Patience Akyianu is the African Female Business Leader of the Year

Leading in unchartered territory
Patience Akyianu, Group CEO of Hollard Ghana

Hollard Ghana’s Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) Patience Akyianu has achieved continent-wide recognition as the African Female Business Leader of the Year at the just-ended 6th Invest in Africa Summit 2021 (virtual) organised by the prestigious African Leadership Magazine.

The award ceremony was held as a highlight of the 6th Invest in Africa Summit, which was organised under the theme Africa 4.0: Redefining Growth, Sustainability, and Innovation.

African Business Leadership Awards seek to acknowledge and commend top-performing individuals for their selfless services to nation-building. This meritorious award recognises leading lights on the continent contributing to changing the African narrative.

The selection process ethics entail three steps, involving nomination, subsequent voting and final screening by the editorial team of African Leadership Magazine.

Patience Akyianu emerged winner of the African Female Business Leader of the Year category. Patience was recognised as an exceptional female leader with fantastic managerial skills, who despite stiff competition in a male-dominated world has shown resilience, courage and sagacity in building a worthy brand.

Receiving the award, Patience Akyianu in her acceptance speech expressed profound gratitude to God, the advisory council, the editorial team and Dr. Giami of the African Business Leadership Awards.

“I am so delighted to be honoured as the African Female Business Leader of the Year, and I give all the glory to God from whom all blessings flow. I am completely stunned by the massive support I have received from across Africa, especially from Ghana during the voting process, and I thank everyone for this overwhelming vote of confidence. It is clear to me that I could not have emerged as the winner of this prestigious award without the help and support of my family, friends, my church community, colleagues at Hollard Ghana, and the various networks I’m part of.”

“I therefore dedicate this award to my entire network and all the people who have contributed to making me who I am today. I’m very encouraged by this recognition, and will continue contributing my best to the financial services sector and development of our continent. Together, through hard work, we will create and secure a better future for all. Thank you for this international honour,” she added.

According to Dr. Giami, publisher of African Leaders Magazine, the 2021 Africa Business Leadership Awards (ABLA) celebrate grit, purpose and impact in Africa’s business environment, especially in what continues to be a difficult period for most people due to impacts of coronavirus. He further added that the leaders who have emerged winners in various categories have exhibited these celebrated attributes in admirable capacities and are deserving of great accolades.

About Hollard Ghana

The country’s favourite insurance group is Hollard Ghana, with subsidiaries Hollard Insurance and Hollard Life Assurance. The group combines its deep local knowledge of the market, having previously operated in Ghana for 25 years as Metropolitan Insurance, with the world-class expertise of an international insurance brand in 18 countries across the world. With feet firmly planted on Ghanaian soil but headquartered in South Africa, Hollard delivers innovative insurance solutions customised to the unique risks Ghanaians face. Hollard offers various life and general insurance products including funeral, personal accident, motor, business, travel, home and more; and can be reached via the following means: 0501603967 (Hollard Insurance) and 0501533698 (Hollard Life).

Beyond various nationwide office branches and Hollard 2U franchise shops, Ghanaians can find Hollard at Shell Fuel Station Welcome Shops, Melcom stores and online at and for all their insurance needs.

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