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 terms of insurance premium combined with business profitability in the sector; 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 of insurance companies that have raised exceptional standards of competence and achievement and demonstrated an unprecedented level of insurance industry leadership.

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The 3rd Annual African Insurance Award ceremony took place in Kampala (Uganda) on the 22nd May 2017

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 terms of insurance premium combined with business profitability in the sector; 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 of insurance companies that have raised exceptional standards of competence and achievement and demonstrated an unprecedented level of insurance industry leadership.

Process

  • Initial Screening

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

  • Shortlist

    The shortlisted entries from the total entries received from 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 their evaluations for each nominee in line with the score sheets, the scores would be collated and averaged with equal weights.

  • Final Screening

    The judges would discuss widely about the submission of the top 2 nominees in each category. Judges can provide insight into some of the nominees where they know the industry/country better than other judges.

  • Selection Of Winners

    The winner would be selected based on the nominee that has the highest number of 1.

Panelists

  • Adama NDIAYE

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

  • Farouk LAZRI

    Managing Director, Aon Benfield Middle East Ltd.

  • Liz BOOTH

    Editor, Commercial Risk Africa

  • Udai R. PATEL

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

  • Paul RAY

    Chief Risk Officer (Infiniti Re)

  • 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

  • Richard LOWE

    Executive Chairman, ACTIVA Group

  • Delphine MAIDOU

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

  • Manuel GONCALVES

    Chairman / CEO, ENSA

  • Prisca SOARES

    Secretary General, African Insurance Organisation (AIO)

  • 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

  • Abd El Raouf Ahmed KOTB

    Chairman, Insurance Federation of Egypt

  • Shiamdass Pathareddy APPANNAH

    Chairman, Reinsurance Solutions Group

  • Patrick Tumbo NYAMEMBA

    Chief Executive Officer, Jubilee Insurance Company of Kenya

  • Karanja KABAGE

    Group Chairman (Pacific and FirstRe)

  • Béné Boévi LAWSON

    Béné Boévi LAWSON