spread over India, Oman, Dubai and Bahrain. He was CEO of Dar Al Takaful in Dubai. Prior to that he was CEO of AL Ahlia Insurance Oman and Arabia Falcon in Oman. Srini has extensive knowledge of the Insurance Practices in the Middle East and has proven track record in company transformation, mergers and acquisitions.

Srini is a Commerce Graduate, qualified as a Chartered Accountant from India. He is also a Fellow Member of the Insurance Institute of India and an Associate (ACII) of the Chartered Insurance Institute. He has been a regular speaker at Business Events in Oman and as a teacher (honorary) for Insurance Students.

Raj Gohil, FCII

Director – Global Head of Financial Lines

Raj Gohil, FCII

Director – Global Head of Financial Lines

Raj is responsible for marketing and underwriting global financial lines risks, including D&O, Crime (BBB), PI and Cyber risks from the Middle East, Africa, Asia in particular and worldwide in general.

Raj has over 20 years experience in the insurance industry. Previously, Raj was Head of Professional & Financial Risks at Lockton heading up a team of four, developing and producing financial lines business across the MEA region. Prior to Lockton, Raj was Regional Head of Financial Lines for Talbot Lloyds Syndicate 1183 in Dubai responsible for producing and underwriting financial lines business in the region and for setting up the financial lines division in Dubai. Raj also spent 5 years underwriting financial lines business at AIG heading up the Financial Institutions Practice in the Central Region and 5 years at AON in Saudi Arabia and London looking after financial lines risks.

Raj is a Chartered Insurance Broker and a Fellow (FCII) of the Chartered Insurance Institute of UK

Seetharaman Lakshminarayanan

Director - Marine & Speciality

Seetharaman Lakshminarayanan

Director - Marine & Speciality

Seetharaman is responsible for underwriting and business development for various facultative marine risks, including specie risks and contingency covers from the Middle East, Asia & Africa in particular, and worldwide in general.

Prior to MNK Re, Seetharaman was Underwriting Manager at Munich Re Syndicate M.E. Ltd. (Syndicate 0457), developing and producing Marine & other Specialty lines of business, specialising in Marine Cargo and Specie classes. He was involved in identifying & capturing opportunities for strategic partnerships. Seetharaman has over 30 years of insurance industry experience, working with Munich Re Syndicate M.E Ltd., Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance (AMERT) and National Insurance Company – Indian PSU.

Seetharaman is a Certified Fraud Examiner from ACFE, USA, and has completed the General Management Program from IIM Ahmedabad, India. He holds a Fellowship from the Insurance Institute of India.

Sohad Saber

Director - Business Development

Sohad Saber

Director - Business Development

Sohad is responsible for the business development and placing of business into the international markets on behalf of clients from the GCC and MENA regions. Her main focus is to develop relationships with a wide base of companies and to expand the company’s portfolio in respect of the different LOBs mainly the Specie, PV and Aviation products.

Prior to joining MNK Re, Sohad has been part of GMRB company as a regional reinsurance broker senior manager after a long spell in France between SCOR and NASCO as a placing facultative broker.

Sohad holds a bachelors degree double major in insurance and advertising from USJ Beirut and a Master’s Degree in Insurance and Reinsurance from ENASS Paris.

Fawzi Nahas

Associate Director - Treaty Department

Fawzi Nahas

Associate Director - Treaty Department

Fawzi Nahas is responsible for the accounts management and placing of business into the London and international markets on behalf of a variety of clients. He has a particular focus on securing solutions for all types of general treaties including property, engineering, marine, motor, extended Warranty and casualty lines.

Prior to MNK Re, Fawzi was a treaty broker at Chedid Reinsurance Brokers working as an Assistant Manager.

Fawzi holds a BSc in Pure Mathematics from Saint Joseph University in Beirut and Master in Actuarial and Financial sciences from ISFA Lyon 1 in France. He has also completed his CII Certificate qualification.

MNK Re Poland

Agnieszka Zoledziowska

Chief Executive Officer - MNK Re Poland

Agnieszka Zoledziowska

Chief Executive Officer - MNK Re Poland

Agnieszka leads MNK Re’s Polish operations. She is focused on expanding MNK Re’s presence in Eastern Europe.

She has been working in the insurance market since 1994, first as a broker in Gras Savoye and then in Sedgwick Polska, where, apart from her brokerage activity, she was responsible for development and implementation of the quality management system compliant with ISO 9000 standards. From 1999 to 2004 she worked in Allianz Polska, where she successively held the positions of Manager for Cooperation with Institutional Clients and Brokers and Manager for Bancassurance. In 2004, she was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Polish branch of AIG Europe. From 2016 to 2021, she served as vice chairman of the AXA Board of Directors and President of AXA Powszechne Towarzystwo Emerytalne Supervisory Board.

