Eagle Star Insurance Co., Ltd

Eagle Star Insurance Co., Ltd

Eagle Star Insurance Co., Ltd was founded by Edward Mountain in 1904 as the British Dominions Marine Insurance Company, which operated as a marine insurance office in the five principal overseas Dominions. It started writing fire and accident policies in 1911 and life assurance policies in 1916.

It expanded rapidly in its early years acquiring the Eagle (founded by Sir William Rawlins in 1807) in 1916 and both the Sceptre(founded in 1864) and the Star (founded in 1843) in 1917. It was renamed the Eagle Star & British Dominions in 1917 and Eagle Star in 1937.

Eagle Insurance was born out of a merger between African Guarantee and Eagle Star to form Rhodesian Eagle in 1965.

Until 2010, Eagle Insurance was an Associate company of Zurich Insurance Company South Africa Limited.The company provides innovative and comprehensive insurance solutions for risks related to Motor, Marine, Aviation, Property, and Health Insurance.


  • James Gavin