The 8th edition of the Africa Economy Builders Awards recognized Delphine Traoré Maïdou as CEO of the Year for the significant contribution she made to Africa’s economy as CEO of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) Africa from 2012 to 2017 based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The award ceremony took place in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on April 28 to celebrate and promote individuals and organizations for playing key roles in developing African economies.
Under Delphine’s leadership, AGCS Africa expanded significantly its number of employees and range of insurance solutions for corporate clients across the region. In February this year, Delphine joined the board of management of Allianz Africa as regional Chief Operating Officer (COO) where she is responsible for the development of the Allianz Group’s business in the continent. She remains a non-executive member of the board of management of AGCS Africa.
Originally from Burkina Faso, Delphine has been recognized widely for her leadership as well as her insurance and risk management expertise. Notable awards include: Outstanding Woman Leadership Award (Africa Leadership Awards 2015), Choiseul 100 Africa Top Economic Leaders for Tomorrow (2014 and 2015) and ranked 11th out of 50 Most Influential Women in Francophone Africa (2017) by Jeune Afrique.
Delphine continues to contribute significantly in developing and transforming the African insurance industry as president of the Insurance Institute of South Africa and member of the African Risk Capacity’s Outbreak & Epidemic (O&E) Advisory Panel.