Following an outstanding performance over their first two-year term, the entire executive of the Insurance Brokers Association of Ghana (IBAG) has been re-elected by the association’s members for a second two-year term in office. This will ensure continuity in the management of a professional association that has grown significantly in public stature under its current leadership.
The re-election of the officials means that Shaibu Ali, CEO of KEK Brokers, continues as president for the next two years; Stephen Kwarteng Yeboah, CEO of Olea M&G Brokers, retains the Vice Presidency; Bianca Noshie, CEO of Insurance Management Services, continues as General Secretary; and Phillip Atinga, Business Development Manager of Khols & Hols International Insurance Brokers, stays on as Treasurer. In a similar vein, Kofi Akoto, General Manager at Akoto Risk Management, retains the position of Assistant General Secretary; Ms. Sheila Wristberg, CEO of Risk Management Services, returns as Assistant Treasurer; and Mrs. Lena Adu-Kofi continues as ex-officio of the returning leadership of IBAG.
The wholesale re-election of the administration shows members appreciation of several outstanding achievements made over the past two years, the most remarkable being IBAG’s entry into the famous Lloyds Insurance Market in London.
IBAG’s leadership over the past two years ensured that member-countries maintained the highest level of service quality, sensitised the insuring public on the advantages of using brokers which comes at no cost to the client – brokers are paid by the primary insurance underwriter who is given the business by a broker; and made sure brokers maintained strong professional integrity and good ethics which enhanced public confidence in the brokerage sector. It also engaged in several professional capacity-building initiatives which have made members and the brokerages they work for better at what they do.
Importantly, the returning leadership showed concrete appreciation and recognition to several members who were adjudged to have shown exceptional commitment to supporting IBAG’s activities. Beneficiaries of this included Mary Kyei of Boatley Associates; Larry Jiagge of RMAS; Bishop Asante Marfo-Ahenkorah of Tri-Star; Nathan Ediu of Akoto Risk Management; Kofi Ampaw of Alpha Brokers, among others.
During their first term, the administration demonstrated their commitment to IBAG by holding six general meetings in a year, including an Annual General Meeting and an end of year cocktail party.