Our History


B R Puri & Company Limited is the oldest Tanzanian Insurance Broker operating for more than 62 years.  In 2018 B R Puri strategically
partnered with the Howden Broking Group to create a new local entity in Tanzania. This new entity combines local knowledge with the scale of a global broker.

The Company was established by late Mr. B.R. Puri and represented various leading insurers such as Eagle Star Insurance Company, Yorkshire Life Assurance, Scottish General, LIC of India, American Life and Crusader Life just to name a few.

Present Directors of the firm are Mr. Arun Kumar Puri and Mr. Bimal Kumar Puri who have been groomed in the field by the late Mr. B. R. Puri.  Both of the directors have been in the insurance industry for over 40 years.

Following  nationalization of the Insurance Industry in year 1977, the company operated as a leading servicing agent for the national company namely The N.I.C (T) Limited.  Later upon privatization of the insurance industry in July 1998 the company registered as insurance brokers dealing with all insurance companies registered in Tanzania.


Howden is part of the Hyperion Insurance Group and is the largest employee owned insurance broker in the world.

We are specialists, not generalists. Our leadership teams are all experienced practitioners who are actively involved in working with our clients regionally.

Together with our Howden One partners we deliver a first class global service with local expertise across all industries in Tanzania.

Our Difference

Clients’ needs first

Our experts work collaboratively and with agility to deliver first-class solutions for our clients.


We have a strong network whose commitment to transparency, integrity and excellence is upheld by shared values and one set of standards.


As independent local brokers, we truly care about our clients’ businesses and work hard to establish lasting relationships. It’s personal.


We are committed to entrepreneurship and attracting talent, so that our specialists go the extra mile to solve the most difficult problems for our clients.

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