Friday, August 25, 2017 12:00PM / Ola Gam-Ikon
“The transformational changes we expect in the insurance industry in Nigeria will occur when policyholders (insurance customers) understand the value of insurance and positively engage insurance operators to deliver on their promises and commitments”. This was the assertion of Ekerete Ola Gam-Ikon while speaking on the upcoming policyholders’ event, “Insurance September” put together by select professionals.
Ekerete, a respected Consultant on Insurance, Management and Strategy, stated that the time has come to discuss the insurance industry in Nigeria from the point of the positive experiences of policyholders and, to some extent, investors.
According to him, Insurance September is a developing idea that evolved from the several interactions with other professionals, business owners, policy makers, entrepreneurs and consultants concerned about the challenges the insurance industry faces in trying to respond to the increasing expectations of customers in our clime.
He said Insurance September was therefore the opportunity for policyholders to share practical ideas that will improve their experiences with the insurance operators. “Policyholders are no longer impressed with being told that insurance is highly technical and left confused when they have claims” he said.
Themed “Breaking the Code”, the event scheduled to hold on September 29, 2017 is expected to feature well respected speakers including Mr. Olufemi Awoyemi of Proshare, Mrs. Ini Abimbola of ThistlePraxis, Mr. Dienye Peterside of Pilot Finance, Mr. Charles O’Tudor of Adstrat, Mrs. Edobong Akpabio of Organic Green Animal Farms, Mr. Abiodun Atobatele of ATB Techsoft, Mr. Emmanuel Essien of Alpha Mead Capital, Mr. Olugbolahan Mark George of Mark George Consultants and Mr. Emmanuel Udowoima of BrandHealth. They will share insurance experiences from their professional perspectives.
According to Ekerete Ola Gam-Ikon, who had also worked with leading insurance brands in Nigeria, the event is holding in Lagos, the commercial capital of Nigeria and home of insurance business; to ensure quality participation from all stakeholders. Guests, largely insurance customers, are sure to enjoy a day of innovative insurance discourse that will ultimately deepen insurance penetration in Nigeria.
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