Linet Odera

Linet Odera

Regional Specialist – Insurance and Risk Finance for Sub-Saharan Africa at UNDP


Linet is a Life & Health (Re)Insurance specialist with long-standing experience in the African insurance market and now coordinates the Insurance and Risk Finance Facility’s work in the Sub Saharan Africa, based out of Pretoria. Previously, she was the Secretary General at the Organisation of Eastern and Southern Africa Insurers responsible for implementing the organisation’s strategy in building a strong and sustainable Sub-Saharan Insurance Market.

Prior to that she was the Director, Business Development – East & Central Africa, at Afro-Asian Insurance Services, a Lloyd’s of London Reinsurance Broker where she was serving as the Head of the Nairobi Liaison office with previous working experiences in a technical underwriting and actuarial valuations. Linet has a Bsc. in Actuarial Sciences, is an MBA Candidate from Strathmore University and has just completed her Executive Program at Harvard Business School. She can be reached at @Linet Odera.

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