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Atlas Life was established in 2012 to provide life cover solutions in countries where cover has traditionally been hard to find. Offering simple, robust product solutions and exceptional levels of client service, Atlas Life has quickly become a leading international insurance provider in Africa with policyholders on risk in more than 25 African countries representing more than US$ 1 Billion of cover.


Atlas Life has recently expanded its operations into Asia and Eastern Europe and is looking forward to similar growth levels. Atlas Life insures both local and expatriate lives and works with two of the largest reinsurers in the world, namely Swiss Re and Reinsurance Group of America. Uniquely, Atlas Life chooses to reinsure 100% of the risk with these reinsurance giants offering policyholders total peace of mind.


Core Values

We want all our policyholders to be clients for life. We know that the market can be competitive and our objective is to offer products that provide real value and ensure client loyalty over the long term. Our belief is that policyholders are best served by the professional intermediary market and we service and support this key distribution channel from our Mauritius Headquarters so that our clients can be sure of receiving the best attention at all times.


To ensure that Atlas Life is able to provide robust insurance products at a competitive premium, we have taken the strategic decision to reinsure our risk with two of the largest and most financially secure reinsurers in the world, namely Swiss Re and RGA, both AA- rated institutions.

Our Reinsurers

Swiss Re

Swiss Re was founded in 1863 and is the world’s second largest reinsurer with 70 offices in more than 30 countries. They are listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange and are rated AA- by Standard & Poor’s.

As at 2014, Swiss Re made revenues of more than US$33.6 Billion and was ranked 127th in Forbes 2000 Global Leading Companies. It was also named one of the world’s most ethical companies by Etisphere, an achievement accomplished for 7 out of the 8 years the program has been in existence. For further information visit www.swissre.com


Reinsurance Group of America

Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (NYSE: RGA) is one of the largest global life and health reinsurance companies. With operations in 26 countries, RGA support their clients and partners around the world with innovative approaches and customized solutions. As of December 31, 2016, RGA had approximately $3.1 trillion of life reinsurance in force and assets of $53.1 billion. In addition, RGA Ranked #246 on the 2017 Fortune 500 List. For further information visit www.rgare.com



Financial Strength

As an International Insurer, Atlas Life is aware that significant financial strength needs to be demonstrated together with the very best claims paying ability. Our strength lies in the fact that all of our risk is carried by two of the largest reinsurers in the world, giving Atlas Life the ability to meet its claims obligations with the utmost confidence.

For further information on both reinsurers, including information on their AA- Standard & Poor’s ratings, please visit www.swissre.com and www.rgare.com.

Management Team

Andrew Pletzer

Andrew has worked in the international life and health industry for more than 15 years and has significant product development and distribution expertise. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Economics degree and is CII FPC qualified. Andrew lives in Cape Town and is married with two children.


Stephen Coulson

Stephen has more than 20 years financial services experience and has been distributing financial products in Africa and Asia for more than two decades. Stephen is CII FPC qualified and lives in Mauritius and is married with two children.


Sarah Maderbocus

Sarah has worked in international financial services for more than 10 years and is Head of Administration at Atlas Life. She holds a Diploma in Management as well as an FAIQ from the Chartered Insurance Institute.  Sarah lives in Mauritius.