Solomon Lartey, Insurance CEO of the Year, flanked by his colleagues Theo Oninku (Left) and Emmanuel Blankson (Right)
The Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana has named Solomon Lartey, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Activa International Insurance Ghana as the Best Insurance CEO of the Year 2017 at its 8th Ghana Entrepreneur and Corporate awards ceremony held over the weekend.
Mr Lartey, a member of the Executive Committee of Group Activa, is a Chartered Insurance Practitioner (UK), and also holds an MBA from the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Arts (Hon) Degree from the University of Ghana.
The CEO, who is a product of Accra Academy, has worked in the London Market as a Claims Manager at Planet Accident Claims.
He served as an insurance broker at Brooklands Financial Services Limited.
He worked as a Mortgage and Insurance Consultant at the Simple Group in Mitcham, Surrey, United Kingdom and later held the same position at Bryant and Menson UK Limited (an appointed representative for Mortgage Broking Services Limited in Manchester).
The Ghana Entrepreneurs and Corporate Executive Awards is dedicated to celebrating and recognizing executives in the corporate sector, who demonstrate excellence in their profession, as well as show leadership and commitment in their respective organizations and to the existing corporate culture of diversity.
Mr Lartey dedicated the award to his children and thanked the board, management team and staff for pushing him to such level.
Activa has consistently sponsored the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) awards for five consecutive years to bring insurance awareness to the sporting fraternity and lovers of sports.
It has consistently sponsored the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) awards for five consecutive years to ensure that Ghanaian industries are educated about the immense benefit of insurance beyond what the local insurance market offers.
The company also offered free insurance packages to award winners to introduce them to the enormous benefits of certain classes of insurance business that hitherto were not offered on the Ghanaian market.
Other winners included Group Chairman of McDan Group of Companies, Daniel Mckorley, Overall Best Entrepreneur of the year and Dr Felix Anyah, Chief Executive Officer Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Overall Best CEO of the Year (Public Sector), 2017.