Linkage Assurance MD, Braie named among top 25 CEOs impacting firms on NSE

From left: Oscar Onyema, CEO, Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE); Okanlawon Adelagun, executive director, technical, Linkage Assurance Plc, receiving the top 25 CEOs award on behalf of his MD/CEO, Daniel Braie; Anthony Saki, head, oil and gas, Linkage Assurance, and Frank Aigbogun, publisher/CEO, BusinessDay, during the BusinessDay top 25 CEOs and Next Bulls Awards held in Lagos.

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Linkage Assurance Plc, Daniel Braie, has been named among Top 25 CEO’s whose companies impacted positively on investors at the Nigerian Stock Exchange in the 2018 financial year.

The Top 25 CEOs & Next Bulls Awards Organised by Business Day Media Limited in partnership with the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), which debuted in 2012 seeks to recognize chief executive officers of Institutions who distinguished themselves by adding value to the investments of shareholders.

“These companies have been honoured for contributing to the growth of the market capitalisation of quoted firms in 2018, in spite of the overall market performance ending in the negative territory, while others were celebrated for inculcating good corporate governance, innovations and raising the standards of their organisations to a point where it would be seamless if they were to be listed on the NSE today, the organizers said.

From left: Emmanuel Otitolaiye, chief finance officer; Okanlawon Adelagun, executive director, Technical; Anthony Saki, head, Oil and Gas; and Moses Omorogbe, company secretary, all of Linkage Assurance Plc during the BusinessDay top 25 CEOs and Next Bulls Awards held in Lagos.

Okanlawon Adelagun, Executive Director, Technical, Linkage Assurance Plc who represented the Managing Director/CEO, Daniel Braie received the award on behalf of the company.

Braie commenting on the award thanked the organizers for recognizing the efforts that the Board and Management of the Linkage Assurance Plc were making to ensure value creation for shareholders.

He said, as a company “we are committed to sustaining the rules and regulations of the capital market, ensure regulatory compliance and good corporate governance practice”

Braie noted that the company will continue to deploy strategies and measures to increase insurance penetration and grow the business such that its shareholders will continue to earn good returns on their investment.

According to Braie, the potential of the insurance industry is huge, calling on the general public to embrace insurance as the most effective and efficient means of managing their risks against unforeseen circumstances.

Linkage Assurance Plc in the 2018 financial year recorded a 31 percent increase in gross premium written, moving from N4.10 billion in 2017 to N5.39 billion , while its total assets closed at N23. 15 billion.

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