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In July, Allianz CEO Oliver Bäte visited Africa, opening the 44th annual Insurance Conference in Sun City, South Africa with a keynote address on the conference theme "Disrupt, Debate, Deliver". A roundup of his trip, and more information on Allianz in Africa.

Allianz SE
Munich, Aug 01, 2017

  Allianz obtains status of Casablanca Finance City

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Allianz has been granted the status of Casablanca Finance City (CFC) for Marofinac, the Group's financial services subsidiary in Africa. This step underlines the company's strategic vision to increase its presence in the Moroccan market and across the continent.
  

Allianz's regional Chief Executive Officer Africa, Coenraad Vrolijk, explained: "We are pleased to have joined Casablanca Finance City, the first financial center in Africa. The Allianz Group is strongly committed to Africa for the long-term. With Marofinac’s new CFC status, the set-up of our regional headquarters in Casablanca becomes fully operational and doing business in the region easier.”

  Allianz expands African footprint with acquisition of Ensure Insurance in Nigeria

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Allianz Group has announced a binding agreement to acquire 98 percent of Nigerian insurer Ensure Insurance Plc from its core shareholder Greenoaks Global Holdings Ltd. Ensure Insurance offers life and non-life insurance services.

  Africa poised to become digital insurance leader: Oliver Bäte

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Oliver Bäte, CEO of Allianz SE, opened the 44th annual Insurance Conference in Sun City, South Africa, with a keynote address on the conference theme "Disrupt, Debate, Deliver". In his speech, Bäte addressed the profound transformation of the insurance industry wrought by digitalization.

In Africa, where the Group is already present in 16 countries, Allianz will focus its digital activities on increasing customer reach in key growing markets, where insurance penetration is still low, and efficiency in markets with higher penetration.

“Insurance companies have much to offer to the African economy. Digitalization allows us to gain considerably better insights into our individual and institutional customers and thereby to better serve their needs. We believe deeply in Africa’s huge long-term growth potential and we will leverage our global footprint and extensive expertise to strengthen our market position and to attract African talent,” Bäte said.

  IN PRAISE OF AFRICA

Some of the notable comments from Oliver Bäte on his recent Africa trip

The Sunday Express, Kenya

“Kenya has an economy that is leapfrogging traditional economies in the use of mobile technology. This has created a lot of ingenuity and innovation."

FA News, South Africa

“The technological revolution is here and it will come at us (insurers) at full force.”

Risk Africa Magazine, South Africa

“While traditional markets, such as Europe, are struggling with their digital transformation process, Africa is digital by nature.”

CN&CO, South Africa

“Africa is at the forefront of using mobile technology in the insurance industry.”

  IN THE NEWS

Sunday Express, Kenya

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The Business Daily, Kenya

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The Business Daily, Kenya

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CNBC Africa

Citizen Kenya TV

More headlines

South Africa

                                                               – FA News

                                                              – Risk Africa

                                                             – CN&Co

Pan Africa

                                                            – Commercial Risk Africa

Nigeria

                                                            – BusinessToday

Morocco

                                                         – Aujourd'hui Le Maroc

                                                        – Perspectives Méditerranées

Zimbabwe

                                                      – Risk & Insure Zimbabwe

Europe

                                                     – IT Finanzmagazin

                                                     – Versicherungswirtschaft-heute.de

                                                     – Assurantie Magazine

                                                     – inese.es

                                                     – Grupo Aseguranza

                                                     – versicherungsbote.de

                                                     –  L’Argus de l’assurance



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