Réassurance Facultative

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Imara offers bespoke facultative reinsurance products designed to protect assets and provide business interruption cover following damage resulting from fire, named perils, accidental damage or natural catastrophe.

We specialise in mid-market and large risks across a wide variety of occupancies, including:

  • Commercial, Business and Retail
  • Hotel and Leisure
  • Agricultural Property
  • Manufacturing

We provide proportional and non-proportional covers.

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L'Équipe Imara

Bobby Swarup

Managing Director

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Bobby Swarup

Managing Director

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Bobby has nearly 20 years of insurance industry experience across the London Market, Asia and Africa.

During his career, Bobby was Chief Financial Officer at a London-based investment fund which owned and operated insurance businesses in high-growth markets in Africa and Asia. Prior to this, he was a Director at EY, overseeing all aspects of providing assurance and advisory services to a client portfolio of large and listed global re/insurance groups.

Recently, as a board member of a Nigerian insurance company, he played a central role in greatly improving the firm’s performance prior to the company’s sale to Allianz.

Bobby has worked with boards and C-Suite executives of insurance businesses to set their vision and strategy, and has mentored teams to become more client-centric, improve their operations and grow profitably.

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Bilal Zafar

Managing Director

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Bilal Zafar

Managing Director

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Bilal is a seasoned re/insurance professional, with experience across underwriting and pricing roles in London, Zurich and in high-growth markets.

Prior to joining Volante, Bilal was Director of Underwriting at a London-based investment fund which owned and operated insurance businesses in high-growth markets in Africa and Asia. He oversaw the successful turnaround of underwriting performance across the group.

As a board member of portfolio companies, he drove portfolio shifts towards profitability, implemented a strong governance culture and enabled a step-change in operational efficiency through the use of state-of-the-art underwriting technology.

Previously, Bilal spent several years at Swiss Re in underwriting and pricing roles, where his clients included some of the largest global insurers, advising them on reinsurance structures, solvency optimisation and risk management.

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Amy Fu

Managing Director, South East Asia & China

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Amy Fu

Managing Director, South East Asia & China

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Amy joined Volante as Managing Director in August 2022.

She has over 15 years’ experience in the (re)insurance market. Her career started with Swiss Re and has taken her around the world to Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo, London and Singapore. Amongst one of the first employees at Pioneer Underwriting, she built an international Marine portfolio of Treaty, Fac and Direct business, and was part of the team instrumental to its transition from an MGA to a Lloyd’s syndicate.

Amy moved to Singapore in 2017 to lead the distribution strategy and stakeholder engagement for Lloyd’s Asia.

Most recently she was a company director and board member of BMS Singapore.

Amy is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute and holds an MBA from Imperial College London and is fluent in English and Mandarin.

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Laxmeekant Walikar

Managing Director, Indian Subcontinent

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Laxmeekant Walikar

Managing Director, Indian Subcontinent

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Laxmeekant is an accomplished professional with over 16 years of re/insurance experience in India and the Global re/insurance industry. He started his career with Swiss Re, India after completing his MBA and worked for 10+ years in the Middle East. He was most recently Chief Underwriting Officer of AXA, XL India building and managing a profitable reinsurance portfolio.

Laxmeekant has diversified re/insurance experience and in-depth understanding of Indian and Global re/insurance markets. He holds various professional qualifications including Fellowship from the Chartered Insurance Institute of UK, the Insurance Institute of India and ANZIIF Institute Australia. He also holds a certificate from Harvard Business School on Sustainable Business Strategy and diploma in ILS- Insurance Linked Securities.

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Sofiane Azzoug

Portfolio Director

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Sofiane Azzoug

Portfolio Director

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Sofiane joined Imara as Portfolio Director in July 2022, to develop the Treaty and Facultative portfolio in North & West Africa.

He has over 12 years’ experience in the reinsurance industry. Prior to joining Imara, Sofiane was Head of International Inwards Reinsurance as Director at CCR Algeria, serving as member of its Underwriting Committee, Risk Management Committee, among others. During his time at CCR, Sofiane successfully developed a profitable book of Treaty and Facultative business emanating from Africa, Middle East and Asia.

Sofiane has an Engineering degree from the Institute of Planning and Statistics, Algeria, with specialisation in Finance and Actuarial Science. He also holds a Postgraduate degree from the Arab Maghreb Development Finance Institute. He is fluent in Arabic, French and English.

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Ryan Tisi

Assistant Underwriter

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Ryan Tisi

Assistant Underwriter

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Ryan has been working within the insurance industry for two and a half years, where he has had multiple roles working within Lloyds syndicates, working both operational and underwriting assistant roles. Before his time in insurance, Ryan studied at university where he got an upper second class degree.

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