Josephine Amoah

Ms Josephine Jennifer Amoah is a chartered insurer by profession, a Fellow of the Insurance Institute of Ghana, and a Fellow of the African Leadership Initiative West Africa (ALIWA).

She holds a BSc degree in Administration from the University of Ghana and is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute. She had her secondary school education at Wesley Girls’ High School. Ms Amoah worked with Vanguard Assurance Company Ltd, one of the top insurance companies in Ghana, for 22 years and rose to the position of Joint Chief Executive Officer.

In 2001 she was appointed Commissioner of Insurance, making her responsible for the regulation of the insurance industry in Ghana and the day-to-day administration of the National Insurance Commission. During her tenure in office she introduced legal reforms that transformed the insurance industry in Ghana and brought the insurance business in Ghana in line with international practice.

Ms Amoah spearheaded the establishment of the Ghana Insurance College, which has brought about phenomenal changes in professional insurance training in Ghana. She has been a member of the Presidential Committee for the Promotion and Revitalisation of Industry and served on Care International’s Advisory Committee on Micro-Insurance. She was a member of the board of directors of the National Health Insurance Authority, and a member of the Presidential Commission on Pensions. She was also a member of the board of trustees for the Millennium Excellence Awards 2005, and the chairperson of the Financial Sector Regulators Meeting.

Internationally Ms Amoah served in various capacities, notable among them as an executive committee member of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) and regional coordinator for Sub-Saharan Africa. She was also a member of the governing council of the West African Insurance Institute (WAII), and the first chairperson of West African Insurance Supervisors (WAIS).

She is currently Chief Executive Officer of Insurance Solutions Limited and is an independent trustee for the private pension schemes of Guinness Ghana Ltd, Newmont Ghana Ltd and HFC Bank (Ghana) Ltd.

Ms Amoah has the following awards to her name:

  • Ghana Women of Excellence Award (2011)
  • Ghana Association of Women Entrepreneurs (GAWE) Award in recognition of personal achievement (2003)
  • United African Insurance Brokers (UAIB) Award for contribution to the insurance industry (2003)
  • Wesley Girls’ High School Award in recognition of professional achievement (2002)
  • University of Ghana, Holger Engberg Award for Business Policy (1978)