News Middle East12 Mar 2019

Nominations for African Insurance Awards 2019 to open next Monday

| 12 Mar 2019

Africa Re has announced that it is organising the African Insurance Awards 2019, with nominations to open on 18 February 2019.

The 2019 award ceremony will take place on Monday 10 June 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Cash prizes, plaques and certificates will be awarded to winners.

There are four categories of Awards in this year’s edition, and they are:

1.Insurance Company of the Year: This prize is open to all insurance companies registered in Africa and focusing on performance in 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/her company or the insurance industry in Africa.

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

The deadline for submission of nominees for these three categories is 18 April 2019.

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InsurTech challenge

4.InsurTech Breakthrough: This prize targets non-insurers that are collaborating with insurers to improve customer service delivery, product development and overall innovation in the insurance value chain. Interested participants in this category should visit

The window to submit applications for this award is open from 18 February 2019 to 30 April 2019.

For this InsurTech category, Africa Re will provide a platform for winners to meet the insurance industry.


Mr Sivam Subramaniam, editor in chief of Asia Insurance Review and Middle East Insurance Review, has accepted an invitation from the organisers to be part a member of the 2019 Awards Panel.

Important dates

Nominations open on: 18 February 2019

Deadline for submission of nominees for the three award categories: Insurance Company of the Year, CEO of the Year and Innovation of the Year: 18 April 2019

Deadline for submission for InsurTech Breakthrough Award: 30 April 2019

Report on shortlisted candidates and submission to panel: 30 April 2019

Deadline for submission by panelists of the ranking of top nominees:15 May 2019

Awards ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa:10 June 2019.


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