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
Chief Operations Officer
 
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
Head of Finance
 
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.
 
Justin Jacobs
 
Justin JACOBS
/ Head of Underwriting
 
Justin Jacobs is currently the Chief Risk and Commercial Underwriting Officer of Coface SA. He recently rejoined the Coface family after spending 6,5 years with the company between 2002 and 2008. He has many years’ experience within the Information, Underwriting, Credit Management and Business Development functions. He completed his MBA degree in 2008, specializing in Strategic Management and qualified as a debt collector in 2019. He also has experience in Compliance, Product Development and Training in African Countries, bordering South Africa.
 
 
Thabile Radebe
Thabile Radebe
 
Thabile RADEBE
/ Head of CRM
 
Thabile is currently the Head of CRM for Coface South Africa. She is well positioned within her role as a result of her comprehensive exposure to financial services. Thabile has a high attention to detail, which can in part be attributed to her Certificate in Financial Planning and also gives her an edge in providing quality service to clients and brokers. Having spent more than 10 years at Coface South Africa, she has a holistic understanding of credit insurance which is due to being exposed to both the Claims Department as well as the Commercial Department. In her role as Head of CRM, Thabile is responsible for the management of the Portfolio team and ensuring that our client service is exceptional.
 
Roger Peixinho
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.
 
 
Johan Coetzee - 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 is currently the Marketing & Communications Manager of Coface South Africa. She has been with the business for 6 years. She began an internship in 2015 within the Information Department and worked as an Information & Commercial Analyst for 2 years. She completed a BCOM double major in Finance & Marketing, her BCOM honors in Marketing as well as a Masters of Commerce in Marketing at the University of Witwatersrand. Shaazia is very passionate about her job, diversity and women empowerment. She is also the regional Diversity & Inclusion Champion for the 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.
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