John Lentaigne, Chief Underwriting Officer, Africa Trade Insurance Agency
John was appointed Chief Underwriting Officer in late 2016 and has over 14 years of experience in the credit and political risk sphere, as well as prior entrepreneurial experience. During his first year at ATI, the firm underwrote $2.4bn of exposure and registered a 52% increase in Gross Written Premium.
Prior to joining ATI, John was the Co-Head of Political & Credit Risks at Brit, one of the largest syndicates at Lloyds. John helped to establish Brit’s presence in this area and built out Brit’s team to rapidly become one of the most competitively positioned London market participants.
Prior to working at Brit, John established a strong underwriting reputation at both AXIS, Chubb and XL Catlin in both London and Bermuda. He also has a diverse range of entrepreneurial experience, for example having worked as a film producer, live events organiser and having established a record label.
John holds a Master of Modern History degree from Oxford University.
John is a panellist at our Africa Investment Exchange: Nairobi meeting, which will be held on 3-4 October