Dr. Justice Ofori, the Commissioner of Insurance and Chief Executive Officer of the National Insurance Commission (NIC), has been adjudged Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Year, 2021.
During a grand ceremony at the Accra City Hotel at last weekend organised by the Ghana Leadership Awards, the Leader of Insurance Regulation and Supervision in Ghana was awarded as the Overall Best CEO for the Year 2021. There were 19 other awards on the night, presented to distinguished personalities in business, entrepreneurship, civil service and local governance, etc.
Dr. Ofori picked up a plaque and certificate as the ultimate winner, expressing shock as to how it happened. As far as he’s concerned, he was just a Nominee and did not expect to come out tops. He dedicated the award to the board, management and staff of the NIC, as well as the insurance industry as a whole.
This award comes swiftly on the heels of a few other laurels he had won within a week. The West Africa Nobles Forum (WANF) presented him with an award for upholding the virtues of Integrity, Honesty and Accountability upon becoming the Commissioner of Insurance on November 26, 2021.
Dr. Ofori was again adjudged by the National Blood Service as Overall Best Corporate Blood Donor, 2021 – for his role in leading the entire insurance industry to donate 802 units of blood to save lives in various blood banks across the country. It will be recalled that Dr. Ofori recently declared the month of August as Ghana Insurance Industry Blood Donation Month: a Corporate Social Responsibility gesture by the insurance industry that will help in restocking the country’s blood banks to save lives.
Dr. Ofori has been largely touted as a transformational leader who has brought a lot of changes in the insurance space. Key among his achievements is introduction of the Motor Insurance Database (MID), which has largely led to a significant reduction in fake motor insurances and vehicles dangerously plying our roads without insurance.
The CEO of the Year expressed gratitude to the entire insurance industry for their cooperation and hard work that culminated in these awards. “It means we are doing something right and must do more,” he told the media in a post-awards interaction. He also used the opportunity to encourage, especially, the youth to keep moving in the right direction and in honesty, as “whatever you are doing, someone is watching,” he admonished.