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PROFILE OF THE CHARTERED INSURANCE INSTITUTE OF GHANA (CIIG)

The Chartered Insurance Institute of Ghana (CIIG) formerly known as Insurance Institute of Ghana (IIG) was established in 1970 as the pioneer professional insurance body to unify and provide common platform for insurance professionals in Ghana. The Institute was formally inaugurated on October 06, 1972 by the late former Head of State, Col. I. K. Acheampong. There were eighty-six (86) members of Institute in 1972 with Mr. Osei Kufuor as the President.

On January 28, 1982 the Chartered Insurance Institute of Ghana was registered as a professional body under the Professional Bodies Registration Decree, 1973 (NRCD 143). The Institute built international recognition as an affiliate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of London (CII-UK) which maintained an examination Secretariat in Accra-Ghana at the time of the inauguration.

The founding objectives of the Institute at the time of the inauguration were among others to secure the maintenance of professional standards, discipline and etiquette among persons who are members of the Institute and to also localize the insurance professional examinations to make them more relevant to the needs of the local insurance market and be more meaningful and interesting to students.

Past Presidents of the Institute include Nana Awuah Darko-Ampem I, Mr. Osei Kufuor, Mr. Edward Mensah, Mr. Selbi Ashong- Katai, Mr. Albert Brock and Bishop Asante Marfo-Ahenkora.

The need to secure Chartership of the CIIG became necessary and this was initiated and led by the President at the time, Bishop Asante Marfo-Ahenkora. The objectives of CIIG have been summarized under the draft CIIG Chartership Bill as; to promote the development of the insurance profession and practice to ensure the integrity of the insurance profession in the Country; and to ensure that insurance practice and services are of the highest possible standards and conform to internationally accepted best practice.

In 2016, the members of CIIG adopted a Constitution through an Annual General Meeting under the leadership of Mr. Albert Brock as President. The CIIG Constitution on July 13, 2021 was amended through an Extraordinary General Meeting to expand its scope to include among others all insurance professionals including those practicing in the Health and Pensions sectors and to also create the Certificate and Diploma membership classes.

The CIIG is currently implementing a strategy named “Defend and Grow Strategy” from January 2021 with an aspiration to Grow the CIIG within a world class governance environment. Among the initiatives under the CIIG strategy is to redefine insurance penetration in Ghana to include Health and Pensions to the Life and General Insurance, develop ABC of Insurance Book as well as develop Insurance Practice Reference Manuals to improve insurance practice. We thank the GIZ for the support in developing the Insurance Practice Reference Manuals. We consider our mentorship program currently underway key to building future-fit capabilities of our members as we continue to pursue the Chartership of CIIG and the CIIG Insurance Excellence Awards to promote insurance professionalism.

The Governing Council of the Institute is made up of six (6) elected National Officers, One (1) Representative of the National Insurance Commission (NIC), One (1) Representative of the Ghana Insurers Association (GIA), One (1) Representative of the Insurance Brokers Association of Ghana (IBAG), One (1) Representative of the Private Health Insurance Association-Ghana (PHI-G), One (1) Representative of the Chamber of Corporate Trustees (CCT), One (1) Loss Adjuster or Representative of Loss Adjusters, the Director of the Ghana Insurance College (GIC) and the Immediate Past President of the Institute

Mr. Tawiah Ben-Ahmed           –           President

Dr. Geraldine Gina Abaidoo    –           Vice President

Mr. David M. Avor                     –           General Secretary

Ms. Daisy Stead                         –           Asst. Gen. Secretary

Mr. Enock Narh                         –           Treasurer

Mr. Kofi O. Akoto                       –           Public Relations Officer

Mr. Shaibu Ali                             –           IBAG Representative

Mrs. Hannah E. Frimpong         –           NIC Representative

Mr. George Addison                   –           GIA Representative

Mr. Asante Marfo-Ahenkora     –           Ex-Officio Member

Mr. Richard Okyere                    –           GIC Representative

The Council of the CIIG is supported by Standing Committees including the following:

  1. Professional Standards, Discipline and Ethics Committee
  2. Professional Education and Research Committee
  3. Finance & Audit Committee
  4. Editorial and Publicity Committee
  5. General Purpose Committee
  6. Legal & Lobby Committee
  7. Awards Committee
  8. Membership Committee

The CIIG currently have 1,266 registered individual members and 76 corporate members.

We continue to enroll members and are happy to welcome all insurance practitioners in Ghana to join the CIIG. Feel free to contact us on info@ciig.edu.gh, +233 (0) 30 397 0295 or visit our website: www.ciig.edu.gh. The Chartered Insurance Institute of Ghana is located at No. 67 Independence Avenue within the premises of the National Insurance Commission (GA-016-9180).

The core values the members of CIIG have committed to are Professionalism, Integrity and Excellence (PIE).