African Insurance Awards

In line with its purpose, Africa Re initiated these awards to foster best corporate management, leadership, governance as well as innovative and sustainable growth in the insurance sector in Africa.

The African Insurance Awards aim at: rewarding and celebrating leaders, best performers and achievers in the African insurance industry; identifying and stimulating distinctive innovations in the insurance sector in Africa; encouraging sustainable growth in insurance premium combined with business profitability; and providing added value by sharing progress and best practices in the development of insurance in Africa.

The awards, which started in 2015, target a range of participants, including African insurance companies and African insurance CEOs.

The key objective is to promote the development of insurance in Africa by honouring distinguished companies and leaders that have exceptionally raised standards of competence and achievement and demonstrated unprecedented leadership.

Countdown to the event:
23 Days

The 6th Annual African Insurance Awards ceremony will be Virtual on a date to be advised.

Our Mission

In line with its purpose, Africa Re initiated these awards to foster best corporate management, leadership, governance as well as innovative and sustainable growth in the insurance sector in Africa.

The African Insurance Awards aim at: rewarding and celebrating leaders, best performers and achievers in the African insurance industry; identifying and stimulating distinctive innovations in the insurance sector in Africa; encouraging sustainable growth in insurance premium combined with business profitability; and providing added value by sharing progress and best practices in the development of insurance in Africa.

The awards, which started in 2015, target a range of participants, including African insurance companies and African insurance CEOs.

The key objective is to promote the development of insurance in Africa by honouring distinguished companies and leaders that have exceptionally raised standards of competence and achievement and demonstrated unprecedented leadership.

Process

  • Initial Screening

    Entries for each award category shall be screened by an independent committee for shortlisting.

  • Shortlist

    The shortlisted entries for each category shall be forwarded to the judging panel in a form summarizing the nomination content and supporting information / evidence.

  • Score Sheet

    An online score sheet shall be provided to the judges. In completing the score sheets, Judges shall consider the following:

  • Evaluation Criteria

    The criteria for scoring will focus on the following: what was done; what was achieved and supporting evidence.

  • Results

    Once the judges complete evaluations for each nominee in line with the score sheets, the scores are collated and averaged with equal weights.

  • Final Screening

    The judges discuss in depth about the submission of the top 3 nominees in each category. They can provide insight into some of the nominees where they know the industry/country better than the other judges.


  • Selection Of Winners

    The winner is selected based on the nominee that has the highest number of “first position.”

Panelists

  • Dr. Adel Mounir

    Dr Adel Mounir, Secretary General, Federation of Afro-Asian Insurers & Reinsurers (FAIR)

  • Ms. Hope Murera

    Ms. Hope Murera is the Managing Director of ZEP-Re (PTA Reinsurance Company), a specialized institution of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) charged with the development of the insurance industry in the region.

  • Richard LOWE

    Executive Chairman, ACTIVA Group

  • ARETHA A. DUKU

    Managing Director of Ghana Union Assurance Co. Ltd. and the first female President of the Ghana Insurers Association.

  • Liz BOOTH

    Editor, Commercial Risk Africa

  • Udai R. PATEL

    Managing Director, Afro-Asian Insurance Services Ltd. (AAIS)

  • Jean-Baptiste KOUAME N’GUESSAN

    Directeur Général, CICA-RE à Lomé

  • Hadj Mohamed SEBA

    Président Directeur Général de la Compagnie Centrale de Réassurance en Algérie (CCR Alger)

  • William B. COKER

    Secretary General/CEO, West Africa Insurance Companies Association (WAICA)

  • Hervé BLUMENTHAL

    Chief Executive Officer Africa, Cooper Gay

  • Mohamed Ben EL KEZADRI

    Administrateur, Société Atlas Courtage Tunisie

  • Delphine MAIDOU

    COO-Member of the Board of Management for Africa- Allianz SE

  • Tony Van NIEKERK

    Owner / Editor, COVER Publications

  • Oye Hassan ODUKALE

    Managing Director/CEO, Leadway Assurance Company Limited

  • Sivam SUBRAMANIAM

    Editor-in-Chief, Asia Insurance Review & Middle East Insurance Review

  • Shiamdass Pathareddy APPANNAH

    Lloyd’s General Representative for Mauritius; 

    co-founding Partner/Director and Consultant, Reinsurance Solutions Group

  • Patrick Tumbo NYAMEMBA

    Fomer Chief Executive Officer, Jubilee Insurance Company of Kenya

  • Béné Boévi LAWSON

    Béné Boévi LAWSON

  • DR. NELSON C. KURIA, OGW, MBS, FmIoD

    Dr Kuria has a B.A in Economics and M.A in Leadership. He worked for 36 years in the Financial Services sector,...

  • Adama NDIAYE

    Président de la Fédération des Sociétés d’Assurances de Droit National Africaine (FANAF)

  • Simon Chikumbu

    Simon Chikumbu

  • Saliou BAKAYOKO

    Membre du Conseil de " Africa Re Foundation" et Président de l’Association des Sociétés d’ Assurance (ASACI) de Côte d’Ivoire

  • Sammy MAKOVE

    Sammy M MAKOVE, Commissioner of Insurance and CEO, Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA)

  • Léonidas Baragunzwa

    Since joining the insurance industry in 1987, Mr. Léonidas Baragunzwa has worked in different capacities in various insurance entities and countries.

  • Yared Mola

    Yared Mola has over 30 years of proven track record in risk management, Insurance and leadership.

  • Elizabeth Amadiume

    Board Member, Africa Re Foundation

  • Séré Mady KABA

    Mr Sere Mady Kaba is an experienced director with a demonstrated history of working in Financial Sector.

  • Patrick ANDRIAMBAHINY

    Patrick ANDRIAMBAHINY holds a Master in Economics, Finance and Accounting and a MBA in Insurance Risk Management.

  • MRS YETUNDE ILORI - B.Sc, ACII, FIIN

    Yetunde, the Director-General of Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA) has over 35years’ experience in the insurance industry...

  • Mrs. Patty Karuaihe-Martin

    Managing Director of the Namibia National Reinsurance Corporation Ltd (NamibRe), a position she has held since 2014...

  • Hajjat. A.K.Sebyala

    Hajjat Sebyala aka MAAMA INSURANCE one of the Female Trailblazers of the African Insurance Industry...

  • Mrs. Lamia Ben Mahmoud

    Mrs Lamia Ben Mahmoud has a very wide experience in the insurance field. She has been the CEO of her country’s reinsurance company, Tunis Re, for more than ten years.

  • Abdalla Ahmed Abdalla Eltoom

    Abdalla Ahmed Abdalla Eltoom is the current General manager of the  Islamic Insurance Company since Sep.2018 to date.