Mapfre Assistance is seeking to partner more insurance companies in Nigeria, Serge Roger Pokamme of the Assistance Services and Specialty Risks Unit, sub-saharan Africa, disclosed to Daily Independent.
Pokamme, who was one of the representatives of Mapfre at the recently concluded 42nd annual conference of African Insurance Organisation in Gammarth, Tunisia, informed our correspondent during a chat on the sidelines of the conference.
He confirmed that Mapfre is already in partnership with eight Nigerian companies, adding that the business relationships have been mutually beneficial to all parties.
Although Mapfre was skeptical about doing business with Nigerian firms initially, he said the company later realised that all the misconception about Nigeria were unfounded.
Considering the fact that Nigeria has the largest economy in the continent of Africa, he emphasised that Mapfre is desirous at partnering more firms in the country because “if you are not doing business in Nigeria, you are not operating in Africa.”
He added that working in partnership with Mapfre Assistance will significantly enhance their customer proposition, build brand value and improve their bottom line.
Mapfre Assistance works in partnership with many of the financial institutions, insurance companies, brokers, travel operators and airlines offering innovative, flexible and competitively priced insurance services and products that meet the many and varied needs of their customers.
The company’s portfolio of travel, home emergency and specialty risk insurance products is widely regarded as best in class.
Due to the fact that the organistion has in-house underwriters and claims services, it can design products that fit with client’s portfolio and customer profile, as well as ensure that any claims that should arise are handled to their specifications.