Management - African Trade Insurance Agency


We represent an international team of dedicated professionals, who have a laser focus on driving the institution forward. Our staff and management are guided by a shared value, vision and mission for the organisation. This translates into an institution that is geared to ensuring that our clients, partners and beneficiaries reap the benefit of efficient and transparent service.

Manuel Moses, Chief Executive Officer

Manuel commenced his role as the Chief Executive Officer on 1 December 2020. He has over 25 years of experience in finance, banking, insurance and investment at the international level.

Prior to joining ATI, Manuel worked at IFC for 15 years, where he most recently held the post of Country Manager for East Africa. He was responsible for IFC’s activities in the sub-region and managed a strong team of 150. Manuel has also held Senior-level positions at Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB), the Commercial Bank of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe Development Bank.

He holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Leicester in the UK and a BSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Zimbabwe. He is also an associate member of UK Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.


Benjamin Mugisha, Chief Underwriting Officer

Benjamin Mugisha, Chief Underwriting Officer

Benjamin was confirmed as the Chief Underwriting Officer in July 2020, after acting in the capacity for just over a year. Prior to this, he was a Senior Underwriter. Benjamin has been involved in underwriting transactions across several sectors such as 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 various development projects.

Benjamin holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering a Master of Science Degree in Construction Management from Makerere University as well as a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the East & Southern Africa Management Institute. He also has a post-graduate certificate in project planning and finance from Bradford University.


Deepak Dave, Chief Risk OfficerDeepak Dave, Chief Risk Officer

Deepak filled the newly created Management position of Chief Risk Officer in February 2020. The position is part of ATI’s medium-term strategy to strengthen its overall risk management function.

Deepak brings over 20 years of global experience in banking, capital markets and private finance to the role. He served in senior positions at GE Capital, Export Development Canada and Barclays Investment Bank. Deepak also founded Riverside Advisory, his most recent position, where he provided senior advisory services to Lion’s Head Global Partners for an African Development Bank facility, the Trade & Development bank on business strategy and Adventis Limited on product development.

Deepak holds a Bachelors from McGill University and a Masters from the University of London.

Elizabeth Mutafungwa, Acting General Counsel

Elizabeth Mutafungwa, Acting General Counsel

Elizabeth was appointed as the Acting General Counsel in August 2020 following the retirement of Mr. Cyprien Sakubu. Prior to this, she was ATI’s Legal Expert, a position she held since 2011.

Elizabeth has 18 years’ experience in corporate law, banking and finance. She also has a background experience in litigation and dispute resolution in banking and financial services. Along with the nine years garnered at ATI as the legal expert, she worked for four years at the East African Development Bank as the Senior Legal Officer in the Uganda and Tanzania offices. Before this, she worked for five years at Rex Attorneys, a leading law firm in Tanzania, rising from a Legal Officer to an Associate Partner. Elizabeth’s law journey begun in 2001 at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), where she worked as a trainee.

Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Law (LLB) Degree from Uganda’s Makerere University and an MBA from UK’s Leicester University. She is an advocate of the High Court of Tanzania and all courts subordinate thereto (except for primary courts). She is a member of Tanganyika Law Society (“TLS”), East Africa Law Society (“EALS”) and Tanzania Women Lawyers Association (TAWLA).

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