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Mrs. Hajjat Aphwa Kawaase Sebyala from Uganda is the winner of the 2019 edition of the African Insurance Hall of Fame Award. He was selected by the panel of judges from a list of nine contenders who were all seasoned insurance professionals of the African Insurance industry.

According to the Chairperson of the Award jury, Ms. Hope Murera, MD of ZEP-RE, Hajjat Sebyala has an exceptional professional profile, being the first female insurance professional in Uganda and having mentored most of the top insurance managers in her country.

Born on the 21st November 1958, Hajjat APHWA KAWAASE Sebyala (Mama Insurance), is the true motherly face of insurance in Africa as her name depicts. She was the First Ugandan Female Professional Insurer. She is presently the Deputy Board Chair of the Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda.

Hajjat Sebyala is a Management Consultant, founding Director of Energizing Solutions Ltd, a consultancy firm offering insurance solutions among others. Among the several duties she has performed for the insurance industry in Uganda in particular and Africa at large, Hajjat Sebyala was the Hon. Secretary of the Insurance Institute of Uganda (IIU) in charge of Capacity Building programmes, Hon. Secretary of the Uganda Insurers Association (UIA), Technical Manager at Pan World Insurance Company (PWICO) where she trained, groomed and Mentored many staff. She is one of the 10 Eminent Women of Uganda, and an International Climate Champion popularly known as MAAMA GREEN.

Her 37 year insurance journey covers all the broad areas of insurance . She has motivated many ladies to join the Insurance Industry. She is the founding Chairperson of Women in Insurance in Uganda (WIN).

Hajjat Sebyala was part of the formulation team for the Africa Union Agenda 2063 and the AU Gender policy, and is a Presidential Medal recipient in Uganda in 2016

On the academic perspective, Hajjat Sebyala holds a (Bachelor of Sciences(BSC) Degree from the Makerere University, Kampala, a Diploma in Business Management (DBM) from the Institute of Public Administration, a First Class Masters in Management Studies Degree (MMS) from Uganda Management Institute. She is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII) UK, a Fellow of the Insurance Institute of Uganda (FIIU) and Chartered Insurer of the CII UK, as well as several Certificates in Corporate Governance, Gender, Management, Mentoring and Coaching.



This category of the Hall of Fame Award was bagged by SAHAM Assistance Morocco.

A subsidiary of SAHAM Finances, SAHAM Assistance is the 1st automobile assistance plan in Africa. With more than 460 000 service providers across the world and its partnership with Allianz Global assistance (former World Assistance Group), SAHAM Assistance offers a wide range of benefits to more than 8 million service providers comprising health, car, travel and death assistance.

SAHAM Assistance has had a successful track record for its 37 years in Africa, which now enables it to extend its activities to 18 countries of the continent.

In 2018, the company handled 1.2 million calls as well as 300 000 files, making a total of 57.1 million USD $ written premiums. SAHAM Assistance employs 450 collaborators and ensures that 100 operators are available 24/7 with 19 languages spoken on its platform. Elsewhere, SAHAM Assistance relies on the Allianz Global assistance network which manages more than 460 000 service providers worldwide.

In addition, more than 1 million insured persons benefited from Car Assistance offered through insurance companies, during the last financial year. The Travel Insurance (proposed through intermediaries or banking systems) on its part, had a total of 282 000 policyholders, whereas the Diaspora Insurance (distributed through banking networks) had a total of 16 000 policyholders.

All of its efforts in innovation and service quality have enabled it to obtain the ISO certification on a continuous basis since 1999. In addition, SAHAM Assistance is the first insurance company in Morocco to be certified ISO 9001 V2015 and SERVICERT.