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SuperReturn Africa
3-5 December 2024
The Westin, Cape Town

Mikir Shah
Founder & CEO at Africa Specialty Risks


Mikir Shah is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Africa Specialty Risks, boasting over 25 years of experience in Africa.

Prior to ASR, Mikir was Founder and Chief Executive Officer of AXA Africa Specialty Risks. A highly skilled practitioner with extensive financial experience, Mikir has also previously held the position of Head of Insurance (UK) and Head of Financial Institutions at Barclays Investment Bank. He started his career at ABN AMRO Bank N.V where he became Head of European and Emerging Markets before joining Macquarie Capital as Head of India showcasing his diverse market experience and skillset.

An advocate of taking a proactive approach to insurance by finding and working with clients on the ground in Africa, Mikir was born in Kenya and has frequently visited Africa to understand client’s specific needs and provide solutions.

When not at the office, Mikir can be found at the gym completing high impact workouts.

Mikir Shah's Network

Agenda Sessions

  • Crisis management: deconstructing the challenges