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INSURERS OPEN UP: Kiros Jirane, CEO of Africa Insurance


January 5 , 2020


Kiros Jirane, CEO of Africa Insurance

Kiros Jirane, a 58-year-old father of three, is the CEO of Africa Insurance, a 25-year-old insurance firm. He earned his first degree in business administration from Addis Abeba University. He also holds a CII diploma in insurance from the Insurance Institute of London, the United Kingdom. He has been in the insurance industry for the past 22 years, all of them spent at Africa Insurance, making him one of the veterans in the industry.

What is your biggest fear?

Absence of peace

What was the brand of your first ever mobile phone?

Ericsson, which was also called "Duster"



Which animal do you hate the most?

I don't hate animals

Which social media platform do you use most frequently?

I don't use social media


What bill surprised you the most? What was it for and what was the cost?




I haven't had such an experience

How long do you spend on your phone?

Maximum of five minutes at a time

Which foreign meal/food did you not like after tasting it?

Where do you want to go on earth before you die?


I might think of that after I retire

What is your biggest regret?

No big regret so far

If you got a chance to have dinner with a prominent person, with whom would you choose to have that supper?

With no one



PUBLISHED ON Jan 05,2020 [ VOL 20 , NO 1028]






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