John Lentaigne, Chief Underwriting Officer, Africa Trade Insurance Agency

John was appointed Chief Underwriting Officer in 2016. He brings over 13 years of experience in the credit and political risk sphere, as well as prior entrepreneurial experience.

Previously, John was the Co-Head of Political & Credit Risks at Brit, one of the largest syndicates at Lloyds. Under John’s leadership Brit was the first syndicate at Lloyds to be approved to underwrite non-trade credit insurance business.

Prior to working at Brit, John had established a strong underwriting reputation at both AXIS and XL Catlin in London and Bermuda. John 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. He holds a Master of Modern History degree from Oxford University.

John is a panellist at the fourth annual Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting, which will be held in London on 15-16 November.