News New office in Casablanca, Morocco

Advanta announces new office in Casablanca, Morocco

Feb 18, 2022
ADVANTA’S existing global network of strategic loss adjusting businesses is further strengthened with the addition of a new office in Casablanca, Morocco.

ADVANTA Morocco is headed by Christopher Cole, our North African Regional Director, and Kamal Taghzouti, who has been named our Office Director after building strong relationships in the region over the last 12 years. With decades of experience in working with major insurers and reinsurers, our highly experienced team have developed expertise in major and complex claims across a wide range of industries, from engineering to construction, business interruption, liability and energy.

George Viar, Advanta CEO, said ‘What sets Advanta apart is the ability to handle assignments across the commercial scope, combining both technical expertise and leading specialist experience. We look forward to working more in Morocco and West Africa as a whole.’

Christopher Cole has over 30 years’ experience in loss adjusting handling a broad range of property claims, often dealing with politically sensitive and multinational clients in France, Switzerland, the Benelux countries, the Indian Ocean region, the Caribbean, as well as the francophone countries of North and West Africa. Chris specialises in claims related to industrial all risks, machinery breakdown, business interruption and fine art.

Kamal Taghzouti is an Insurance Consultant with over 30 years’ experience within the insurance industry. Kamal joins Advanta after a successful career of 18 years at AXA Morocco where he most recently held the position of Chief Distribution Officer, in addition to previous positions in underwriting & claims management. He has actively participated in the improvement and optimisation of claims processes and has experience in team management and commercial business strategy.

Advanta’s goal is to ensure the highest quality service, while maintaining proximity to the local markets in which we operate. This new strategic office strengthens Advanta's presence in West Africa and will deliver to clients professional adjusting services through technical experts in the region.