It was glitz and glamour as the 2020 edition of the Ghana Insurance Awards came off on Saturday, August 29. The night of recognition and reward for excellence saw the crème de la crème of the insurance industry converge at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra.
In his address, Event Director Richard Abbey stressed that the scheme honours the outstanding performance, professionalism and innovation in the Ghanaian insurance industry; and is informed by data while placing a premium on transparency and being subject to rigorous ethical standards.
“What we do [as event organisers] is try to ensure credibility… This is a very professional industry; we cannot sit back and decide to score people without evidence as the basis,” he stated, adding that the event’s successful staging – which had been rescheduled as a result of the ongoing pandemic – was a triumph for the insurance and event-organising industries.
This was echoed by the Executive Director of CIM Ghana, Kwabena Akuamoah Agyekum, who highlighted the awards industry’s importance to the recovery of other industries. Also present on the night was the CEO of Asante Kotoko Football Club, Nana Yaw Amponsah.
For special recognition awards, Beatrice Amponsah – CEO of Cosmopolitan Health Insurance, was presented with the CEO of the Year for Private Health Insurance award; Emmanuel Mokobi Aryee, CEO of Prudential Life Insurance Ghana, was adjudged CEO of the Year, Insurance Category; and Kwame Acheampong-Kyei of Glico Group was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The winners include Agent of the Year, Ernest Odame-Fidelity Bank; Unsung Hero Award, Elton Afari-Cosmopolitan Health Insurance, for private health category; Nana Efua Rockson-Glico Group, for insurance category; and Cynthia Agyemang-Darko, Fidelity Bank Ghana – for banking category; Re-Insurance Company of the Year, GN Reinsurance Company Limited; Best Growing Private Health Insurance Company of the Year, Metropolitan Health Insurance Ghana; Best Growing Company of the Year-General Insurance Category, Hollard Insurance; Best Growing Company of the Year-Life Insurance Category, Prudential Life Insurance; and Major Loss Award, Enterprise Insurance Company.
Claims Initiative Award-Insurance Category, Milvik Ghana (BIMA); Emerging Brand of the Year, Prudential Life Insurance Ghana; Fastest Growing Life Company of the Year, Allianz Life Insurance Company Ghana; Indigenous Insurance Company of the Year, SIC Life Company; Customer Care/ Service Award-Insurance Category, Star Assurance; Bancassurance Leader Award, Absa Bank Ghana; Personal Line Insurer of the Year, Starlife Assurance; Product Innovation Award-Insurance Category, Metropolitan life Insurance Ghana Ltd. – The Family Eternity Plus; Commercial Line Insurer of the Year, Hollard Insurance; Mobile Insurance Leadership, Milvik Ghana Ltd. (BIMA); and Marketing Initiative/Campaign of the Year-Insurance Category, Hollard Insurance Ghana.
Promising Company of the Year-Insurance Category, Saham Life Insurance Ghana; ICT Leadership Award-Insurance Category, Enterprise Life Insurance Company; Brand of the Year-Insurance Category, Glico General Insurance; Brand of the Year [Private Health Insurance Category], Acacia Health Insurance; Innovative Product of the Year [Private Health Category], Cosmopolitan Health Insurance; Customer Care/Service Award [Private Health Category], Glico Healthcare; Promising Company of the Year-Private Health Insurance Category, Acacia Health Insurance; ICT Leadership Award [Private Health Category], Nationwide Medical Insurance; Private Health Insurance Company of the Year [Private Health Category], Nationwide Medical Insurance; and CSR Leadership Award-Insurance Category, SIC Life Company.
Young Achiever Award, Cherise Ige [Prudential Life Insurance]; Woman of Excellence, Patience E. Akyianu (Group CEO-Hollard Insurance Ghana Ltd.); General Insurance Company of the Year, Enterprise Insurance Company; and Life Insurance Company of the Year, Enterprise Life Insurance Company.