• Market specialists focused exclusively on Africa
  • Delivering treaty and facultative reinsurance solutions secured upon A rated capacity
  • Combining multi-class solutions with responsive claims handling to support growth in chosen markets

“Imara” is a Swahili word that means strong and resolute and these are our core attributes. We are reliable, resilient and resolute with the objective of driving improvements and supporting the development of a sustainable and resilient re/insurance market across Africa.

We are backed by A rated paper (Standard & Poor’s) and we are proud to offer this security to our partners. Imara’s proposition of international security coupled with an exclusive focus on Africa is truly unique.

We believe the African market deserves exclusive focus, differentiated service, high-grade security and the peace of mind that comes with that.

A new way of working

At Imara, we enable marginal improvements in each and every risk we underwrite which over time will support the advancement of the African re/insurance industry. Therefore, we only write business where we can clearly see a value add for our partners – brokers, cedants or reinsurers – and aim to work exclusively with key strategic partners.

The areas we are most passionate about are pricing, product development and technology. You can expect an open and timely dialogue with us, providing you with a view on pricing, suggesting alternatives on product design and our terms of participating on risks.

We also understand the importance of effective claims handling and efficient claims service and see this as a core component of our offering. An efficient and transparent claims service is at the heart of being able to build long-term partnerships.

We are exclusively focussed on Africa with a commitment to being present locally. We believe sustainable relationships are built in person and through a common understanding of the opportunities and challenges that our partners deal with every day. The Imara team has worked extensively across the African continent, investing in and operating Insurance businesses. We are passionate about spending time in each market in order to achieve the best results for our clients.

Imara is regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority[1].

[1] Reference number: 829192


Management Team


Bobby Swarup

Managing Director, Imara

M: +44 (0)7920 182 491

Bilal Zafar

President & Underwriting Director, Imara

M: +44 (0)7900 273 452

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