About Us

Overview

Lion Assurance Limited is a leading insurance company in Uganda with a diverse array of unique insurance products and covers. Lion Assurance is a member of TA Holdings and belongs to a regional insurance group which has its presence in Botswana, Uganda and Zimbabwe. We draw from the strong interaction of the business units in the various countries to ensure that the insurance solutions it offers are world class.

We serve the corporate, commercial and personal markets. The corporate business division, supported by various underwriting managers, assist brokers in designing a complete range of tailor-made insurance products. We are also the leading provider of horticultural and loan protection insurance products.

We were recapitalised In January 2006 to the tune of UGX 9 billion making it the second most capitalized short-term insurer in the Uganda. The underlying rationale of recapitalisation was to enhance the policyholder security through strengthened balance sheet while at the same time enhancing the underwriting capacity and the service delivery of the company.

Our Mission

To provide quality insurance services that are customer focused and innovative.

Our Vision

To be the insurer of choice in Uganda

 

We are associated to

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Why Lion Assurance

We are more than qualified and able to meet your particular needs for protection and insurance against whatever form of happenstance. Our diverse array of products allow you to pick exactly what you need with very specific criteria. Our prompt claims settlement process and many other reasons seen below enable us to give you a top quality experience.

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  • A healthy balance sheet

    A healthy balance sheet

    We have the second largest balance sheet in the Ugandan Insurance sector. This, coupled with reputable international reinsurers cements our ability to cover all manner and size of risk, ranging from small private to enormous organisational risks.

  • Prompt Claims Settlement

    Prompt Claims Settlement

    Our claims process is quick and easy and can even be started online. Some claims processes may even be completed within 24 hours.

  • A solid strong backing by our reinsurers

    A solid strong backing

    Lion Assurance has a strong backing from top international reinsurers. This enables us to provide cover for enormous riks which may not be covered by other insurers. Our re-insurers include: The Africa Reinsurance Corporation - Kenya, Grand Reinsurance - Zimbabwe, Hannover Reinsurance Africa Limited - South Africa, Kenya Reinsurance - Kenya and PTA Reinsurance Company Of Nairobi - Kenya. Other reinsurers may be involved depending on a need-to-need basis.

  • Awarded for claims handling and service delivery in 2009

    Awarded for claims handling and service delivery in 2009

    Lion Assurance was voted as 1st runner up for claims handling and 2nd runner up for service delivery in 2009 by the Uganda Association of Insurance Brokers.

  • Flexibility

    Flexibility

    We are more than able to suit our clients' and businesses' needs due to our flexible structure and make-up of our product line, customised to our various customers' needs.

  • Business Synergy

    Business Synergy

    Due to Africa-wide associations, Lion Assurance has a solid financial foundation that enables us to ensure our customers with proper cover. We are associated with TA Holdings, an investment company based in Zimbabwe. TA Holdings also extends its reach through its sister Insurance companies: Botswana Insurance Company and Zimnat Lion in Zimbabwe.

  • Technologically advanced

    Technologically advanced

    We use Sirius, the superior computer package; which ensures superior customer service delivery.

  • Our team at Lion Assurance has extensive experience in their areas of operation.

    Excellent human resource

    Our team at Lion Assurance has extensive experience in their respective areas of operation and adopt a proactive, innovative approach to winning and retaining business.

  • Enormous Growth

    Enormous Growth

    The company has seen enormous growth over the past years, growing in terms of gross written premium.

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Corporate Social Responsibility

A spirit of giving back to the community is one for the humble and servants of society. Through the value of care, Lion Assurance has managed to give back to society through various Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives pursued since inception in 2004 and these include;

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The Team

Human resource is the most valuable asset a company could have and at Lion Assurance we couldn’t agree more. From staff, policy holders, agents and the general public everyone has a crucial role to play in our company.

Board of Directors

  • Owekitibwa Godfrey Kaaya Kavuma - Chariman, Board of Directors, Lion Assurance
    Owekitibwa Godfrey Kaaya Kavuma - Chariman, Board of Directors, Lion Assurance
    Owek. Godfrey Kaaya Kavuma
    Chairman
    Owek. Godfrey Kaaya Kavuma
    Chairman

    Owek. Godfrey K. Kavuma is the Former Deputy Katikiro and former Minister for land in the Buganda Government. He is a prominent commodity trader in the Ugandan Market. Managing Director Central Broadcasting Service (CBS).He also holds directorships in Kyoga Co. Ltd and Busiiro Enterprises Limited.

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  • Mr. Hannington Karuhanga - Director on the Board of Directors at Lion Assurance Kampala Uganda
    Mr. Hannington Karuhanga - Director on the Board of Directors at Lion Assurance Kampala Uganda
    Mr. Hannington Karuhanga
    Director
    Mr. Hannington Karuhanga
    Director

    Mr. Hannington Karuhanga is the Managing Director Savannah Commodities (grain and coffee exporting business). He holds several directorships in Infocom, Airtel (U) and is the current Board Chairman of Stanbic Bank (U) Ltd.

