SONARWA Life Assurance Company Limited (SONARWA LIFE) a public Limited Liability company registered under the laws of Rwanda and licensed by the National Bank of Rwanda to transact the business of Life Assurance & Pension management is looking to recruit a competent & experience person to take on the role of CEO


  • Lead the Senior management of SONARWA Life’s business, consistent with the strategy and commercial objectives agreed by the Board;
  • Lead and oversee the implementation of SONARWA Life’s long and short-term plans in accordance with its approved strategy;
  • Plan and direct the company’s activities to achieve the stated/agreed targets and standards for performance;
  • Prepare regular and periodic reports to the board that provide a strategic direction and qualitative assessment on the achievement of the planned goals;
  • Drives implementation of policies and recommendations made by the board;
  • Report to shareholders on the organizational plans and performance;
  • Oversees effective internal controls and management information systems and ensure they are in place to support the company’s operations;
  • Ensure that SONARWA Life has appropriate systems to enable it to conduct its activities efficiently, effectively, lawfully and ethically;
  • Serve as the primary spokesperson and representative for SONARWA Life and ensure that the organization and its mission, programs, and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders;
  • Ensure that the Directors are properly informed, and that sufficient information is provided to the Board to enable the Directors to form appropriate judgments;
  • Oversees that SONARWA Life maintains high standards of corporate citizenship and social responsibility in all environments in which it operates;
  • Monitor the performance of each department against targets set and monitors the company’s overall performance;
  • Oversees the preparation of company budgets for presentation to the Board;
  • Conduct periodic review to ensure overall expenditure is within budget;
  • Investigates reasons for budget variance and establish ways to reduce the variance;
  • Recruit, select and develop executive team members to ensure that SONARWA has the right competence to drive the achievement of its strategic objectives.

Minimum requirement:

  • Hold a Master’s degree in a Business-related field from a recognized institution;
  • Possess professional qualification(s) in Insurance will be an added value;
  • Be a member in good standing of a recognized professional body;
  • Have knowledge and experience of not less than Ten (10) years of relevant work experience with at least Five (5) years served in senior management position in a comparable role;
  • Possess strong knowledge of the insurance industry and a proven track record in business growth;
  • Have thorough understanding of financial management, regulatory compliance, board management and demonstrable commercial and investment acumen;
  • Very good written and oral command of the English language;
  • Knowledge of French and Kinyarwanda is an added advantage;
  • The selected candidate will be subject to the (BNR) regulatory approval.

How to Apply:

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for the role above, please submit your application including copies of your academic and professional certificates, testimonials, and your curriculum vitae, including among other details your current position, email and telephone contacts of three (3) referees familiar with your qualifications and work experience.

Deadline for applications is not later than 5:00 pm, DECEMBER 31st, 2022.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


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