Genasys names new joint CEOs as Steve Symes becomes Chairman

2nd July 2021

London – 1 July 2021 – Leading insurance software solutions provider, Genasys, today announced the appointment of André Symes and Craig Olivier to the role of joint CEOs as founder and current CEO, Steve Symes, steps away from day-to-day operations to become Chairman with effect 1 July 2021.

André will continue to be based in London and Craig will remain in Johannesburg together with managing director, Eugene Wessels, who will take up the newly created role of Head of Global Operations.

Steve Symes comments: “I am hugely proud of how Genasys has grown over the past 24 years from the literal garage start-up to become a leading insurance system provider that we are today –not just in our home continent of Africa but also across the world. As we have expanded our geographic footprint, André and Craig have been increasingly taking the lead and setting our agenda. It is the right time to put them in the front seat to continue to drive this wonderful company forward. André, Craig and Eugene have over 40 years of combined experience with Genasys, so I am very confident that our clients are in good hands.”

Headquartered in London and with operations in Johannesburg and Cape Town, Genasys now serves clients in 16 countries in Africa, North America, Oceania and the UK and currently manages gross written premium of over £1 billion.

 “Our entry into the UK insurance market has been an exceptional success. Our platform and ecosystem has been widely adopted by MGAs, brokers and insurers ranging from start-up businesses to major insurance providers. This has undoubtedly helped fuel interest in what we offer from significant players in the Americas,” says André Symes. “Craig and I are honoured to be taking over the baton from Steve and we are hugely excited about what the future holds for Genasys.”

Craig Oliver adds: “The operational centre of excellence that we have built in South Africa has the capability to support clients around the world, providing us with the foundation we need to achieve our ambitions. André and I relish the challenge of taking Genasys forward and becoming the pre-eminent provider of insurance software solutions.”


To arrange an interview with André Symes and Craig Olivier please contact Lesley Bennett at LMR Communications on +44 (0)7815 778038 or

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  • Author : MGAA
  • 2nd July 2021