African Insurance Awards 2016


CEO of the Year


Jean Kacou Diagou
NSIA Group, Cote d'Ivoire

Reason for nomination

Mr. Jean Kacou Diagou established a remarkable empire in the insurance industry with his dedication and strong leadership.

His high commitment to the industry is very clear in his many years of involvement in associations and discussions for the improvement of the industry.

Mr. Jean Kacou Diagou successfully took the company NSIA Group from a very small entity through various transformations to create a successful group operating over many territories. 26% growth average across 21 companies and 11 African countries is a brilliant achievement.

Mr. Jean Kacou Diagou is self-made in twenty years, with an excellent growth and footprint, thus building one of the strongest groups in Africa with a turnover of USD 245 million.

Mr. Jean Kacou Diagou is a key personality in the CIMA zone who contributed to the development of insurance in the area.

Mr. Jean Kacou Diagou played a pivotal role in developing the CIMA Code for French speaking African markets and further held key positions locally and regionally, including the AIO, while also developing his own firm to trail-blaze bancassurance.

Mr. Jean Kacou Diagou is a founder of a prominent insurance group in Africa, with stable financials with good growth.