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CHIEF BUSINESS SUPPORT OFFICER (INDIVIDUAL LIFE)

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John Ekar Smart is an astute insurance salesperson with expert financial acumen. He
began his insurance career in 1987 when he joined Gemini Life Insurance Company,
now Glico Life Insurance Company, as a Sales and Marketing Executive.
Through hard work and dedication, he was promoted to the rank of a marketing
manager, the very first Marketing Manager position at Gemini Life. A position he held
until he traveled to the USA to further his studies.
In the USA and after completing his studies, Smart worked for over twenty years in
banking. He finally worked assiduously and rose through the ranks to become an
Assistant Vice President and a Banking Center Manager. Smart worked for the Bank of
America N.A and with Susquehanna Bank N.A until 2014 when he returned home to
Ghana.
In 2019, Smart was appointed as Chief Business Support Officer to ensure efficient
business processes in support of individual life sales. In 2015, he was appointed as
GLICO LIFE's Chief Business Development Officer responsible for developing businesses
for Individual Life Assurance. In 2014, Smart was appointed the Group Marketing
Consultant to streamline sales operations.
Smart holds a post graduate Diploma in Life Insurance from the School of Professional
Studies, New Jersey – USA, a post graduate Diploma in Life Insurance Marketing from
Life Insurance Management and Research Associate (LIMRA) in Connecticut – USA and
an Associate Degree In Computer Science from KNUST – Ghana.
Additionally, He is a member of the American Institute of Banker (AIB) and holds a
postgraduate Diploma in Banking from USA, an MBA in Finance from Strayer University
– USA, and a Bachelors Degree in Management from the University of Phoenix – Arizona
USA.