Africa Specialty Risks launches construction capacity

Africa Specialty Risks has announced the launch of its construction capacity, alongside the appointment of James Cronje as head of construction underwriting.

The new division will underwrite a full spectrum of construction risks for the power, mining, and chemical processing industries, the public and private building sectors and civil infrastructure.

James Cronje joins ASR from AXA XL, where he has been construction underwriting manager UK and Ireland for over two years. Prior to this, he was underwriting manager at AXA ASR and an engineering and construction underwriter at StarStone Insurance. In his last two roles, Mr Cronje led the construction teams, writing risks on both Lloyd’s and non-Lloyd’s paper, which included risks across Africa.

Mr Cronje is a qualified engineer and holds a Master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University College of London and Purdue University in the US.

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