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Stimulating innovation and opportunity for African insurtechs

Stimulating innovation and opportunity for African insurtechs

4 September, 2020    

Insurance can play an essential role in protecting society as it recovers and prepares for an uncertain future due to COVID-19.

Parsyl, a graduate of the Lloyd’s Lab, recently launched Syndicate 1796, to insure the storage and transportation of a COVID-19 vaccine, once developed, to emerging economies. Inclusivity Solutions were recently announced as the first homegrown African insurtech to take a place in the fifth cohort of the (virtual) Lloyd’s Lab in 2020. The participants heard from them and from new Lab cohort five-member Inclusivity Solutions on how they planned to use the Lab to develop digital insurance solutions to plug the insurance gap.

The audience learnt about the latest developments from Lloyd’s Lab – what it offered insurtechs and technology companies, how you could leverage the Lab to grow your business, identify new opportunities and, through Lloyd’s market mentors, increase your knowledge and broaden your network.

There were learnings from Baobab Network and Cenfri about the current trends and technology landscape for insurtechs globally and across Africa and what Lloyd’s was doing to support innovation through partnership.

The session was moderated by Driss Rhafes, CEO, CFPA School of Insurance.


  • Welcome to the Webinar: Driss Rhafes, CEO, CFPA School of Insurance
  • Introductions and Lloyd’s in Africa: Amit Khilosia, Lloyd’s Regional Head, Africa and Najwa ElIraki, Lloyd’s General Representative, North and West Africa
  • The InsurTech environment in Africa and how it compares to international markets: Arthur Chupeau, Head of Ventures, Baobab Network and Kate Rinehart-Smit, Senior Associate, Cenfri
  • A platform for innovation – Lloyd’s Lab: Ed Gaze, Senior Manager, Lloyd’s Lab
  • Parsyl – proving the concept with COVID-19 solutions: Ben Hubbard, CEO, Parsyl
  • Inclusivity Solutions – closing the protection gap with digital insurance solutions: Jeremy Leach, Founder and CEO, Inclusivity Solutions
  • Open Q&A: Facilitated by Driss Rhafes, CEO, CFPA School of Insurance


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This event was originally published by Lloyd’s Lab. Cenfri’s participation in this event is in partnership with FSD Africa.
September 16, 2020 -
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm