- as Ghana prepares to host conference in September
The Insurance Industry’s stakeholders have unanimously endorsed the appointment of Dr. Aaron Issa Anafure by the Commissioner of Insurance, Dr. Justice Ofori, to steer affairs as the Chairman of the Local Organising Committee of the conference of the Association of Insurers and Reinsurers of Developing Countries (AIRDC). This conference, which was originally scheduled to take place in 2020, had to be rescheduled due to the ravaging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The collective decision was taken by the entire industry stakeholders, comprising the National Insurance Commission (NIC), the Ghana Insurers association (GIA), the Insurance Brokers Association of Ghana (IBAG), the Chartered Insurance Institute of Ghana (CIIG), the Ghana Insurance College (GIC), the Chartered Insurance Ladies Association of Ghana (CILAG), and the National Association of Ghana Insurance Agents (NAGIA). This information has been communicated to the Headquarters of AIRDC in Nepal.
Dr. Anafure takes over from Rev. Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Wyns-Dogbe, the immediate past Managing Director of SICLife Insurance Company Ltd., who is still playing a key role to ensure that the conference is successfully executed.
Dr. Aaron Issa Anafure is the Managing Director of Quality Life Assurance Company Ltd. and a Chartered Insurer of the CII (UK). He holds a Diploma from the West African Insurance Institute (WAII), then in Liberia. He is a Fellow of the West African Insurance Institute, Banjul, The Gambia, and a Fellow of the CIIG. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG), as well as a member of Institute of Directors (Ghana).
Aside from his professional background, Dr. Anafure holds a Doctorate degree in Business Administration from Swiss Management Centre (SMC), Switzerland, with specialisation in Management and Corporate Governance. He obtained his Executive Masters in Business Administration in Finance option from the University of Ghana Business School, where he also pursued his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (Marketing option).
Dr. Anafure is a former Chief Executive Officer of SICLife Insurance, having moved from the same position in CDH Life Insurance Company Limited.
Dr. Anafure has served as a director on several boards which include SIC Life Company Limited, SIC Life Savings and Loans Limited as Board Chair, SIC Financial Services Limited, Merchant Bank (UMB), Ghana Insurers Association, member of Ghana Life Offices Association, member of WAICA Council, member of Association of Insurers and Reinsurers of Developing Countries (AIRDC), Chairman of UMB Holdings Limited, as well as West African Insurance Institute (WAII) Governing Council Banjul.
He has attended several courses including: Talent Management and Succession Planning, Managerial Leadership, Supervisory Management, Total Customer Solutions for Top Management, Strategic Marketing, Comprehensive Technical Life Assurance – India, and many more.
During his tenure of office as Chief Executive Officer for SIC Life Insurance Company, he was able to establish SIC Life Shopping Mall which was the first of its kind in the insurance industry. He also established the SIC Life Savings and Loans.
While in SIC Life, he led the company to win the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIMG) award (Life category) five times, and was finally called to the Hall of Fame in 2018.
Dr. Aaron Issa Anafure brings a wealth of experience to AIRDC, where he had served as a Board Member. The association, headquartered in Manila, encompasses three Continents – Africa, Asia and Southern America.