Alexander Boakye Yiadom is an associate member of the Chartered Insurance Institute – UK. He started his insurance career with GLICO Life as a marketing officer in 1997.
Through hard work, commitment to duty, and other remarkable abilities, he was appointed Regional Sales Manager in 2001. In 2014 he was promoted to head the Claims Department; a position he has held commendably till date.
Mr. Boakye holds Advance Diploma in purchasing and supply from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, UK; a Diploma in Microfinance from the University of Cape Coast; a Diploma and Advance Diploma in Insurance from the Malta International Training Centre (M.I.T.C.)
He has also attended a number of industry training programs to augment his vast knowledge.
Benjamin Avickson is a business leader with a proven track record in strategic sales and marketing of insurance for more than fifteen years in the insurance industry; specifically with GLICO Life.
He started his sales career as a life insurance Sales Executive at Koforidua and by dint of hard work progressively held different positions in the Sales and Marketing Department of the Company before his latest appointment as the Company’s Southern Sector Manager.
Benjamin holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Marketing from the University of Professional Studies, Ghana, and a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Computer Engineering from the All Nations University College, Ghana. He is currently a level seven student of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, United Kingdom.
He has added to his wealth of knowledge through his participation in both local and international training programs and seminars over the years.
Augustina Cudjoe is a veteran in the insurance industry. Her experience spans over thirty years in the life insurance sector of the industry. She is regarded as one of the most dedicated and loyal employees of the Company.
She joined GLICO Life after graduating from Kumasi Polytechnic and through hard work and unparalleled commitment to the cause of the Company, has risen through the ranks to her present position. She has also mentored a number of salespersons, who have now become stalwarts in the insurance industry.
Augustina Cudjoe has been recognized and awarded on several occasions for her invaluable contributions to the Company.
John Ekar Smart is an astute insurance salesperson with expertise in financial services. He began his insurance career in 1987 when he joined GLICO Life as a Sales and Marketing Executive.
Before traveling to the US to further his education, John was promoted to the rank of a marketing manager; the first employee of GLICO Life to hold that position.
After completing his studies in the USA, John stayed and worked for over twenty years in banking. Some of the banks he worked with include the Bank of America N.A and Susquehanna Bank N.A.
In 2014, Mr. Smart was appointed the Group Marketing Consultant to streamline sales operations and in 2015, he was appointed Chief Business Development Officer of GLICO Life responsible for growing the Individual Life arm of the business. In 2019, Mr. Smart took a new role as the Chief Business Support Officer.
Mr. 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 – the USA, and an Associate Degree In Computer Science from KNUST – Ghana.
He is also a member of the American Institute of Bankers (AIB) and holds a postgraduate Diploma in Banking from the USA, an MBA in Finance from Strayer University – USA, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from the University of Phoenix – Arizona, USA. He has acquired a Diploma in Insurance from the Ghana Insurance College and pursuing courses that would lead to him becoming a Chartered Insurer.
Ms. Cynthia Ewusi is dynamic, has a very high sense of a professional approach to work, ability to evaluate performance, and motivates staff to be result-oriented. All these qualities have made her one of the seasoned Micro Insurance Managers in Ghana. For many years now, she has been the major driving force behind the phenomenal growth of the Company’s microinsurance business segment.
Ms. Cynthia Ewusi holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Management with Computing from Regent University College of Science and Technology and is currently pursuing her Master of Science (MSc) program at the Ghana Telecom University College.
As part of her continuous professional and career development, she has participated in several courses and seminars, both locally and abroad, which have enhanced her knowledge and capabilities in her current profession.
Joseph Sefah Duah has thirteen years of experience in the insurance industry in Ghana. He was appointed the Chief Sales Officer, Individual Life, in 2019 after working with Prudential Life Insurance Company (Prudential Life) as a National Sales Manager for a number of years.
At Prudential Life, Joseph also held other prior positions including being the Head of Agency Development. He was also the first Head of Recruitment and Selection at Prudential Life and is largely credited with championing the Recruitment and Selection philosophy that is driving sales at Prudential Life.
Previously, he was the Head of Marketing and Sales at Quality Insurance Company and the Head of Business Development at KEK Insurance Brokers. Before entering into the insurance industry, Joseph worked as a Teaching Assistant at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, and also as a Soldier with the British Army. Joseph has attended various insurance training courses, seminars, and conferences in Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Dubai) and the United Kingdom.
