Allianz Ghana has appointed Darlington Munhuwani to assume the role of CEO of the company, responsible for non-life insurance.

He succeeds Patrick Prado, who is taking on a new created role as CEO of Allianz Ghana Life Insurance, which will be kicking off shortly, to develop this segment in the Ghanaian market.

Both announcements are pending regulatory approval.

Darlington Munhuwani, Zimbabwean, is an insurance practitioner with over 25 years’ experience gained in Botswana, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

He joins Allianz from Aon where he was the Regional Director/Controller responsible for Global and Multinational clients. Munhuwani is an associate of the Insurance Institute of South Africa (AIISA) and he completed the Programme for Management Development from the Gordon Institute of Business Science ,University of Pretoria.

He has held various positions in charity and business clubs, such as Rotary and Toastmasters International where he is the Past President.

“We are fortunate to have in Darlington Munhuwani a dynamic, truly pan-African insurance expert on board to lead our future growth and build our brand in Ghana, already one of our most important markets in the continent and with so much potential,” said Coenraad Vrolijk.

Patrick Prado

Patrick Prado

Patrick Prado’s journey with Allianz started in 1991 in his native France. Prior to assuming the position of CEO of Allianz Ghana in 2010, he was responsible for Allianz’s operations in the Central African Republic and Mali.

Patrick Prado, who is also President of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry and of the French Foreign Trade advisors in Ghana, has been named Knight of the French National Order of Merit in 2014. He holds a dual master’s degree in Law and Marketing from Rennes University, France.

"Patrick Prado is an outstanding leader and deserves much credit for what he has accomplished in his various roles across Sub-Sahara Africa, most recently at the helm of Allianz Ghana," Coenraad Vrolijk, Regional CEO Africa of Allianz, said. "He was instrumental in setting up the company and building a strong team. I know he will be a fantastic asset to oversee and drive Allianz Ghana’s new life insurance business."