About Coface

Our organisation

SUPPORTING YOUR GROWTH AROUND THE WORLD

Coface began to diversify internationally in 1992. Currently, the Group has global capabilities to support its clients’ growth in their home markets and with their exports by offering them credit insurance services tailored to their needs.
 
The Group’s organisation is focused entirely on this goal. Its 4,400 employees working in 67 countries offer adapted risk prevention, monitoring and protection services to companies of all sizes and nationalities and in all sectors. To that end, the Group’s underwriters, business information and receivables collection specialists are available to serve clients and enable them to carry out their business activities more safely. Clients thus benefit from the expertise and organisation of an international Group that can offer them local service fine-tuned to their needs.

Executive Committee

 
 
Jacqui Jooste - CEO
 
Jacqui JOOSTE
/ CEO and Country Manager
 
Jacqui Jooste is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Coface South Africa. She is the first female CEO in the industry in South Africa and has been an Executive Director of the local board for 9 years. Jacqui has been recognised several times within the Coface Group for her strong leadership ability. Over the years Jacqui has honed excellent cross functional short term insurance knowledge and outstanding organisational and leadership skills. She has always had a strong passion for client service, with a focus on driving and managing business improvement through the development of people, systems and processes. Jacqui has a solid reputation in operations management, customer service excellence, enhanced performance management and business turnaround. Jacqui has worked her way up the corporate ladder and has over 20 years of experience in the industry. She is passionate about gender diversity and women empowerment and has embraced the ethos of empowered women empowering women. Jacqui has demonstrated the ability to work at all organizational levels and across executive functional areas including operations, legal, finance, and human resources.
 
 
Warrick Robertson - COO
 
Warrick ROBERTSON
/ Chief Operations Officer
 
Warrick is currently the Chief Operations Officer of Coface South Africa. He has been with Coface for 9 years and has a background in the banking industry. In his role Chief Operations Officer he is responsible for the management of the Enhanced Information, Claims and Debt Collection departments. He studied a BCom in Investment Management at the University of Pretoria and obtained his honors in BCom Investment Management at the University of Johannesburg.
 
 
Roshnee Chetty - CFO
 
Roshnee CHETTY
/ Head of Finance
Roshnee is currently the Head of Finance of Coface South Africa and has 20 years of functional and industry experience. She is a Public Officer of the company. Roshnee is responsible for overseeing the overall financial management, planning, systems and controls of the company. She also plays a key role in monitoring executive strategic priorities ensuring they are financially sustainable. In the past she has been responsible for the management of the Invoicing.
 
 
Rainier Strauss - CUO
 
Rainier STRAUSS
/ Head of Underwriting
 
Rainier Strauss is currently the Chief Underwriting Officer at Coface South Africa. Rainier graduated from the North West University with a BCom in Risk Management in 2007. Over the years, Rainier has furthered his studies, completing his post-graduation certificate in Project and Advanced Project Management, his Post Graduate Diploma in Management Practice and obtained his MBA from Henley Business School. Rainier has over 13 years of experience within the credit industry and has worked within Coface in 2009 as a Key Account Manager. He has great expertise as an underwriter from his experience as Underwriting Manager in the General and Commercial Guarantee Division at Lombard Insurance. Rainier rejoined Coface in May 2022
 
 
Premita Naidoo
 
Prenita NAIDOO
/ Head of CRM
 
Prenita Naidoo is currently the Head of CRM at Coface South Africa. She is an experienced Commercial and Personal Insurance professional with over 15 years post studies work experience. She has a BCom degree majoring in Business Finance and Human Resources and  completed a Senior Management Program (NQF8). She has strong business and technical competencies and is an experienced leader and mentor.
 
 
Roger Peixinho
 
Roger PEIXINHO
/ Head of New Business
 
Roger is currently the head of New Business for South Africa having spent 8 years with Coface. He has 2 years’ experience within information, 2 years of Commercial Underwriting experience and has spent 4 years managing the CGS Portfolio and CGS Sales for South Africa. He studied a BCom in Financial Management and has his honors in BCom Financial Planning. In his role as Head of New Business he is responsible for the management of all incoming lines of business as well as the management of the broker channel and partners to the business.
 
 
Paulo Solipa - CIO
 
Paulo SOLIPA
/ Chief Information Officer 
 
The IT department is dedicated to ensuring the availability of systems and technology to support a global platform of stakeholders, with a service-centric team. IT service delivery is our first and foremost ambition, enabled by leveraging various technologies in order to provide seamless, simple and effective systems to meet our local and global business requirements.
 
 
Shaazia Khan
 
Shaazia KHAN
/ Marketing and Communications Manager
 
Shaazia Khan is currently the Marketing & Communications Manager at Coface South Africa. She is an innovative Marketing professional with 5 years’ experience in corporate Marketing within the business, which is supported by her BCom honors in Marketing as well as her Masters of Commerce in Marketing at the University of Witwatersrand. In her role she is responsible for managing all marketing, external & internal communication activities along with expertise in Brand Development and her continued focus in Customer Experience. Shaazia is very passionate about Marketing in the 4th IR, as well as diversity and women empowerment. She is also the regional Diversity & Inclusion Champion for the Coface Mediterranean and Africa Region.
 
 
Leigh Mason
 
Leigh MASON
/ Risk, Legal and Compliance Officer
 
Leigh is the Risk, Legal and Compliance officer of Coface South Africa; as well as the registered company Secretary. Leigh joined Coface in 2017 and now manages the Legal, Risk & Compliance roles for the business.  Leigh has a BCOM Law and LLB degree from University of Pretoria and is an admitted attorney in the high court of South Africa. Leigh has a high interest in AML and sanctions and is hoping to completed her ACAMS in the coming year.
 
Kavita Ramjee
 
Kavita RAMJEE
/ HR Officer
 
Kavita Ramjee is currently the Chief HR Officer at Coface South Africa. Kavita is a young, dynamic HR professional with over 10 years of experience and holds a B.Com Honours degree majoring in Industrial Psychology. She is responsible for overseeing the end to end HR value chain for South Africa, Dubai and Egypt. Working in a multi-cultural team with transdisciplinary individuals is what ignites her passion for People and the Human Resource function.Kavita prides herself on Collaboration, Expertise, Courage and Accountability and Client Focus, which also happen to be the values at Coface.
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