Our Story - Panorama Insurance Brokers

Our Story

Our Story

Panorama Insurance Brokers is a trading name for Alfagates Brokers Limited which is authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority.

The Panorama management team have operated successful businesses around the Middle East and Africa since 2004. We understand the challenges facing contractors and organisations operating in emerging markets. We possess a wealth of experience in providing solutions. This results-driven ethos has encouraged us to create a broad and comprehensive network of secondary and tertiary providers across many insurance-supporting sectors.

By applying rigid focus on the commercial reality of operating in each country, and through gathering and analyzing market data wherever our clients operate, we can truly make a difference to our client’s operational risk profile. Such knowledge is then used correctly in presenting a true picture both to the client and their insurers and facilitates meaningful engagement in the local economy.

2004

William Wakeham moves to Jordan and establishes an insurance broking business specifically for Iraqi business.

From 2004 to 2010, William Wakeham operates as the only foreign insurance broker in Iraq.

2005

William Wakeham acquired an Iraqi insurance broking license, from the Insurance Diwan in the Iraqi Ministry of Finance. In so doing, he became the only foreign insurance broker fully licensed and operating inside the country.

2006

William Wakeham created a complimentary medical evacuation business with a 24/7 operations centre in Amman, Jordan. This was identified to fill the void of genuine “on the ground” medical evacuation providers in Iraq. This business was sold in 2011.

2008

Having identified his clients’ frustrations in accessing accurate commercial news in or for Iraq, William Wakeham created the site as a value-add to his clients and as a marketing venture for the insurance business.

2010

A series of annual insurance gatherings were established, inside Iraq. William Wakeham and his team arranged for Western underwriters to travel to Iraq, to interact with the General Managers of all the local insurance companies.

Libya Business News was launched as a means of adding value to clients operating in Libya.

2011

The Iraq Club was established.

A series of quarterly networking events were arranged for senior oil and gas executives in Dubai. It had become apparent that many of the international oil and gas sector with interests in Iraq, were operating from the UAE. These networking events therefore became an important way for senior executives to meet their peers and also to engage with senior Iraqi officials.

2016

Alfagates Brokers Limited was established and registered in the United Kingdom. The company traded as an insurance introducer until full regulation was granted.

2017

Alfagates Brokers Limited became authorised and regulated by the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority.

William Wakeham bought full control of the company.

Africa Business News was launched as an online commercial news aggregator for Africa.

2018

Evelyne Assamoi purchases 15% of Alfagates Brokers Limited.

Alfagates Brokers Limited establishes trading name: Panorama Insurance Brokers.

2004

William Wakeham moves to Jordan and establishes an insurance broking business specifically for Iraqi business.

From 2004 to 2010, William Wakeham operates as the only foreign insurance broker in Iraq.

2005

Acquired Iraq insurance license.

2006

William Wakeham created and managed a Medical Evacuation business which was focussed on Iraq.

2008

Iraq Business News launched.

2010

Series of annual meetings for Iraqi insurance companies launched.

Libya Business News launched.

2011

The Iraq Club launched.

2016

Alfagates Brokers established.

2017

William Wakeham purchases full control of Alfagates Brokers.

Africa Business News launched.

2018

Evelyne Assamoi purchases 15% of Alfagates Brokers Limited.

Alfagates Brokers Limited establishes trading name: Panorama Insurance Brokers.

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Panorama will undertake a personalised risk assessment of your business territory and industry, using a wealth of local knowledge, experience and contacts.
With over a decade of experience, our professional team cover a full spectrum of insurance services, we have a lot to offer many business models.