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Management & Key Staff


African Risk and Insurance Services Ltd (ARiS) is the leading risk service provider in Tanzania.

We have 150 years of combined professional experience and are proud to state that many of our clients have benefited from this capability.

Charles Zanny - General Manager – Technical Operations - Non-Life

He has 20 years of experience backed with attendance of various technical courses locally and abroad which have nurtured professional discipline and zeal in the service to our clients. Charles holds a degree from the University of Dar es Salaam in Statistics and is backed by Insurance experience of over 18 years. He has worked both as an insurer and a broker.

Neelam Srivastava – Chief Strategic Planning Manager

She is a Chartered Insurance Broker of the Chartered Insurance Institute of London (ACII) and fellow of the Insurance Institute of India (FIII) with a Master’s degree in Business Administration. She is a natural marketer full of spontaneous energy for client service. Neelam contributes into our superior management of the corporate consulting experience from experience at seasoned multinationals such as Aon Ltd, as well as domestic concerns. She has an industry experience of more than 27 years.

She has handled various types of complex insurance programs. Her expertise also lies in managing insurance claims and related advisory services to the client.

Bidyut K. Roy – Chief Risk Operations Manager

A Fellow of the Insurance Institute of India (FIII) with a Master’s degree in Commerce. He is a senior general insurance professional with more than 30 years’ experience in Underwriting, Claims, business development and general administration of which seven years have been in Tanzania.

He started his career with New India Assurance Co. Ltd, which happens to be, on date, during his long tenure and attended training and workshops on very specialized classes of Insurance. During his stint with Alliance Insurance Corporation Ltd, Tanzania, he was in charge of Claims, HR and General administration as well as Reinsurance placements.

Christopher Siara – General Manager – Life and Medical Division (LiMed ™)

Christopher is a young and focused high flier with an eye on the future. He holds a CII certificate from the Chartered Insurance Institute of London and has 10 years’ experience working with ARIS.

An all-rounder, Chris has the focused zeal and steady growth with wide exposure in Motor insurance, and General business underwriting. He is currently heading the Life & Medical (LiMed) Portfolio.

Sailesh Unercat - Business Director, UK

An Engineer, Sailesh holds Master’s Degree (MSc) in Structural Engineering and Foundations from UK and a Bachelor’s degree (BE Hons) in Civil Engineering from India. He is a highly motivated and experienced business entrepreneur with over 20 years in the field of Engineering, Administration, Marketing, Operations, Finance and Accounting and Business Management. Having managed and run his own businesses, he brings with him vast experience and business management skills into the insurance industry.

Sailesh is responsible for managing our London office and gaining new business by exploiting opportunities in the London market.

Alnoor Velani - Managing Director, Uganda

He is a qualified and experienced banker, insurer and financial services advisor with combined experience of 26 years including 18 years in Tanzania He has hands on experience in developing insurance products including employee benefit and bancassurance in East African market and he is currently heading ARIS Uganda as Managing Director.

Alnoor is a versatile character, he possesses an in born “spirit to serve” which has been the key in maintaining cordial business relationships with players across the insurance and financial industry.

Edward Ng’ang’a - General Manager – ARIS, Kenya

A graduate in Civil Engineering (hons) from the University of Nairobi. He has over 18 years of experience in the Insurance Industry. He holds a diploma from the Chartered Insurance Institute of London, (Dip CII). A natural team leader, able to build and manage, highly motivated, focused and successful teams to deliver on strategy. He has proven his ability to build in the management of start up Insurance broking houses and successful delivery of profitable growth and positive cash flows.

He is heavily biased in favour of technology and innovation to drive business. Diplomatic and tactful with all industry stakeholders, professionals and other players, he is accustomed to handling sensitive dynamics. He has demonstrated a history of producing accurate, timely reports, meeting stringent regulatory and management guidelines.

Harrison Eustace Muriithi Mugo - Technical Consultant – ARIS, Kenya

Mr. Mugo is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute (FCII), UK and holds an MBA in Strategic Management and a BSC (Hons) in Business Administration. He is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Training and Development (AMITD), UK.

A seasoned professional, Mr. Mugo has worked at various senior positions in major organisations in East Africa including Aon Insurance Brokers Ltd, Heritage Insurance Company Ltd, Eagle Africa Insurance Brokers Ltd, Protectors Loss Adjustors Ltd, Directline Assurance Company Ltd, United Insurance Company Ltd, among others.

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