Company Profile

Chester Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Main Office: Nairobi
Also operates in: Burundi, Rwanda, Sudan

Chester Insurance Brokers was founded in 1998 and quickly grew to become one of Kenya’s top 10 brokers. In addition to the Nairobi head office, Chester has a branch in Mombasa, Kenya's 2nd largest city and an important port for Kenya as well as for other landlocked countries. Beyond Kenya, Chester also services clients in Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan and Uganda.

Chester provides a broad array of insurance brokerage, consulting and risk management services to a wide spectrum of customers ranging from domestic companies, both commercial and industrial, to large international firms. The firm aims to ensure that solutions are ideally tailored to individual client’s needs, taking into account their expectations and risk philosophies.

Chester vets insurance companies it recommends for financial stability by monitoring their financials, reinsurance arrangements, their operating standards and their ratings by international rating agencies.

A fully computerized, state-of-the-art IT environment provides effective support to Chester’s’ experienced and dedicated underwriting, claims and finance personnel. This quality dedication has made Chester a force to be reckoned with in the Kenyan insurance market.

Importantly, Chester’s reputation is not just technically excellent: company directors are known for their integrity, qualifications and expertise: unique in this market. The Board of Directors includes:


Shanti Shah is a highly respected personality and philanthropist with over 55 years top management and Board experience. He was the previous Chairman and Managing Director of the General Accident Insurance Company Kenya Ltd (now GA Insurance Ltd).


Chandrasekaran is a highly respected Insurance Executive and is a Fellow of the Insurance Institute of India. He has over 45 years’ experience in the Insurance Industry, having served in the managerial capacity in Indian and Kenyan Insurance Companies.

Yatin Shah is the Managing Director and is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA) and Chartered Insurance Broker (ACII). He is also a double graduate in Commerce and Law disciplines, having over 20 years’ experience in the Insurance industry.

Pomesh Shah is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA) and a commerce graduate with over 15 years’ experience in the Insurance industry, after a stint of 4 years in banking.

James Singh is a Post Graduate in Law from the London School of Economics, having a legal practice for over 15 years and is involved in various companies and bodies at Board level.

International desk manager

Mr Henil Shah

Chief Operating Officer/International Desk Manager

Senior contact

Mr Pomesh Shah

Main Office

Chester Insurance Brokers Ltd.
P O Box 66795-00800, 3rd Floor, Sclaters House
Parklands Road
  • Tel: +254 20 375 3535
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