NAIROBI (Reuters) – Jihan Abass, a 26-year-old Kenyan woman, often walks into meetings full of puzzled faces as people crane past her looking for the boss of her new digital motor insurance company.
Jihan Abass, founder and CEO of Griffin Insurance, speaks during an interview with Reuters as they prepare to release their flagship digital-only car insurance company, in Nairobi, Kenya January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Jackson Njehia
Abass is the boss.
“They would be surprised to see that it was actually me,” said Abass from her bright office in Nairobi, where almost every wall is covered in dry-erase marker scrawls.
Abass is founder and CEO of Griffin Insurance, which released its flagship mobile application on Friday. Griffin is Kenya’s first digital-only car insurance company, which lets customers pay in instalments and pause coverage if they travel abroad. Griffin will process claims in a week rather than the industry standard of 30 days, she said.
“It allows you to buy your…
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