By Favour Nnabugwu
Seven years of manning the underwriting and claims department of Continental Reinsurance Plc, Continental Re, Mr. Cassim Hansa, Group Head of Underwriting and Claims, is retiring on 30 June 2022.
Hansa is a civil engineer with an MBA from the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa). He has over 30 years of experience in insurance and reinsurance underwriting and claims management.
Mr. Cassim Hansa is a professional civil engineer and MBA graduate (University of Witwatersrand, Jhb.) with experience in both the Engineering and Insurance Industries; in both the USA and SA. He joined Continental Reinsurance in 2014.
He has been in the insurance industry since 1989 and now has 27 years [two years of which were spent in the USA] of reinsurance/insurance underwriting and claims handling experience.
Prior to his intra-company transfer from Munich Re to the USA, he held the position of Chief Engineer carrying responsibility for all the Engineering Insurance business south of the Sahara. In the USA (2001 to 2003), he led Munich-American Risk Partner’s Property-Engineering Insurance unit in Princeton, New Jersey.