Johannesburg – Eng Stephen Makwembere has been in the engineering business for over two decades and has been appointed as Head: Engineering business at Maksure Risk Solutions. Steve will lead a team of brokers responsible for engineering, mining, power and energy as well as a new unit responsible for Power & Energy risk consulting and management.
“Steve has a proven track record for successfully advocating for renewable energy solutions that improve operational efficiency and increased bottom line across Africa as well as France and Asia,” said Mr. Knight Mawere, Chief Operations Officer. “His vast experience in engineering consulting will be invaluable to our clients, and to the growth and success of our team.”
“Steve’s appointment demonstrate our commitment to develop technical skill and capacity on the African continent that can be exported globally” added Mr. Simba Makwembere, Managing Director. “He will also spearhead the creation of our new division focusing on renewable energy in line with our approach to managing carbon related sustainability risks and supporting the transition to low carbon cities.”
Steve most recently worked at Sinet Africa as Director responsible for technical evaluations and risk consulting. He collaborated with IPPs and SOEs to find solutions that improve operational efficiency and manage both strategic, operational, compliance and financial risk.
Steve began his career as a trainee engineer in 1998 and rose through the ranks to a level where he was the overall project manager for multiple blue-chip clients. During the course of his career in main line engineering, he has managed power and energy projects in excess of USD10 billion.
He graduated from the University of Zimbabwe in 1997 with a cum laude Bsc. Electrical Engineering degree and has recently been conferred with a Masters Degree in Renewable Energy.
Maksure Risk Solutions office is located at Maksure House, International Business Gateway, Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and can be reached by calling +27 11 805 0086.
About Maksure Risk Solutions
Maksure Risk Solutions is an Afro-Global independent specialist insurance and reinsurance broker with business footprint in Africa, Asia, East & Western Europe, South America and the Caribbean. We provide innovative and tailor-made risk solutions in Insurance and Reinsurance as well as Risk Financing and Actuarial Consulting geared towards capital management and strengthening our client’s balance sheet. Maksure is also one of the major players in Captive Management (Establishment & Management) in South Africa, Mauritius, Bermuda and various other jurisdictions. We are a Lloyds of London Accredited broker with a deep understanding of African markets. Our global nature ensures that our clients access quality capacity as well as some of the world’s latest thinking and solutions.