March 22 marked an important milestone in the history of insurance in St. Lucia: the official launch of the Grace Kennedy Financial Group insurance brand, GK Insurance (EC) Ltd., through agents, EC Global Insurance Agency.
The partnership with Grace Kennedy began with the inception of EC Global Insurance Company just shy of fourteen years ago.
In August 2014, the majority shareholding interest in EC Global Insurance Company was divested to Grace Kennedy. Subsequent to this, the EC Global Insurance Agency was established to support the provision of a “one-stop shop” for customers across the banking and insurance service industries.
Over the years, EC Global established a firm footing in the local insurance market, with a reputation characterized by innovative policies such as the soon to be relaunched Angel Advantage Policy.
According to General Manager of GK Insurance Ltd, Andrew Leo-Rhynie, “GK Insurance is honoured to celebrate this partnership milestone with EC Global. We have made a home in St. Lucia. GK Insurance (EC) will continue to ensure that our clients know that they are with an insurance company they can trust and their matters are in good hands with their best interest at heart.”
GK Insurance Limited is a leading insurer in Jamaica and the region. The launch in St. Lucia represents a key component of the planned growth across the Eastern Caribbean. Locations in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Antigua are expected to be operational in 2017.
Agency Manager for EC Global Insurance Agency, the official agents for GK Insurance (EC) Ltd., Anne Marie Herman, expressed thanks for the continued support from the GK family over the years and looked forward to the exciting new chapters ahead particularly for its valued customers.
Grace Kennedy was recently honoured as one of the most successful local businesses in Jamaican history, celebrating a milestone 95th anniversary. The global consumer group offers financial services including banking, money services and insurance; and food products across the globe.