Meet the team of highly qualified, experienced professionals who work round the clock to make sure we satisfy your needs as our customers.
Occidental Insurance Company was incorporated in 1984 and has been transacting insurance business since 1987. At the end of the first years’ business, the company attained a gross premium of 11 million shillings, growing steadily to attain a gross premium of 2.6 billion in 2018.To accomplish these objectives we are esteemed to have a team in possession of vast experience in various fields necessary to satisfy the needs of our customers.
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.
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.
Naomi Kamanga has over 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.
Mr 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.
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).
Rebecca Juma joined OIC in 2017.
Mr. Benard 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.