East Africa Reinsurance Company was incorporated in 1993 and commenced operations on 1st January of 1995. The company was formed through a joint initiative of local insurance companies in Kenya and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank. The main object... read moreive for establishing the company was to serve the reinsurance needs of the local insurance market; and with time grow to other regional and international markets. At the time, the local reinsurance market was dominated by the major international reinsurers, with a few national and inter-governmental reinsurers playing a peripheral role. There was also a need to develop local reinsurance capacity to reduce over-dependence on international markets and preserve foreign currency reserves.