Insurance underwriter Invesco Assurance has announced the appointment of Daniel Muriungi Mugao as the principal officer and Chief Executive officer of the company following regulatory approval from the Insurance Regulatory Authority. Alongside Mr Mugao, Invesco has also appointed Mr Stephen Kirubi Njoka as the chair of its board of directors in a move aimed at turning around the fortunes of the company. In the past, Invesco has undergone business turbulence largely due to insurance fraud emanating from the public service vehicle sector.
Mr Mugao is a seasoned insurance professional with over twenty nine years’ experience in the sector, ten of which were in senior management positions. His expertise is in business management, sales, underwriting, claims and service processes. He joins the underwriter at a critical time when it has come out of statutory management and is gearing for a major turnaround. He is expected to implement a robust business strategy meant to turn around the fortunes and image of the insurer bedeviled by high incidents of fraudulent claims especially from the motor vehicle insurance sector.
Mr Mugao joins Invesco from Pacis Insurance where he was a consultant offering strategic direction and supporting management to grow business. Previously, he worked as a general manager of Britam General Insurance (K), as well as head of business development at Jubilee Insurance Company. He has also worked as an internal auditor at Kenindia Insurance, Pioneer Insurance and Lion of Kenya Insurance companies in various capacities. He holds a bachelor of commerce degree (insurance option) from the University of Nairobi and an MBA in marketing from Egerton University.
Mr Kirubi, the new board chair, is a seasoned banker, management and leadership executive. His expertise is in change and performance management as well as strategic and public sector reforms. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics and public administration from Punjabi University in India. Additionally, he holds a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Collin County Community College in USA. “Our immediate focus will be developing and implementing a turnaround business strategy aimed at drastically reducing the level of fraud in the business while instituting measures that place the customer at the centre of our business,” Mr Mugao said.