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The Association is dedicated to attracting and retaining young and talented professionals in the insurance industry across Africa thereby providing a platform for them to develop their business relationships through regular educational and networking events.
Insurance in Africa is a driver for economic development, however, to realize the full economic development potential, insurers need to adapt their products and distribution channels to the specific features of local markets. Insurance is;
Insurance drives economic growth by expediting the recovery of claimants and beneficiaries. Insurers pay claims whenever there is a covered loss described in the insurance contract.
It creates an invisible solidarity net between economic agents around shared preferences and priorities. Insurance lends economic tangibility to the concept of solidarity and structures it finan¬cially through two fundamental principles: pooling or aggregating risks, and mutualizing risks.
Statistics have it that 86.7% of insurance professionals under the age of 35 would recommend joining the industry because it’s a business that is built on relationships and trust. The characteristics are not peculiar to what many other industries offer in terms of social and personal development.
The future of our industry is reliant on the attraction and retention of ambitious, motivated and intelligent young professionals. At YIPs we believe in spreading the word about insurance as a career of choice to a broad spectrum of university Graduates.
Tobi is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria and graduated with a First-class degree in Insurance. He is presently a Senior Business Executive at FBS Reinsurance Company specializing in Underwriting and Marketing. He has an MSc degree in International Business from Coventry University, UK, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) where he specialized in Marketing Management. He was one of the selected few in Africa for the Young Insurance Professional Program (YIPP) 2020 anchored by African Re in affiliation with the London School of Insurance where he graduated with a Distinction. A seasoned professional with competence in Leadership, Operations, Reinsurance, and Strategic Risk Management.
Delight Ezeh is a young,enthausastic and passionate lady. A Senior underwriter with over four years experience in underwriting the various classes of insurance. Delight,currently works at global security insurance situated at the independence drive in Banjul The Gambia.She contributed immensely to the growth and development of the organization. Due to her diligenced,hardwork and commitment,Delight poineered the startup of the Brusubi branch and headed it in 2019. As a lover of knowledge, Delight started her Associate qalifying examinations of the chartered insurance institute of nigeria and today she's an Associate of the institute. Developing Strong relationship is the foundation of everything she does,both professionally and personally, for such reason she values interracting with friends and families,,debating,reading, dancing and adventure as a key aspect of her recretional and extra curricular life.
Patrick is an Associate member of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria. As part of his continuous learning process, he has undertaken several professional insurance trainings on Bonds, Engineering, Credit Insurance which has contributed to his productivity. Patrick has more than 8 years of hands-on experience in both the Construction and Insurance industries, with International as well as Local companies in the region. His debut career was at METAFRIQUE STEEL SA. His portrait in leadership skills landed him head of project department with over 10 projects under his control. After his insurance studies, he worked at Zenithe Insurance and Reinsurance Company as an underwriter. At Zenithe, he was at the reinsurance department in charge of handling all facultative inward businesses placements. Amongst other roles was analysis on the company portfolio and direct underwriting. He is currently in the Reinsurance space and currently works at Nepean Reinsurance Ltd, where he writes property and casualty lines. In addition to that, he carries out business development for West/Central Africa and beyond.
Mubarik Ibrahim is a young Insurance Professional with 10+ years’ experience in various fields of Insurance and Reinsurance. Mubarik is a Chartered Insurance Risk Manager with qualification from Chartered Insurance Institute, UK and also an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Ghana. He holds a degree in Economics and Entrepreneurship and a diploma in Applied Insurance Studies. Mubarik is also a scholar of the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter Society (The Institute) in the USA pursuing the Associate in Risk Management and Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designations. Mubarik has a strong passion for promoting social justice in marginalized groups and communities. As the Executive Director of Northern Girl Initiative, he has frequently mobilized resources, volunteers, and community members to take action for the advancement of their communities. He is passionate about the advancement and empowerment of the Girl-child.
Hazel is an Underwriting Supervisor at United General Insurance which is an organization under United Holdings Group of Companies in Eswatini. She has over 5 years of working experience which she obtained from Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Eswatini respectively. Hazel is an award-winning and accomplished individual with a strong desire to succeed and lead others to success. However, her quest for professionalism as opportune her to be a Registered Member of the Institute of Bankers (SA), Insurance Institute of Zimbabwe, Insurance institute of Bulawayo (ZIM). She holds a BCom (Hons) Risk Management and Insurance degree from the National University of Science and Technology, Diploma in Supervision, Certificate of Proficiency (CoP), and Certificate in Fundamentals of Project Management.
Kevin obtained his Bachelor's degree in Economics in 2014 before joining the French-American Academy of Management (AFRAM) in Libreville where he obtained another degree in Business Administration with specialization in Insurance. He also has a Masters in Management with specialization in Financial Engineering. By signing up for Insurance, his desire is to make insurance an indispensable element for his country and future generations. He joined SUNU Assurance, Gabon in 2020 as an Insurance Advisor and after a year he returned to further his education to a Master's level to better understand Life assurance as it relates to financial investments. Currently, he holds the position of Insurance Manager at Baloon Assurance 1st Digital broker in Gabon and his ambition is to continue to grow in the insurance sector and share his vision of insurance for his country, his continent, and for the world at large.
Sizani is a Reinsurance Technical Broker at Maksure Risk Solutions in South Africa and her area of specialization is facultative reinsurance placements as well as business development. Also, she has experience in retail brokerage and client relationship management after successful completion of her Bcom (Hons) in Risk Management and Insurance from the National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe. Sizani has a certificate in Safety Health and Environmental Management and she enjoys researching various topics of interest as well as cooking.
Kuziva Nyengedza is a reinsurance professional who has been in the reinsurance industry as a broker for over 2 years. He joined Skybridge Reinsurance Brokers in 2021 after working with MUKFIN (South Africa) as Technical Broker. He has managed to make an impact through research and strategy towards business development which is a testament of his commitment to business growth. He holds a BCom (Hons) Risk Management and Insurance degree with the National University of Science and Technology and has enrolled for his MCom in Investment and Financial Economics with the Midlands State University (Zimbabwe). He also chairs the Young Professionals Investment Society, which seeks to encourage young professionals to be innovative.
Absolutely not. YIPs Africa is free for all Africans interested in the advancement of insurance in the entire continent.
Nationals from all African states.
Young Insurance Professionals who are below the age of 40 can belong in this noble association.
No. Although both of them have similar interest of targeting the insurance youths in Africa, however, they are separate entities.
There are numerous benefits ,some of which are Networking, Knowledge sharing, peculiarity to country-specific insurance operations which will be obtained through trainings, conferences and seminars, etc.
They will stay on as Affiliate Members thereby serving as Mentors to members in our Mentorship program.
Membership is open to insurance professionals, Students and graduates who are willing to continuously learn about insurance.