Finance Monthly - Women In Finance 2021

71 About Patience Akyianu Currently championing insurance excellence in Ghana, Patience is an experienced world- class business leader with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Skilled in Capital Budgeting, Portfolio Management, Financial Risk, Business Planning, and Risk Management. Strong business development professional with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) focused in Finance from University of Ghana, Business School. Mrs. Patience Akyianu is the Chief Executive Officer of the Hollard Group in Ghana and is a director of both Boards of Hollard Insurance Ghana (General Insurance) and Hollard Life Assurance Ghana. Patience has made an immeasurable impact in less than two years as a determined leader of Hollard Ghana. Before joining the Insurance Industry in October 2018, she was the Managing Director of Barclays Bank Ghana and spent 17 years in the banking sector. After assuming the Group CEO role of Hollard Ghana, its general insurance business, Hollard Insurance Ghana moved from 5th to 3rd in terms of Gross Written Premium. Over the last year, the Life Insurance business has been growing with a unique sales model and innovative products that are making the business gradually popular with customers. Patience’s community service efforts are far-reaching and unique. She is very passionate about Youth Leadership and takes time mentoring and coaching young people. She is an ambassador for the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) helping students bridge the gap between academia and industry. She is also the founding member of both the Executive Women Network and International Women’s Forum, Ghana. About Hollard Insurance Ghana Hollard Insurance Ghana combines its deep knowledge of the local market with the world- class expertise of an international brand. With our headquarters in South Africa, but our feet firmly planted on Ghanaian soil, we’re able to deliver innovative insurance solutions that are customized to the unique risks you face. Today, Hollard Ghana. has branch offices in Tema, Kumasi, Takoradi, and Tamale and a network of 24 customer service centers called Hollard2U Offices being managed by relationship managers countrywide. Business can be done from any of these offices. G H A N A Insurance Leader of the Year Patience Akyianu Group CEO, Hollard Insurance Ghana

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