PRESS RELEASE—Voting has opened for the 2023 Almond Insurance Industry Awards just as the Panel of Judges headed by Ms. Prisca Soares officially released the names of Nominees in the various categories.
The very thorough nomination process which lasted for one month had top management staffs of Insurance and Broking Firms, Corporate and Individual Clients nominating companies, and individuals based on the criteria provided.
Although some of the nominations were disallowed due to non-compliance with the criteria, over Three Hundred People combined with companies participating in the process scaled through the rigorous fine-tuning exercise by the Judges.
The categories of the awards are Life Insurance Company of the Year; General Insurance Company Of The Year; Micro/Takaful Insurance Company Of The Year; Insurance CEO Of The Year; Insurance Broking Company Of The Year; Insurance Broker Of The Year And Reinsurance CEO Of The Year.
Nominees for Life Insurance Company Of The Year are Mutual Benefits Life Assurance Ltd; Coronation Life Insurance Company Ltd; AIICO Insurance Plc; Sanlam Life Insurance Nigeria Ltd; African Alliance Insurance Plc; Capital Express Assurance Co. Ltd; Old Mutual Nig. Life Insurance Company Ltd; Custodian Life Assurance Limited; Zenith Prudential Life Insurance Co Ltd and LASACO Assurance Plc.
The nominees for General Insurance Company Of The Year include NEM Insurance Plc; Coronation General Insurance Plc; AXA Mansard Insurance Plc; Custodian & Allied Insurance Plc; Anchor Insurance Company Limited; Leadway Assurance Co. Ltd and Cornerstone Insurance Plc
For Micro/Takaful Insurance Company Of The Year, the nominees are Goxi Microinsurance Limited; Noor Takaful Insurance Limited; Hilal Takaful Nigeria Limited and Salam Takaful Insurance Company Ltd.
Those nominated for Insurance CEO Of The Year are Mr. Kunle Ahmed – (CEO) AXA Mansard Insurance Plc; Mr. Tope Smart (MD/CEO) NEM Insurance Plc; Mr. Tunde Hassan Odukale (MD/CEO) Leadway Assurance Co. Ltd and Mr. Augustine Osegha Ebose (MD/CEO) Anchor Insurance Company Limited.
The nominees for Insurance Broking Company Of The Year include BOFF & Co. Ins. Brokers Ltd.; Y.O.A Insurance Brokers Ltd.; Scib Nigeria & Co Ltd.; Golan Heights Ins. Brokers Ltd; HOGG Robinson Nigeria Ltd; FSL Insurance Brokers Ltd and ATIAT Insurance Brokers Ltd
Those nominated for Insurance Broker of the Year are Mr. Oreoluwa Ebuoluwa Olarinmoye – (CEO BOFF & Co. Ins. Brokers Ltd); Mr. Shola Tinubu. – (CEO Scib Nigeria & Co Ltd); Mrs. Enitan Solarin – (CEO Y.O.A Insurance Brokers Ltd).
Mr. Fola Daniel – (CEO – FBS Reinsurance Ltd) and Mr. Lawrence Nazare – (CEO – Continental Reinsurance Plc) were nominated as Reinsurance CEO Of The Year.
Speaking at a Press Conference in Lagos today, the Chairman of the Awards Panel of Judges Ms. Soares, said that Winners in the various categories will be based on the decision of voters who forms 60% of the judging process while collated Data from NAICOM will balance it up.
To this end, she implored nominees to encourage their clients and the general public to visit the Awards Website: (www.almondinsuranceindustryawards.com) to cast their votes.
Although voting is FREE, Soares said that companies as well as individual clients can vote just once in each of the categories.
She said the voting process will be closed on the 20th of October to allow for final processing by the Awards Panel of Judges before the Awards Nite on the 3rd of November at the Queens Park Events Center where WINNERS will be announced.
The Annual Almond Insurance Industry Awards and Consumers’ Nite was instituted to reward the “Can Do Spirit”, of the men and women in the various arms of the insurance industry who strive daily to sell insurance products and services in Nigeria despite the myriad of challenges in the business environment and the low acceptability of insurance in Nigeria.
The Awards which started in 2018 has grown to become the biggest night for insurance practitioners, policymakers, entertainers and the general public to have fun in a relaxed atmosphere.
The epoch-making event will feature top-rated Nigerian Comedians like Brain-jotter, Mr. Paul, AB Jokes, Akpan Okon, Cartoon Boy, MC Monica and a host of others. Music headliners this year are HarrySong, Skales, Terry G and a host of other new acts and Dancers.