GHANA RE’S FIRST CEO ROUNDTABLE CONFERENCE, DUBAI, UAE
Ghana Re’s first CEO Roundtable Conference was held at the Apex Insurance Training Centre, Dubai International Finance Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates from April 9 – 13, 2017 with Enterprise Risk Management as the focus.
The ultimate goal was for each CEO to walk away with a clear picture of what ERM is, what they could achieve from ERM and an action plan to help run their businesses.
The facilitators were Dr. Abiba Zakariah, Managing Director of Ghana Re and Mr. Yacoub Sawalha, an Insurance and Risk Consultant of Apex Insurance. They were assisted by Mr. Zuhair Al Atout, CEO of Apex Insurance.
There were eleven participants from nine insurance companies from four countries; Ghana, Sudan, India and UAE attended the programme.
The Conference was jointly opened on Monday, 10th April, 2017 by Dr. Abiba Zakariah and Mr. Zuhair Al Atout. In attendance were Mad Gracita Aoa-de Gracia, Manager Insurance and Reinsurance, Dubai Financial Centre (DFC), Mr. Lawrence Njore of Apex Insurance, Nairobi Office, Mr. Tareq Marea and Ms. Julie Justin, both of Apex Insurance, Dubai office and Mrs. Mary Ohene-Adu of Ghana Re.
Participants were taken through various topics including Defining Enterprise Risk Management, Role of ERM in Corporate governance using some models such as the COSO Framework, and Establishing Risk Appetite. Resource person also provided some demonstration on the practical implementation of ERM, Designing Risk Maps, Risk Registers and Business Continuity Plan.