Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has appointed Seelan Naidoo as Head Property & Specialty Lines, South Africa, effective 1 February 2020. In this role, Mr Naidoo will be responsible for the underwriting strategy and the development of the Property & Specialty portfolios in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. Based in Johannesburg, he will oversee the General Property, Mining & Energy and Engineering & Construction portfolios as well as all property-related Innovative Risk Solutions.
“I am delighted that Seelan will join our fast-growing local team. He is a proven leader with an excellent track record and wealth of expertise, particularly in the Property, Engineering and Mining sectors “, states Michelle Oosthuizen, Head South Africa, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. “Seelan’s appointment will support us in positioning our South African operation for the next stage of development.”
Mr. Naidoo has more than 30 years of experience in the commercial insurance sector in the region and has held various underwriting and leadership roles. His most recent position was head of property and engineering for another commercial insurer in South Africa.