African Insurance Awards 2016

The African Reinsurance Corporation (Africa Re) is pleased to announce entries for the second edition of the prestigious African Insurance Awards. This is an opportunity to celebrate CEOs and the performance of companies over the past year.

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 best practices in the development of insurance in Africa.

The awards started in 2015 and target 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.

The 2016 African Insurance Awards will hold on 9 May 2016 in Marrakesh, Morocco.

The three categories of the Awards are as follows:

1. Insurance Company of the Year: This prize is open to all insurance companies registered in Africa and focuses on the performance of the last 2 years.

2. CEO of the Year: This special award is given to the CEO of a company who has made an outstanding contribution over the past 12 months or more, either through the advancement of his company or the insurance industry in Africa.

3. Innovation of the Year: This prize is awarded to an insurance company to reward the best use of technology, launching of a breakthrough product / service or a new and innovative distribution channel or method.

Cash prizes, plaques and certificates will be awarded to winners and, in addition, the events will receive wide media coverage.