The Ghana Chapter of the African Association of Young Insurance Professionals has been inaugurated in Accra. The inauguration took place over the weekend as part of the events at the Chartered Insurance Institute Ghana’s Insurance Excellence Awards, 2023 edition held at the Movenpick Hotel. YIP is a convocation of young insurance professionals with the motive of the advancement of insurance in the entire continent. The association is dedicated to attracting and retaining young and talented professionals in the insurance industry across Africa as well as providing a platform for them to develop through major educational and networking events.
The vision of the association is to be the leading organisation in the development of young insurance professionals through education and access to opportunities across Africa, thereby supporting the continued growth of Africa’s insurance industry.
The continental organisation was established in 2022 and is headed by its President, Tobi Osanaiye, and Secretary-General Mubarak Ibrahim, from Nigeria and Ghana respectively.
The patrons of the Ghana Chapter are Dr. Kwaku Appietu Ankrah, Head of Local Operations at Ghana Reinsurance; Mrs Jacqueline Benyi, MD of Enterprise Life; and Nashiru Iddrisu, MD of Hollard Life.
The Ghana Chapter’s Country Director is StarLife’s Lawrence Daniels. Its General Secretary is Vanguard Life’s Sikapa Kofi Adjei. The Financial Controller is SSNIT’s Yvette Adubea Anderson. Kennedy Owusu of Sanlam Life is Coordinator, Membership & Partnership; and Sneider Akomaning of Hedge Risk Consult is the Coordinator, Media Relations & Strategy.
The Ghana Chapter aims to create a network of young insurance professionals for exchanging information, ideas and experiences and to provide platforms for continuous career growth, professional development and learning through seminars, conferences and other such fora. It also seeks to attract youths into the industry, demonstrating insurance as a rewarding and stimulating lifetime career for the youth.
Again, it aims to attract and retain new talent by grooming future leaders and encouraging their passion for insurance as an industry; collaborate with insurance companies toward promoting and facilitating graduate programmes and internships; create awareness of the benefits of insurance to increase market penetration; enhance the image of young insurance professionals through community involvement and customer awareness efforts; coordinate with insurance organisations, regulators and operators toward fulfilment of mutual objectives; and promote platforms for undergraduates to connect with young professionals at dedicated events, providing practical learning about insurance through interactions.