#AskDelphine about #AfricaBusinessRisks

Press Release | February 17, 2016 | Johannesburg
The Africa CEO Forum launched a Q&A Campaign #AskDelphine this week through their Twitter handle @africaceoforum and their LinkedIn page wherein they are asking their followers to #AskDelphine Maïdou CEO of Allianz Group’s industrial insurer, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) in Africa about AfricaBusinessRisksfor2016andbeyond. The campaign is run in both English and French, which enables brokers and risk managers across both Francophone and Anglophone Africa to take part.
Africa CEO Forum will then pick relevant questions after a week and post the responses from Maïdou on @africaceoforum and LinkedIn and also tweet to AGCS and twitter handles @AGCS_Insurance and @Allianz. Brokers, risk managers and stakeholders can participate by replying, retweeting, liking and sharing the content using #AskDelphine.

This campaign is based on the 2016 Allianz Risk Barometer, which was released in January this year. “Risk management is an ever changing discipline and it is important for us to constantly engage brokers, risk managers and other stakeholders beyond our four walls to get a sense of the type of risks they are dealing with and how we as AGCS Africa can work with them,” says Maïdou.  “While businesses in Africa are less concerned about the impact of traditional industrial risks such as natural catastrophes or fire, they are increasingly worried about the impact of other disruptive events, fierce competition in their markets and cyber incidents, so this platform enables AGCS Africa to continue our discussion in finding relevant risk management and insurance solutions.

The drive, which should run for over a week gives AGCS in Africa the ability to interact with brokers and risk managers about leading risks on continent ahead of the actual forum in Abidjan from 21 – 22 March. Maïdou and other colleagues from AGCS Africa will be taking part in it specifically at an AGCS Africa-sponsored knowledge session to discuss the topic - the finish line: becoming an African champion.

The forum, which is attended by leaders from government such as presidents - Alassane Outtara of Ivory Coast and Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya - and business, will enable AGCS Africa to grow its followership and network on the continent with some of the most influential people in the region.
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