RFIB Africa opens new headquarters, makes new appointments

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RFIB Africa is opening new permanent offices in Johannesburg and has appointed two new members to its African operations. The independent reinsurance broker, which is headquartered in London, has signed a long-term lease on new African headquarters in Montecasino and looks set to consolidate its presence in South Africa.

“RFIB’s new headquarters underlines the Group commitment to the African continent. The continued investment in both platform and people offers a continually evolving, increasingly enticing proposition for the African reinsurance buyer,” said RFIB Africa Director Paul Ray.

The company has made two new appointments. In November last year, Fhumulani Munzhedzi joined RFIB Africa as Head of Facultative for Africa, and Nina Joubert (former General Manager of the Insurance Institute of Gauteng) was announced as the new Head of Client Experience with effect from 1 January.

Lee Ellis, CEO of RFIB Africa, said, “It is my distinct pleasure to work with Fhums once again. Combining his ten years of facultative broking experience across Africa with the strength of the RFIB Group platform will undoubtedly release significant value for our regional clients.”

RFIB Africa director Neesha Parbhoo said: “Nina’s work at the institute was instantly recognisable as being of the very highest standard. Her unyielding work ethic combined with her passion for brand management and marketing will ensure RFIB clients receive nothing other than the exceptional levels of service they deserve.”