BY NKECHI NAECHE-ESEZOBOR–The African Insurance Organisation (AIO), yesterday named Benhabiles Cherif as the new Pesident of the Organisation.
He takes over from the immediate past president Dr Ben Kajwang, Director/CEO of the College of Insurance in Kenya.
Cherif has spent more than 30 years in the Algerian insurance market.
According to report “Cherif is CEO at CNMA, after joining the company back in 2008 as a technical director of insurance. Before that he had spent more than 15 years at the Algerian Insurance and Reinsurance Company.
The report added that ” In his time at CNMA, Mr Cherif has transformed its agricultural insurance programme and is now invited across the continent to share his expertise.
Meanwhile, the 50th AIO conference will hold in Namibia, in the month of May 2024.
President of AIO Dr Ben Kajwang, disclosed this yesterday at the AIO General Assembly in Algiers, Algeria.
He also disclosed that the 2025 conference will be hosted by Ethiopia; 2026 by Cameroon and 2027 by Morocco.
He however urged all delegated and other stakeholders to attend next year conference,
Namibia is a large country in Southern Africa that borders the South Atlantic Ocean, between Angola to the north and South Africa to the south. With a surface area of 824,290 square kilometers, it is similar in size to Mozambique and about half the size of the U.S. state of Alaska.
Namibia is a large country with a small population of about 2.53 million (2021). The driest country in Sub-Saharan Africa, it is rich in mineral resources, including diamonds and uranium, sharing borders with Angola, Botswana, South Africa, and Zambia.
The highlights include Etosha National Park, Fish River Canyon Park, the Namib desert, and the Kalahari Desert. The country was a former colony of Germany but gained independence back in 1966.