Joseph successfully completed his university education in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Sciences (Economics and Sociology) from the University of Cape Coast. He also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Marketing from the University of Ghana Business School and a Masters in Population Studies from the University of Ghana, Legon (2003).
He holds a Diploma in Insurance (CII-UK), a Diploma in Insurance from the Ghana Insurance College, and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from KNUST.
Ernest Appau Asumang was appointed the Chief Finance Officer (CFO) of the Company in 2019. Before his appointment as the CFO, Ernest served as the Head of Accounts of GLICO Life, after holding other management positions within GLICO Life and GLICO Group.
Ernest Appau Asumang joined GLICO in January 2008 as a Senior Audit Officer having worked with and obtained extensive experience from Kwesie and Baah Consultants and later Osei Kwabena and Associates (both Chartered Accountants).
The pursuit of his professional career also took him to Ghana Post Company Limited as an Assistant Manager, Audit, and Metro Mass Transit Ltd as Senior Auditor.
Ernest holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Finance from the University of Cape Coast and a Bachelor of Arts- Social Sciences from the University of Ghana, Legon.
Professionally, he is a Chartered Accountant and a member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana (ICAG) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation Ghana.
Ladonna Agyeman-Buahin (Mrs.)
Mrs. Ladonna Agyeman-Buahin is a career marketer with over ten (10) years of progressive experience in sales & marketing. She is currently the Chief Operations Officer (COO) for GLICO Life Insurance Company Ltd.
Prior to rejoining GLICO Life as COO, she was the Head, Group Business & Partnerships at Hollard Life Assurance Ghana Ltd from June 2018 to November 2019. Mrs. Agyeman-Buahin began her sales & marketing career at GLICO Life as a Marketing Officer and worked diligently, rising through the ranks to become the Officer-in-Charge of Broker Relations. By dint of hard work and commitment, she was promoted as the Business Development Manager for Group Business; a position she held from January 2014 until her exit from GLICO Life in June 2018. Her return to GLICO Life as COO, is to support the growth agenda of the new Managing Director and ensure operational efficiency in positioning GLICO Life as the “Brand of Choice”.
Mrs. Agyeman-Buahin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Ghana, Legon; a Masters of Business Administration from GIMPA; an Advanced Diploma in Insurance from the Ghana Insurance College and a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration also from GIMPA. She is a Chartered Insurer and an Associate Member of the Chartered Insurance Institute, United Kingdom (CII-UK).
Vida Kyei holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B Hons) from the University of Ghana and a Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Development Studies (BA IDS) from the University for Development Studies, Tamale.
She was called to the Ghana Bar in 2014 having successfully obtained a Barrister at law certificate from the Ghana School of Law.
Her areas of specialty include commercial law, corporate law, investment law, land law, and general litigation.
Prior to her joining GLICO, Vida Kyei worked with Ghana’s Attorney General’s Department, Center for Development Partnership, and Beyond Aid.
Vida Kyei also serves as the Company Secretary for GLICO General, GLICO Capital, GLICO Healthcare, and GLICO Pensions.
She is a member of the Ghana Bar Association.
Mr. Stephen Badu has over sixteen years of experience in insurance and occupational pension schemes management. Before being elevated to his present position, he was the Chief Business Development Officer (Group Business) of GLICO Life Insurance Company (GLICO LIFE). Having joined GLICO as a Management Trainee, he has, over the years, played major roles in the growth of the company. He was appointed the Underwriting Supervisor a couple of years after joining GLICO LIFE.
The satisfactory performance of his duties as the Underwriting Supervisor resulted in the Company reposing more confidence in him and subsequently tasking him to manage the Group Business portfolio in addition to other supervisory roles.
He worked tirelessly with his team to grow the portfolio to become one of the major sources of premium income for GLICO LIFE.
He was recently elevated to the position of Executive Director (Business Development) at GLICO Group Ltd to bring his vast experience to bear on the growth of the various subsidiary companies of the Group.
Mr. Stephen Badu, who is also a lawyer by profession, holds a Bsc (Land Economy) from KNUST and MBA from GIMPA. He also possesses a Diploma and Advance Diploma certificate in Insurance. He also obtained his LL.B (First Class Hons.) from GIMPA and BL/QLC from the Ghana School of Law. He is a member of the Ghana Bar Association, International Bar Association, and the Chartered Insurance Institute (UK).
Mr. Stephen Badu has also participated in major courses and seminars both locally and internationally to add on to his wealth of knowledge.