Ingo Armenia

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INGO ARMENIA ICJSC.
TypePrivate
IndustryInsurance
PredecessorEFES Insurance CJSC
Founded1997
FounderLevon Altunyan
HeadquartersYerevan, Armenia
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Arevshat Meliksetyan (CEO), Aleksey Ilyushenko (Board Chairman)
ProductsGeneral Insurance, Life Insurance
  • Increase US $0.6 million (2019)
Total assets
  • Increase US $28.2 million (2019)
Total equity
  • Increase US $9.1 million (2019)
Number of employees
240 (2020)
ParentIngosstrakh IPJSC

INGO ARMENIA ICJSC (Russian: СЗАО «ИНГО АРМЕНИЯ»), generally known simply as Ingo Armenia, is an insurance company located in Yerevan, Armenia. Its products and services include, but are not limited to, CMPTL, property, health, personal accidents, liability insurance, as well as unique offerings for Armenian market such as agricultural, motor, cyber and cargo insurance packages.

Ingo Armenia was founded in 1997, and acquired by Ingosstrakh IPJSC in 2003, which for more than 70 years is one of the leading insurance companies in Russia. Currently Ingo Armenia is the largest insurance provider in Armenia, and even is 132nd of the Top 400 Taxpayers of Armenia, by 2019 rankings.[1]

History[edit]

Armenian insurance market is relatively new, as it started developing from 1996, when was for the first time adopted Law on Insurance in Armenia. Not long after, in 1997 Ingo Armenia was founded by Levon Altunyan, which at the time was called Efes Insurance CJSC. Afterwards, along with the market the company started its expansion, while enriching its customer base and building trust with its partners.

In December 2003, one of the largest Russian insurance companiesIngosstrakh” acquired entity’s 75% of shares, and following the purchase, the company was renamed into INGO ARMENIA Insurance CJSC.

While in 2006, the control of insurance market transitioned from Ministry of Finance and Economy of RA to Central Bank of Armenia, Ingo Armenia was relicensed and received a non-life insurance license from CBA APO 0005 (0014). In 2009 it was the first insurance company to be included in the list of 400 major taxpayers of Armenia.

In 2010, in the pursuit to solve major social issues CBA introduced Compulsory Motor Third Party Liability Insurance requirement, that boosted the popularity of insurance companies. As of the next year-end, Ingo Armenia had 12 specialized offices for the regulation of insurance claims and more than 400 branches and representative officers, which ensured the company’s exhaustive coverage in all regions of Armenia.

In the first quarter of 2012, Ingo Armenia announced its acquisition of Cascade Insurance CJSC, which was the daughter organization of Cascade Capital Holdings CJSC owned by US based Cafesjian Family Foundation.[2] The latter had almost 5,000 individual and corporate customers. The key factor making this acquisition happen was the two companies’ similarity to each other in regard to their spirit and working practices.[3]

Garnik Tonoyan, executive director of Cascade Insurance, during one of his interviews mentioned that this merger was dictated by the market, as there was a strong need for capable insurance firm with solid infrastructure to supply its operations.[4]

2017 was not only significant because of the company’s 20th anniversary, but also was crucial as the company embarked on its journey of digitalization. With the launch of its newborn strategy, Ingo Armenia was the first Armenian insurance firm to sell CMTPL contracts online. Other approaches were digitalization of document circulation, remote accident management and more.[citation needed]

Historically, the company’s focus was concentrating on corporate clients. However, from 2017 up to now, Ingo Armenia introduced new products to attract retail market.

Corporate Governance[edit]

For solid 20 years, from 1997-2017, Ingo Armenia was a traditional insurance company, with branches and representatives across the whole territory of Armenia. However it was incongruent with the company’s move toward digitalization. In 2017, Ingo Armenia initiated complete restructuring to facilitate its changed operations. The company reduced its branches to:

  • Head Office: 51,53 Hanrapetutyan Str., 0010, Yerevan, RA,
  • Kochar Branch: 35/1 Hrachya Kochar Str., 0033, Yerevan, RA,
  • Branches in the regions.

Ingo Armenia currently has flat organizational structure that increases flexibility and improves communication across all divisions.[5]

The company has two major shareholders: InVest-Polis JSC and Levon Altunyan. Ingosstrakh IPJSC is the parent organization of InVest-Polis JSC, with full controlling interest package.

Shareholder Name Ownership Participation in Authorized Capital Number of Shares
InVest-Polis JSC 75% US $3.97 million 3,093
Levon Altunyan 25% US $1.32 million 1,031

Business[edit]

Products[edit]

Ingo Armenia offers a wide range of products to its both B2B and B2C customers. The company’s focal activity is the provision of general insurance. It has nearly 240 employees and 160,000 customers as of 2020. Brief summary of its main offerings is reflected in the table below.

Product Retail Corporate
Agriculture
Aviation Risks
Cargo
CMTPL
Construction Works
Financial Risks
Health
Liability
Motor
Personal Accidents
Property
Safe Holidays
Travel

As the company’s recent target is penetrating retail market, Ingo Armenia developed number of unique offerings that were absent from current product range. The most prominent of those, was Ingocare Health Insurance exclusive product, which enabled independent individuals to acquire medical insurance for their family members and them. This facilitated the company to be a leader not only in corporate medical insurance, but also in individual insurance. Other innovative products are Apartments and Private Houses insurance packet, CASCO Plus and CASCO Seasons that are special products distinctive to Armenian market.[citation needed]

Finances[edit]

The company’s financial performance is largely dependent upon the state of Armenian business environment as it is still in its developing stage and has a rather volatile nature. In recent years, the government has brought a renewed commitment to good governance, including anticorruption efforts, transparency, and accountability, which infuses economy participants, including Ingo Armenia with optimism toward the future.[citation needed]

The financial statements of the company have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as developed and published by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), and International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation (IFRS Foundation).[citation needed]

Functional currency of Ingo Armenia is the currency of the primary economic environment in which the company operates. The company’s functional currency and presentation currency is Armenian Dram (AMD)․[citation needed]

Below are the summarized figures of Ingo Armenia’s performance for the recent years, converted in USD.

US $ Gross Premiums Written Net Profit Gross Claims Incurred Total Equity
2019[6][7]
  • Increase 27,905,812
  • Increase 563,342
  • Decrease 14,454,409
  • Increase 9,117,973
2018[8][9]
  • Increase 20,978,533
  • Decrease 424,779
  • Increase 11,232,680
  • Increase 8,160,283
2017[10][11]
  • Increase 19,134,434
  • Decrease 1,035,271
  • Increase 9,894,481
  • Decrease 7,761,543
2016[12][13]
  • Increase 17,867,291
  • Increase 1,941,043
  • Decrease 7,220,622
  • Increase 8,208,767
2015[14][15]
  • Increase 16,821,248
  • Increase 1,002,194
  • Increase 7,486,293
  • Increase 6,413,101
2014[16][17]
  • Decrease 15,256,943
  • Increase 949,145
  • Decrease 7,434,695
  • Decrease 5,337,156
2013[18][19]
  • Decrease 18,786,343
  • Decrease (1,353,526)
  • Increase 9,848,294
  • Decrease 7,100,432
2012[18][19] 22,354,587 282,376 8,632,599 7,537,354

Reinsurance[edit]

Some of Ingo Armenia’s multinational reinsurance partners are:

Company Name Ownership
Lloyd's Market A+
Allianz SE AA
AIG Europe S.A A+
Hannover RE AA-
Chubb European Group SE AA
SCOR SE AA-
Korean Reinsurance Company A

References[edit]

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