Justice Peprah Agyei, Western Regional Manager of the National Insurance Commission (NIC), has been awarded as ‘Young Insurance Professional’ at the 2nd edition of Insurance Exellence Awards.
The award saw individuals and organisations that have excelled in the practice of insurance over the years, and was on the theme: ‘Celebrating Excellence in Ghana’s Insurance Industry’.
Tawiah Ben-Ahmed, President of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Ghana (CIIG), speaking at the event, noted that the award is to ensure that insurance practices and services in Ghana are of the highest possible standards, and conforms to internationally accepted best practices to drive sustained growth of the insurance industry to the benefit of clients.
“The award recognised the enormous contribution of deserving insurance professionals and companies, practitioners and partners who have contributed to the development of the insurance profession in the country,” he added.
He explained that under the category of ‘Young Insurance Professional of the Year’, the winner must be 40 years or below, have made a significant contribution to the industry within the year, and be a certified member of the CIIG without any professional blemish.
Also, he said the person must demonstrate competence – technical knowledge, turnaround time, and efficiency, demonstrate leadership skills, be able to produce an endorsement from a duly qualified reinsurer, broker or agent, as well as have in-depth knowledge of the industry – laws, regulations, NIC markets directives, among others.
About the ‘Young Insurance Professional of the Year’ winner.
Justice Peprah Agyei holds insurance chartered status with three different jurisdictions (Ghana, United Kingdom, and the United State of America – ACIIG, ACII, CPCU).
He has made significant contributions to the industry which include publishing over seventy (70) articles on insurance, and has a website filled with insurance content (www.jusbelriskconsult.com), as well as social media accounts – ‘the insurance classroom’ on Facebook and Youtube – that he uses to educate the general public on insurance terms and conditions, among others.
He is also a feature contributor in the Business and Financial Times (B&FT) on insurance, and was recognised as the deserving winner of an award where there was no platform to vote for a nominee.
In an interview with the B&FT, he said: “I thank God for this favour, the CIIG and the insurance fraternity for this great recognition. A quote from coach Jose Mourihno who is the Manager of AS Roma said: ‘In the game of life, put in the work and stick to it, nothing pays better’. Trust me! Then you need to be patient. How patient? More patient; success can not be hurried. And most important of all, you need the right team behind you. Do all these things and you will have the confidence to achieve anything and everything”.