She is a graduate of the Faculty of Biology at the University of Warsaw and a post-graduate doctoral program at the University of Ottawa in Canada

Agnieszka Szymczak

Director - Business Development

Agnieszka Szymczak

Director - Business Development

Agnieszka is responsible for business development and cooperation with insurance companies as well as local and international intermediaries – agents, brokers and multiagents.

Agnieszka has been working in the insurance industry since 1998, starting in Gerling Polska, then for 16 years in Allianz Polska, where she held the position, among others, of Head of Broker Channel, and then for 4 years in AXA Polska, where she was responsible for business development and relations with brokers, simultaneously supervising the network of Business Development Managers.

Agnieszka holds an MD in Slavic Philology from the University of Silesia and a postgraduate LD in Insurance from the Warsaw School of Economics. She has several certificates including the Prince 2 Methodology. Involved in numerous training projects popularizing insurance knowledge and undertaking educational activities for the benefit of the environment, in 2020 she was awarded by the Polish Insurance Association.

MNK Re Kenya

Steven Oluoch, ACII

Chief Executive Officer - MNK Re Kenya

Steven Oluoch, ACII

Chief Executive Officer - MNK Re Kenya

Steven leads MNK Re’s Kenyan operations, based in Nairobi. His focus is on expanding MNK Re’s presence in Kenya and by extension, the wider COMESA region, while developing relationships with underwriters and reinsurers in those markets.

Prior to MNK Re, Steven worked for 12 years as Chief Executive for a prominent East African insurer, ICEA LION General. Before that, he also served as Chief Executive of Tanzania National Reinsurance Corporation Ltd (TAN-RE) and earlier in senior executive roles at ZEP-RE and Kenya Reinsurance Corporation.

Steven holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Nairobi and an MBA from United States International University (USIU) in Nairobi in conjunction with Columbia Business School, New York. Steven is a qualified ACII and a Chartered Insurer.

MNK Re Miami

Julio Velasquez

Director – Head of Professional Liability (LATAM)

Julio Velasquez

Director – Head of Professional Liability (LATAM)

Julio is responsible for business development for Professional Liability (Medical and Non-Medical) from Latin America and the Caribbean.

Julio has over 30 years of industry experience, both as a direct multi-line underwriter in the US market and as a reinsurance underwriter for LATAM and the Caribbean countries for facultative and treaty contracts. His work experience in LATAM includes Employer’s Reinsurance Corporation (ERC) now part of the Swiss Re and Transatlantic Reinsurance Company (TRC) as an employee.

Julio holds a BSc degree in Business Administration and Economics from Saint Cloud State University of Minnesota, USA.

Leadership

A picture of Manoj Kumar the Group CEO of MNK Re Limited

Manoj Kumar,
ACII, CPCU

Group CEO & Managing Director
A picture of Manoj Kumar the Group CEO of MNK Re Limited

Manoj Kumar,
ACII, CPCU

Group CEO & Managing Director

Manoj founded MNK Re Limited in 2009 and within a very short period has achieved many milestones. Besides becoming a Lloyd’s of London broker in 2014, MNK Re today is known for its creativity, innovation and excellence – constantly delving into new and niche products and being branded as a specialist reinsurance broker. Manoj is a member of MNK Re’s Executive Committee.

Manoj Kumar has over 35 years of experience in insurance, reinsurance and banking industry in Senior Executive positions spread across UK, Middle East and India.

Manoj holds a B.A. (Hons) and an M.A. in Geography from The University of Delhi, and an MBA from IGNOU. He also holds ACII, ARe, ARM and CPCU qualifications.

Amal Omari

Chief Operating Officer

Amal Omari

Chief Operating Officer

Amal oversees MNK Re’s daily business operations and administration, and provides management, leadership and vision to ensure that MNK Re meets its objectives. Amal is a member of MNK Re’s Executive Committee.

Amal started her career with MNK Re in 2012 and has been involved with every aspect of broking business within MNK Re. She has successfully placed several prestigious accounts into Lloyd’s on behalf of MNK Re.

Amal holds a BSc (Hons) in Applied Business Computing from University of Sunderland and an MBA in International Business from University of Wales Institute Cardiff. Amal holds a Certificate in Insurance from Chartered Insurance Institute, London.

Naman Kumar, CFA

Head of Corporate Development & Strategy

Naman Kumar, CFA

Head of Corporate Development & Strategy

Naman supports MNK Re’s growth strategy, and works closely with senior management to define and execute organic and inorganic growth opportunities. Naman is a member of MNK Re’s Executive Committee.

Prior to joining MNK Re, Naman was at Public Investment Fund (sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia) based in Riyadh, where he worked as part of the International Investments Division. Previously, he worked as an Investment Professional with a European hedge fund based in London. Naman started his career in the corporate private equity division of The Carlyle Group in its London Office.

Naman holds a BSc in Mathematics & Economics from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and an MSc in Finance from London Business School (LBS). Naman is a CFA Charterholder.

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