John Lentaigne Business Leader

John Lentaigne 

Global Head of Credit & Political Risk



John Lentaigne was appointed Acting CEO of the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) in June, 2019. Prior to this appointment, he was the Chief Underwriting Officer of ATI, a position he assumed in late 2016. John has over 14 years of experience in the credit and political risk sphere, as well as prior entrepreneurial experience. During 2018, ATI underwrote US$4.8 billion of exposure and registered a 48% increase in Gross Written Premium.

Prior to ATI, John was the Co-Head of Political & Credit Risks at Brit, one of the largest syndicates at Lloyds. He helped to establish Brit’s presence in this area and built out Brit’s team to rapidly become one of the most competitively positioned London market participants.

Prior to working at Brit, John had established a strong underwriting reputation at both AXIS, Chubb and XL Catlin in both London and Bermuda. He holds a Master of Modern History degree from Oxford University.


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