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  • Henry Kibirige - Board of Directors at Lion Assurance Kampala Uganda
    Henry Kibirige - Board of Directors at Lion Assurance Kampala Uganda
    Mr. Henry Kibirige
    Director
    Mr. Henry Kibirige
    Director

    Mr. Henry Kibirige is the former Executive Director Bank supervision with Bank of Uganda. He is also a Non Executive Director for Centenary Bank and The Institute of Bankers and Financial services.

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  • Mrs. Gertrude Wamala Karugaba - Board of Directors at Lion Assurance Kampala Uganda
    Mrs. Gertrude Wamala Karugaba - Board of Directors at Lion Assurance Kampala Uganda
    Mrs. Gertrude Wamala Karugaba
    Director
    Mrs. Gertrude Wamala Karugaba
    Director

    Gertrude Wamala Karugaba is a qualified advocate with a Master of Law (LL.M) She is a member of the both the Uganda Law Society and the East African Law Society. Gertrude has eight years legal experience and has worked extensively in the legal banking sector. She is currently a Partner at Sebalu & Lule Advocates.

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  • Mr. Laurence Pule Khupe - Board of Directors at Lion Assurance Kampala Uganda
    Mr. Laurence Pule Khupe - Board of Directors at Lion Assurance Kampala Uganda
    Mr. Laurence Pule Khupe
    Director
    Mr. Laurence Pule Khupe
    Director

    Mr. Laurence Khupe is an Attorney and Notary Public in Botswana. He is a partner in Collins Newman & Co where he heads the firm’s property division and specializes in Corporate Law. He is a director of Botswana Insurance Co which is the majority shareholder of Lion Assurance Co. Ltd.

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  • Mr. Douglas Mamvura - Board of Directors Lion Assurance Kampala Uganda
    Mr. Douglas Mamvura - Board of Directors Lion Assurance Kampala Uganda
    Mr. Douglas Mamvura
    Director
    Mr. Douglas Mamvura
    Director

    Mr. Douglas Mamvura is a marketing professional and founder of Corporate Momentum, a leading marketing consulting firm in South Africa. Douglas is one of the most sought after marketing and turnaround strategists in Zimbabwe. He has held top positions with international brands such as Coca-Cola, Standard Chartered Bank, CBZ Bank and was the former Managing Director of Premier Bank Zimbabwe.

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  • Mr. Bryan Thorn - Board of Directors at Lion Assurance Kampala Uganda
    Mr. Bryan Thorn - Board of Directors at Lion Assurance Kampala Uganda
    Mr. Bryan Thorn
    Director
    Mr. Bryan Thorn
    Director

    Mr. Bryan Thorn is a qualified Chartered Accountant Zimbabwe CA (Z) since 1976.  He worked with Deloitte & Touché for over 30 years 22 of them as partner and five as senior partner.  He has experience as an assurance partner in various industries that include: Mining, Hotels, Manufacturing, Construction, Retail and Financial Services.  He holds an Executive Position in the Chairman’s Office of TA Holdings Limited.

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  • Mr. Newton Jazire - Managing Director, Lion Assurance Kampala Uganda
    Mr. Newton Jazire - Managing Director, Lion Assurance Kampala Uganda
    Mr. Newton Jazire
    Managing Director
    Mr. Newton Jazire
    Managing Director

    Mr. Newton Jazire is the Managing Director of the Company. He has 10 years experience in insurance. He worked with Zimnat Lion Insurance, Harare, Zimbabwe and Botswana Insurance Company in Gaborone, Botswana where he held managerial roles prior to taking up the position of Operations Manager at Lion Assurance. Newton holds a Masters degree in Business Leadership (MBL) from the Graduate School of Business , University of South Africa, RSA and Bachelor of Commerce degree in Insurance and Risk Management, from NUST, Zimbabwe. He also holds an Advanced Diploma in Insurance (ACII)  from the Chartered Insurance Institute(CII) , London, UK and a Chartered Insurance Practitioner.

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  • Rita Namakiika Nangono - Company Secretary and HR Manager at Lion Assurance Kampala Uganda
    Rita Namakiika Nangono - Company Secretary and HR Manager at Lion Assurance Kampala Uganda
    Rita Namakiika Nangono
    Company Secretary/Human Resource Manager
    Rita Namakiika Nangono
    Company Secretary/Human Resource Manager

    Rita Namakiika Nangono is a qualified Advocate of the High Court with a Bachelors degree in Law (LLB Hons.) from Makerere University and a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre. She is a member of both the Uganda and East African Law society. Rita has over 5 years experience in both legal practice including Corporate Law, Insurance law, International Business, Litigation and Arbitration Management as well Human Resources Management and systems.

