About Us

Grand Reinsurance

Grand Re commenced operations in 2005 providing reinsurance solutions to cover all short term business.It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Masawara and part of a bigger insurance group and enjoys stability and security offered by this association of companies with a wealth of experience.

We provide sound reinsurance and financial services to Zimbabwe and entire African Insurance market. Over the years we have shown excellent service in the markets we serve. Our reassurance to our clients is that we have the same commitment to excellence as they do and the resources to back it up. At Grand Re we are Refocusing, Reinforcing and Revolving the risk transfer mechanisms. “Confidence in our capability”

Our History


To provide the retail insurance market with secure and reliable reinsurance capacity and be a responsive partner in the provision of comprehensive risk management solutions


To be the reinsurer of first choice in the market that we operate in


The Executive Management is responsible for the operational management of the Grand Reinsurance in-line with the instructions issued by the Board of Directors. Their task is to ensure that the company operations are aligned with the objective of becoming the reinsurer of first choice in the market we operate. They are also responsible for overall strategy and stakeholder management.

Tatenda Katoma

Managing Director

Tatenda Katoma is a Certified Risk and Compliance Professional (IARCP) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Risk Management from the University of South Africa and a Masters’ degree in Business Admission (MBA) from ESAMI. Before joining Grand Reinsurance, Tatenda worked for AON Reinsurance Brokers and FBC Reinsurance.

Tinashe Marufu

General Manager-Operations

Tinashe Marufu holds an MSc in Finance and Investments and a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Risk Management & Insurance from the National University of Science and Technology. Tinashe also holds an Associateship Diploma with IIZ.

Hazel Zimbowora

Head of Finance

Hazel Zimbowora is a Chartered Accountant. She completed her articles of clerkship with PwC Zimbabwe and holds a Bachelor of Accountancy Degree from Africa University and a Honours in Bachelor of Accounting Science (BCompt Honours) as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting Sciences from the University of South Africa. Before joining Grand Reinsurance, Hazel did Articles with Price Waterhouse Coopers and also worked for Mashonaland Tobacco Company.