Benjamin MugishaChief Underwriting Officer at African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI)
Based in Nairobi, Benjamin manages ATI’s portfolio of international financial partners, supports the business development initiatives of ATI and is also an Underwriter for political and credit risk insurance with a focus on energy projects.
Since joining ATI in 2010, he has been involved in underwriting transactions across a variety of sectors (energy, mining, telecommunications, manufacturing and infrastructure) for a wide range of clients including banks, investors and contractors. Between 2013 and 2015, he was based in Uganda and was responsible for ATI’s field offices in Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda.
Prior to joining ATI, Benjamin worked at the East African Development Bank. In his decade-long career at the bank, he advanced to the position of Senior Project Officer working on development projects across the energy, manufacturing and social sectors, as well as in investment promotion, business development, project appraisal, risk analysis and project restructuring.
Benjamin holds a BSc in Civil Engineering and an MSc in Construction Management from Makerere University as well as an MBA from the East & Southern Africa Management Institute. He also has a post graduate certificate in project planning and finance from Bradford University.