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Senior Management

  • Mr. Newton Jazire - Managing Director, Lion Assurance Kampala Uganda
    Mr. Newton Jazire - Managing Director, Lion Assurance Kampala Uganda
    Mr. Newton Jazire
    Managing Director
    Mr. Newton Jazire
    Managing Director

    Mr. Newton Jazire is the Managing Director of the Company. He has 10 years experience in insurance. He worked with Zimnat Lion Insurance, Harare, Zimbabwe and Botswana Insurance Company in Gaborone, Botswana where he held managerial roles prior to taking up the position of Operations Manager at Lion Assurance. Newton holds a Masters degree in Business Leadership (MBL) from the Graduate School of Business , University of South Africa, RSA and Bachelor of Commerce degree in Insurance and Risk Management, from NUST, Zimbabwe. He also holds an Advanced Diploma in Insurance (ACII)  from the Chartered Insurance Institute(CII) , London, UK and a Chartered Insurance Practitioner.

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  • Joan Musiime - Financial Controller, Lion Assurance Kampala Uganda
    Joan Musiime - Financial Controller, Lion Assurance Kampala Uganda
    Joan Musiime
    Financial Controller
    Joan Musiime
    Financial Controller

    Joan Musiime is the Financial Controller of the company, she has been working with Lion Assurance since 2008 and has over 9 years combined experience in Assurance and Advisory Business Services (Audit), Management Advisory Services (Consulting) and Financial Management. She has experience with diverse sectors of the economy: specifically; Banking and Insurance, Not for Profit organizations (donor funded development projects), Government and Quasi-Government enterprises, and Telecommunications.

    She worked with Ernst and Young and AH consulting before she began working at Lion Assurance. She has a Bachelors degree in Commerce (B.Com Hons.) from Makerere University Business School and has been a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) since 2005. She is also a member of the Certified Public Accountants of Uganda and is currently pursuing an MBA with Edinburgh Business School.

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  • Donato Laboke - Marketing Manager at Lion Assurance Kampala Uganda
    Donato Laboke - Marketing Manager at Lion Assurance Kampala Uganda
    Donato Laboke
    Marketing Manager
    Donato Laboke
    Marketing Manager

    Donato’s expertise includes research, marketing & communication strategy, tactical advertising, brand development, sales strategies and channel planning both in and out of the insurance sector. His marketing communication traces back to ZK Advertising (U) Ltd, from where he joined Fireworks Advertising (U) Ltd. While at Fireworks he held managerial roles in which he delivered high standards of Service Excellence as the Head of the client service department and in addition developed strategic marketing plans for the different clients to meet their marketing needs. Donato successfully designed and managed brand and sales campaigns for Crown Beverages Ltd (PEPSI), Centenary Bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA), National Social Security Fund (NSSF), Uganda Communication Commission, and Uganda Insurers Association (UIA) among others. Away from his profession, Donato is a studying member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM-UK) a member and former Chairman of Uganda Bikers Association

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  • Ms. Florence Namagembe - Business Development Manager at Lion Assurance Kampala Uganda
    Ms. Florence Namagembe - Business Development Manager at Lion Assurance Kampala Uganda
    Ms. Florence Namagembe
    Business Development Manager
    Ms. Florence Namagembe
    Business Development Manager

    Florence is a Fellow of the Insurance Institute of Australia and New Zealand and has a Graduate Diploma in Insurance from Deakin University majoring in General Insurance and Management. She joined Lion Assurance effective 18th February 2013, with a wealthy experience consisting of working with APA Insurance Company Uganda Limited and a well known International Brokerage House - AON Insurance. She has proven skills in providing innovative insurance solutions to clients.

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  • Godfrey Buyondo Kisirinya - Technical Manager, Operations at Lion Assurance Kampala Uganda
    Godfrey Buyondo Kisirinya - Technical Manager, Operations at Lion Assurance Kampala Uganda
    Mr. Godfrey Buyondo Kisirinya
    Technical Manager, Operations
    Mr. Godfrey Buyondo Kisirinya
    Technical Manager, Operations

    Godfrey has over 10 years working experience in the Insurance sector. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) - Degree from Makerere University majoring in Literature and Political Science, a Diploma in Financial Services (General Insurance) – Senior Associate of Australia & New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance (ANZIIF) and is a Certified Insurance Professional (CIP) of Australia and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance and holds a Certificate of Insurance Practice – awarded by The Australia Insurance Institute (AII). He has risen through the ranks as an underwriter with Lion Assurance Company Limited to Technical Manager Operations a position he currently holds.

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  • Rita Namakiika Nangono - Company Secretary and HR Manager at Lion Assurance Kampala Uganda
    Rita Namakiika Nangono - Company Secretary and HR Manager at Lion Assurance Kampala Uganda
    Rita Namakiika Nangono
    Company Secretary/Human Resource Manager
    Rita Namakiika Nangono
    Company Secretary/Human Resource Manager

    Rita Namakiika Nangono is a qualified Advocate of the High Court with a Bachelors degree in Law (LLB Hons.) from Makerere University and a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre. She is a member of both the Uganda and East African Law society. Rita has over 5 years experience in both legal practice including Corporate Law, Insurance law, International Business, Litigation and Arbitration Management as well Human Resources Management and systems.

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