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WE ARE IBGL

Insurance Brokers – Guyana Limited (IBGL) pioneered the insurance broking industry profession in Guyana when it was founded by William Hansel Barrow in 1969 and it has provided a bespoke professional services for our clients ever since.

Rapid growth as a consequence of much early success led us to move to the iconic building on Carmichael Street in the heart of Georgetown, a location that has been our home ever since.

Our team of subject matter experts continue to set the benchmark for the broking/consulting profession, ensuring that our clients’ needs underpin everything that we do.

OUR REPUTATION SPEAKS FOR ITSELF

IBGL is licensed by the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance to sell all insurance policies. Our scope of insurance cover can be found here. We recognise the importance of placing our clients’ business with insurers that are well managed and financially sound.  Our own financial analysts help us to ensure that we utilise insurers that can be expected to fulfill their contractual obligations to our clients. We communicate and actively engage our clients during the consultation process as the selection of underwriters requires cooperation and diligence.

We have the distinction of being the accredited AON representative in Guyana; AON is one of the world’s largest Brokers with offices based worldwide. This much-valued relationship is testament to our longstanding and ongoing strength in the industry.

IBGL IS A MEMBER OF:

INSURANCE ASSOCIATION OF THE CARIBBEAN

INSURANCE INSTITUTE OF GUYANA

GUYANA INSURANCE BROKERS ASSOCIATION

GEORGETOWN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY

OUR SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM

  • WILLIAM HANSEL BARROWFOUNDER

    William “Hans” Barrow has been involved in the Insurance business since 1966. A few years after his appointment to C. T. Bowring in London, Mr Barrow was posted to Guyana as Head of their subsidiary. Mr Barrow founded Insurance Brokers Guyana Limited (IBGL) in 1969 and it remains the pioneer of insurance broking services in Guyana to this day.

    In 1983, the Government of Guyana bestowed the Medal of Service to Mr Barrow for his dedication and pioneering work in the field of insurance broking in Guyana, the only time to date that anyone operating wholly in the field of Insurance has received this honour.

    Mr Barrow retired in 2019 due to ill health – but his values and work ethic remain as part of the fabric of the company.

  • EWART ADAMSDEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR

    Ewart Adams has been with IBGL since 1981 and has a wide array of knowledge and experience of all types of insurances, combined with an extensive understanding of claims negotiations, risk management, and management accounting. Throughout his career, he has attended numerous insurance courses, seminars, and conferences, both locally and internationally.

  • ADRIAN BARROWSHAREHOLDER

    Adrian has recently returned to Guyana from UK where he has built a career as a well-respected Management Consultant to some of the largest companies in the world (BP, British American Tobacco, Nestle, Unilever to name a few), in various countries around the world.

    He was also the founder of a digital marketing and social media company and we are pleased to have his services as a consultant to the company as we embark on a digital transformation journey, as well as his all round business experience.

    Mr Barrow is the son of our founder, Hans Barrow and is the majority shareholder in the company.

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