Mrs. Patience Akyianu has been appointed as Group Chief Executive Officer of Hollard Ghana Holdings Limited, to lead its insurance operations and drive new strategies for General and Life Insurance companies.
A statement issued by the company in Accra today said Patience will join the team in October 2018, and the company is extremely excited to have someone of her calibre and experience to lead its highly skilled teams on an exciting new growth path.
“We believe that she will add significant value in achieving our vision and goals. Patience is joining Hollard from Barclays Bank Ghana, where she worked as the Managing Director for five years. She was the Finance Director of Barclays Bank Ghana before her elevation. Prior to joining Barclays, Patience was the Chief Finance Officer of Standard Chartered Bank of South Africa. Patience has over 17 years’ experience in the banking industry,” the statement read.
She has a track-record of building high performing teams and has a passion for excellent customer service.
Hollard International’s vision is to aggressively grow its insurance businesses in Ghana and to do so by creating dynamic, consumer-oriented insurance solutions that meet the needs of all Ghanaians.
“In order to support our vision of being the country’s preferred insurer, we have established Hollard Ghana Holdings – a holding company for our insurance businesses. Hollard Insurance Ghana was formerly called Metropolitan Insurance Company (MET) which operated successfully in Ghana for the past 25 years until it was rebranded as Hollard Insurance Ghana in 2015 and Hollard Life Assurance Ghana which will begin trading in July, 2018. They will now both be subsidiaries of Hollard Ghana Holdings. This holding structure will allow for operational efficiencies and shared services between the two licences.
“Our philosophy at Hollard has always been to empower experts who understand the local context to manage the businesses. We believe that Patience is an excellent addition to the team. Daniel Boi Addo, the Managing Director of Hollard Insurance Ghana, and Iddrisu Nashiru, the Managing Director of Hollard Life Assurance Ghana, will both report directly to Patience,” the statement said.