Our Board

John Rowan - Director
BCom (Wits)

John is involved Health Insurance sector in South Africa where he is based, and became Chairman of REINSURANCE SOLUTIONS in April 2012, when he led the African investor consortium to take over a controlling interest in the Mauritius companies. He has over 30 years’ experience in the insurance sector.

Shiamdass Appannah - Director
Chartered Insurance Broker, FCII, MBA (Cass)

Shiamdass is the Director and has over 40 years reinsurance experience, which took him through Senior Management positions in the African reinsurance industry, ultimately starting the Alexander Forbes reinsurance operations in Mauritius, which later became what is now Reinsurance Solutions.

Shiamdass has been at the forefront of the launch and development of the Company, first in Mauritius, and later in other African markets, developing products and client relationships throughout his career with the company, eventually leading it to become a market leader in Africa.

After more than 40 years in the industry, Shiamdass retired in April 2016, but remains as a Consultant to the executive team and a significant shareholder. Shiamdass can be contacted at sappannah@reinsurance.mu.

Over 15 years Shiamdass has been with us, his contribution to the company has simply been immense.

Wilberforce Machimbidzofa - Executive Director

Wilberforce is Executive Director, responsible for English Speaking African markets, and has over 25 years reinsurance experience at senior level in Africa, having been at the Zim Re Group, and thereafter at AON Zimbabwe for a long time, before he joined us in 2009.

Wilberforce is a Treaty Specialist, and has been instrumental in developing strong client relationships insub-saharan Africa, which has assisted the company in its phenomenal growth in the markets he is responsible for.

Harold Mbati - Executive Director, East Africa

MSc Social Statistics, BSc Mathematics

Harold is the Regional Director for our newly opened Kenya Liaison office. He has 10 years’ experience in the industry first in Kenya where he worked for 6 years, before joining us in 2013, as Reinsurance Broker.
Harold is a strong marketer, with a pleasant personality backed by a strong experience and is a hard worker with an ambition to succeed.
During the 3 years he has been with us he has made a marked difference to our business growth from the markets he serves, and has dealt with a wide variety of business classes both in Treaty and facultative.
He is passionate about his new posting in Kenya and is determined to make it a success.

Garth Jarvis - Director

Garth operates a Private Equity business in South Africa, and was the architect of the takeover deal on behalf of the African investor consortium with REINSURANCE SOLUTIONS in April 2012. He is a Chartered Accountant, and has over 20 years’ experience in Mergers & acquisitions.

Shashi Ramdany - CEO
BSc (Hons) Maritime Business with Maritime Law

Shashi is CEO of the Group, and took over Mr. Shiamdass Appannah when he retired in April 2016.
Shashi has 12 years’ reinsurance experience, first at Munich Re where was Marine specialist and thereafter spending a short time in a direct writing company before joining our team in 2009.

Over his career with Reinsurance Solutions, Shashi has dealt with a wide range of Marine and Non-marine operations from Treaty Programming, which resulted in several treaty wins for the company, to designing and implementing several niche products actively marketed by the company.

Rupesh Appannah - Executive Director


Rupesh Appannah has joined the Group as Executive Director, Client Management and Marketing, responsible for Indian Ocean Islands, East Africa and MENA regions. Rupesh brings with him 8 years experience as a Lloyds broker where he was Assistant Director of Chesterfield Group specializing in Accident & Health and Special Risks.

Maya Nundloll André - Technical Director

ACII, Chartered Insurer

Maya Nundloll André has joined the Group as Technical Director, overseeing the placing broker team, and attending to the technical requirements of the Group. Maya has over 24 years of experience in the industry, first at Swan Insurance for 10 years, followed by 12 years at Munich Re Mauritius.