On May 20, 1948, the Dutch insurance company “Eerste Nederlandsche/Nieuwe Eerste Nederlandsche” started its operations in Curacao. The name “ENNIA” was introduced in 1974 when the insurance companies EN/NEN, NILMIJ and ALBOZ merged. In that same year ENNIA's present headquarters for the Dutch Caribbean were inaugurated in Curacao.
In 1981 ENNIA merged with AGO Insurance. The new name of the parent company became AEGON. ENNIA was already so well established within the Dutch Caribbean, that it was decided not to change the name.
In 1987 ENNIA was converted into an independent limited liability company and also started selling life insurance under its own name. In that same period, ENNIA began offering local institutional and private investors the possibility to participate in its share capital.
In pursuit of greater independence and in compliance with the new legislation governing the insurance industry, ENNIA Caribe Holding N.V. was established in 1993. Today, ENNIA Caribe Holding N.V. is a fully independent company under Antillean law. Its insurance operations are carried out through separate subsidiaries: ENNIA Caribe Leven NV (Life) and ENNIA Caribe Schade NV (General Insurance).
In 1998 ENNIA's majority shareholder, AEGON, sold its interest in ENNIA to Nuts Ohra. At the end of 1999, Delta Lloyd N.V. and Nuts Ohra merged into Delta Lloyd N.V. and at that time ENNIA became part of the Delta Lloyd Group.
In 2002 ENNIA took over the healthcare insurer “De Amersfoortse Antillen NV” (known as ENNIA Caribe Zorg N.V. today).
In January 2006 Delta Lloyd sold its ENNIA Caribe Holding N.V. shares to Parman International B.V., which is the current and only shareholder of the ENNIA group of companies.