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Management

The Executive Board/Our People.

OIC management team.

Occidental Insurance Company was incorporated in 1984 and started transacting insurance business since 1987. At the end of the first years’ business, the company attained a gross premium of 9 million shillings, growing steadily to attain a gross premium of 1.8 billion in 2014.

Management Team

Asok Ghosh

Managing Director


Currently the Managing Director, Mr. Ghosh is an economics graduate and an Insurance Fellow with a vast knowledge of the Insurance industry, both locally and abroad. He is the Chief Executive Officer of OIC.

He is and has also been a member of various committees in AKI and works closely with IRA to improve the Kenyan Insurance industry.

Agatha Solitei

General Manager


Agatha has 29 years of experience.

Leo Telles

Assistant General Manager


Mr. Leo Telles has over 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry and has worked for a number of insurance companies.

He has comprehensive knowledge in general underwriting, risk assessment, claims, brokers relationship, marketing and overall operational matters.

He is regarded as an excellent administrator and brings a wealth of experience to OIC.

Joseph Kimani

Manager – Underwriting & Operations


Joseph Kimani is the Underwriting & Operations Manager with over 24 years’ experience in Underwriting, Claims, Marketing, Reinsurance and general management.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Business Administration from the University of Nairobi and is currently pursuing a Master Degree in Business & Administration (MBA) at Moi University.

He is also an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Insurance (ACII – UK), Chartered Insurer, Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrator (ACIArb – UK) and an Associate of the Insurance Institute of Kenya (AIIK). He has also attended courses in Insurance, Marketing, Claims Management, Re-Insurance, Strategic and General Management.

He joined OIC in 2013.

Peter Muraya

Re-insurance Manager


Philip Omolo

Marketing Manager


He has 10 years of experience.

Urbanus Makau

Human Resources and Admin Manager


He has 14 years of experience.

Richard Kihara

Head of Special Projects


An all-round Insurance professional with more than 20 years managerial experience in general insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Nairobi in Bachelors of Commerce Insurance and also a Masters in Business Administration (EMBA) from JKUAT.

He has attended many Managerial courses including Advance Management Program by Kenya Institute of Administration, Corporate Governance Certificate by Corporate Governance Center, Trustee management Course by College of Insurance among others.

Rebecca Juma

Claims Manager


Mrs. Rebecca Juma is the Claims Manager with over 15 years’ experience in the insurance industry. She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Nairobi and an Advanced Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Insurance.

She is also a Certified Secretary (CS) and a member of the Institute of Certified Secretaries (ICS) as well as an active member of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK).

She joined OIC in 2017.

Anthony Wahome

Manager- Accounts


He has 27 years of experience.

Nzioki Ndeti

Special Projects Manager


Nzioki Ndeti is the Special Projects Manager with a career spanning over 20 years in the Insurance industry.

Through the years, Ndeti has gained skills in General Management and Corporate Leadership with bias in Sales and Marketing function.

Prior to joining Occidental Insurance Company in 2018, he served as CEO and Principal officer of Shield Assurance Company limited now Prudential Life Assurance Co (K), Among other companies at various capacities both in short and long-term business, with a short stint in Brokerage.

He holds an MBA  in Global Business Strategy and Marketing, a Post Graduate Diploma in Management, (BTEC Pg DipM), a Certificate, a Diploma, and a Professional Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing ( PPgDip ) ( UK).

He is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing  ACIM (UK). a student member of the Chartered Insurance Institute, and a member of  Insurance Institute of Kenya.

Benard Ayuko

Legal Manager


Mr. Benard is the Legal Manager. He has LLB degree from Dr. Ambedkar University in Aurangabad (BAMU)- India.

He also holds a diploma in insurance as an Associate and a member of Chartered Institute of India. He is Currently pursuing Fellowship insurance course.

He previously worked at Heritage Insurance company for 14 years as the Manager in charge of the Legal department.

Kevin Ngure

IT Manager


He has 17 years of experience.

Naomi Kamanga

Internal Audit Manager


Naomi Kamanga is the Internal Audit Manager with 10 years of experience in Audit, Risk and Compliance.

She holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of Nairobi and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Finance and Investment at the same institution. She is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA(K)) and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants (ICPAK) and Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

She joined OIC in 2015.

David Mutitu

Risk and Compliance Manager


He has 26 years of experience.

Prester Ogunde

Branch Manager- Kisumu


Mr. Prester Ogunde is the Regional Manager (Nyanza & Western) with 28 years’ experience in Insurance Underwriting and Marketing.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Marketing from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.

He is currently pursuing a Diploma in Insurance. He joined OIC in the year 2016.

Steve Kisevu

Branch Manager- Mombasa


He has 20 years of experience.