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Black American Life Insurance Ownership: Discovering New Opportunities (2017 Infographic)

Author(s): Nilufer R. Ahmed, Ph.D.

Industry Issues

Black Americans are an important segment of the U.S. population. Measuring their life insurance ownership and coverage levels provides a benchmark against which companies can measure their effectiveness in this market.


Meet the Project Director

Nilufer R. Ahmed, Ph.D.
Senior Research Director, Insurance Research — Markets

Ahmed is responsible for conducting and reporting on research related to unique markets such as women, multicultural groups, and the generations. She has authored reports on marketing to Hispanics, Chinese Americans, Asian Indians and African Americans, women in the U.S. and Canada, and Generations X and Y. 

Ahmed initiated LIMRA’s Women’s Market Study Group and serves as staff representative to this group as well as LIMRA’s Diversity Marketing Committee. She currently serves on the advisory board of The American College State Farm Center for Women and Financial Services. 

Before joining LIMRA, she was an associate population officer at the United Nations. Ahmed earned a doctorate in sociology (with an emphasis on demographics) from the University of Michigan.

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