Independent, innovative, and empowered to deliver.

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In only 25 years, we grew from just three people in a tiny London office to one of the biggest insurance brokers on the world stage. How did we do it? With a bold independent spirit, and a culture where everyone believes in four key principles.

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People First

By looking after our own people, client success follows naturally.

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Owners' Mindset

Empowering people to feel a sense of purpose – and get satisfying results.

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Socially responsible

We believe employees should be proud of where they work.

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No Limits

Striving every day to do exceptional things.

We are proud of our unique culture, where everyone is personally invested in their clients’ success. This energised, empowered working atmosphere attracts and retains the very best talent in the insurance industry. 

Howden in Tanzania 

Howden Puri is a specialist broker, comprising local experience with global expertise. Our bespoke service is tailored to your business’ unique risks and opportunities, and we are always striving to deliver innovative, tech-based solutions for our clients. Our corporate branch is in Kinondoni and we also have a retail branch in the CBD.

Our history 

In early 2018, Howden launched a strategic partnership with B R Puri & Company Limited to form Howden Puri. B R Puri is the oldest insurance broker in Tanzania, and was one of the first established in the country over 60 years ago. During that time, we have built strong relationships in the local market and gained unrivalled experience working with insurers around the world. 

As Howden Puri, we combine Puri’s local experience and expertise with Howden’s international reach. To our local clients, we offer access to Howden’s global network - present in more than 90 territories worldwide. As the only global Top 20 broker with a presence in Tanzania, we also offer our international clients a direct access to local Tanzanian brokers with pedigree. 

Howden fast facts

  • Founded in London, UK in 1994, we’re now the largest international insurance broker headquartered outside the USA
  • We’re a truly multinational business, bringing you specialist advice in over 90 territories 
  • Our steadfast commitment to independence gives our people the freedom to deliver for clients 
  • You get all the benefits of working with a large global broker, combined with the speedy innovation and local know-how of a small independent
  • We put People First: we value and look after our employees. We like to see people thrive.

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Meet the team

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Employee ownership at our heart

Around 800 of Howden Group employees are shareholders, with a plan in place to increase that number; by 2020, we aim for 1 in 3 employees worldwide to own shares.  

While we are backed by patient, long-term investment capital, employees will always remain the largest shareholder group. 

This has a noticeable effect on the culture. 

At Howden, everyone has a voice. Ideas are embraced, effort gets rewarded and meritocracy is real. All in an environment where people enjoy their work and have fun. 

We foster an environment where people feel valued and cared for, and enjoy rising to every new challenge.


Empowered to serve you 

The experience we give our clients is everything to us. Our success comes from valuing every client and working to build relationships for the long term. 

This is only possible because of our employee ownership model and sustainable capital. No one is thinking short term. 

We can be completely client-focused because those who are closest to our clients make the decisions.  

We have a noticeably flat hierarchy for a global organisation of such size and scope, and most senior leaders still have hands-on involvement in placing risks.  

Wherever you do business, you’ll be supported by vast experience and deep-rooted local understanding. Our advice in local markets comes from people who live and breathe them. 

Always here to help

Let's talk...

+255 22 292 3442

We'll put you in touch with the person best equipped to help.

Call us on +255 22 292 3442 or drop us a quick message and we'll get back to you asap

Visit us at: Suite 203, Acacia Estates, 84 Kinondoni Road, Dar es Salaaam, 1047, Tanzania

Howden is part of Howden Group Holdings

Founded in 1994, Howden Group Holdings comprises broking division Howden, underwriting division DUAL, and data and technology business, HX.

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