African Reinsurance Corporation (Africa Re) is the leading pan-African reinsurance company and the largest reinsurer in Africa in terms of net reinsurance written premiums.

Africa Re was set up by 36 African states in 1976, following a recommendation by the African Development Bank (AfDB), with the mission of developing the insurance and reinsurance industry in Africa through increased underwriting and retention capacities, and support to African economic development.

Ranked 38th in the 2018 Standard & Poor’s Global Reinsurance Groups and 41st of the Top 50 Global Reinsurance Groups by AM Best in 2018, Africa Re has a broad-based shareholding: 41 African member States (33.59%); the African Development Bank (8.42%); 111 African insurance and reinsurance companies (33.84%); and 3 non regional shareholders (23.15%), including leading global insurers and reinsurers from France (AXA), Canada (FAIRFAX) and Germany (ALLIANZ SE).

With headquarters in Lagos (Nigeria), Africa Re operates through six (6) Regional Offices across Africa: Casablanca (Morocco), Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), Nairobi (Kenya), Lagos (Nigeria), Cairo (Egypt) and Ebene (Mauritius), one (1) Local Office in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and one (1) Underwriting Representative in Kampala (Uganda). It also has two (2) Subsidiary Companies (Africa Re South Africa Limited and Africa Retakaful) in Johannesburg (South Africa) and Cairo (Egypt) respectively.

In 2017, Africa Re wrote US$746.8 million of premium income and realized a net profit of US$87.9 million. Its shareholders’ funds reached US$902 million while its total assets were US$1,628.5 million.

The Financial Strength and Credit Rating of Africa Re is A (Stable) by A.M. Best Company (since 2016) and A – (Stable) Standard & Poor’s (since 2009).

Besides its dedication to professional insurance capacity building and technical assistance to African insurers, Africa Re participates in the equity of major regional development institutions: Africa Export-Import Bank (AFREXIMBANK), Shelter Africa, African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI), Preferential Trade Area Bank (PTA Bank) and invests significantly in African financial markets.

Up to 2% of Africa Re’s annual net profit is used to finance Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives in member countries with a focus on risk management for development.

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Director of Risk Management and Compliance

Expertise Director of Risk Management and Compliance

Director of Risk Management and Compliance

Ms Yvonne Naa Korkor PALM joined Africa Re as Director of Risk Management, Compliance and Actuarial Services on 27 November 2019.

Prior to joining Africa Re, she served as the Lead Corporate Actuary at Travelers Syndicate Management in London, overseeing reserving, technical provisions, business planning and reporting of results to regulators and management.

She started her career at Ernst & Young in the USA, serving as the lead actuarial analyst for multinational clients including (re)insurers, captives and entities that self-insure their exposure. She went on to hold senior actuarial positions at Markel International and ACE European Group in London (UK). Her experience spans the United States, Europe and Latin America, as well as exposure to African, Middle Eastern and Australasian business through the Lloyd’s platform.

Yvonne is a Fellow of both the Casualty Actuarial Society (USA) and the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (UK). She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Grinnell College in the USA, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with Honours in both Mathematics and Economics

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