We are delighted to announce that we have opened a new representative office for our East African operations in Nairobi, Kenya; adding to an existing network of regional offices on the African continent (South Africa, Cote d'Ivoire and Mauritius).

Operating from the Nairobi office, we have also appointed Andrew Musoke as Business Development Director. Andrew brings over 15 years of financial, business development and technology expertise to Ocorian, including five years at JP Morgan Chase in a variety of leadership roles. A Ugandan national with an MBA from Harvard Business School, he also spent three years in the international strategy team at Travelers Indemnity, establishing their Brazil office and building their direct-to-consumer personal insurance business.

In his role as Business Development Director, Andrew will be responsible for promoting the services of Ocorian to businesses and high-net-worth individuals in a region covering primarily Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Ethiopia.

Speaking of his appointment Andrew said: "I am very excited to join Ocorian and lead their expansion into a region that I am extremely passionate about. In their own unique ways, many countries in East Africa have made incredible strides over the past decade, resulting in strong economic growth and thriving communities that deserve to benefit from the range of world-class services that Ocorian has to offer."

Richard Arlove, Ocorian Regional CEO for Africa, the Middle East and Asia commented: "I am delighted to have Andrew on board as we continue investing in our capabilities to serve the African market. I am convinced that his local insights, relevant experience and extensive contacts will be a major contribution to the success of our East African operations. We already welcome the opportunity to get closer to our existing clients in that region and to making Ocorian better known to a wider target audience. Andrew is also joining us at an exciting inflexion point of our growth, with the impending merger of Ocorian with Estera."

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