Rwanda’s Insurer of First Choice
Mr. Tony Twahirwa, Managing Director/ CEO.
Mr. Tony Twahirwa, holds Bachelor of Science degree from Makerere University and is a member of the Chartered Insurance institute, UK (CII) as well as various trainings in insurance management. He has over 25 years of experience in insurance and has held different roles in SONARWA General Insurance and SONARWA LIFE Insurance which include :- Fire Insurance Manager, HR Manager, Statistics, Research and Development Manager, Reinsurance Manager, Deputy Director supervising Underwriting and Reinsurance, Technical Director (SONARWA GI), Ag. Managing Director for SONARWA Life and currently Managing Director/CEO of SONARWA General Insurance.
A Kenyan by Nationality, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Rees has over 8 years experience in Accounts and Tax services, as a Senior Accountant ; Audit Assistant ; Accountant and Chief Accountant. He joined SONARWA on 23/05/2011. On November 2nd, 2013, he was appointed by the Board of Directors as the Chief Finance Officer of SONARWA General Insurance Company Ltd and SONARWA Life Assurance.
He is a lawyer by profession, an accountant by qualification and lecturer by passion, He joined SONARWA as the head of Legal and Company secretary from UAP Insurance Rwanda Ltd where he served on the same position for 2 years, before that he was a senior tax and Legal Advisor at KPMG Rwanda, where he worked for 3 years, prior to that he was an advocate and Member of the Rwanda Bar Association.
Has over 16 years of experience in the ICT sector in Rwanda. Has held senior positions in different institutions as Technical advisor to the Supreme Court of Rwanda, ICT Specialist and Advisor to RNRA, ICT Director of RNEC/ Rwanda Education Board and Systems Engineer in former BCR (I&M Bank). Was a member of the team that worked on the first E-Payment switching platform by SIMTEL using Visa Electronic cards. Business Transformation : Established new IT organizational infrastructure and revitalized existing operations by implementing LAN, WAN, robust database and dynamic reporting system, support services and business practices to optimize how IT engages with all business processes. Technology Delivery : Enabled institutions achieve high level service delivery through online and SMS based clients’ interactions and service delivery. ICT POLICY PLANNING : He participated in the planning of the National ICT Policies in different cluster groups. National Information Communication Infrastructure (NICI I-2005),NICI II- 2010, NICI III-2015 ; Part time lecturer (2004-2007) : Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (UR-CST) in Enterprise Networking, Database systems, web Design, Human computer interactions and Computer graphics.
Marie Rose UWASE has experience of more than 10 years in Audit and Finance. She is currently working as Head of Internal Audit for both SONARWA General Insurance Company Ltd and SONARWA Life Assurance. Before that, she worked as Head of Internal Audit of Sonarwa General Insurance Company Ltd.
She worked for United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) as Finance Associate. She also worked for the Office of The Auditor General for State Finances as an external auditor in Government Institutions and Projects.
Marie Rose UWASE is an ACCA qualified accountant. She possesses technical skills in financial accounting, auditing, and risk management.
She has good inter-personal, communication and motivation skills and she is experienced in working with diverse teams.