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Nigeria’s Margaret Moore leads African women insurers

Nigeria’s Margaret Moore leads African women insurers

The Nigerian insurance industry has recorded another high, as Margaret Moore, the managing director/CEO of Trust Insurance Brokers Limited and president of Professional Insurance Ladies Association (PILA) in Nigeria becomes the pioneer president of African Insurance Women Organisation (AIWA).

AIWA is an Association committed to uplifting and empowering women in the African insurance sector, with the vision of connecting Africa Women in insurance for a greater impact.

While the mission is to promote insurance knowledge and penetration through a sustained dedication to the pursuit of ethical values in the African insurance industry and by creating interactive platforms that support members in achieving their professional goals.

In her acceptance speech, she thanked the Professional Insurance Ladies Association noting that it was during her first international education program in the Gambia that the idea of having a unified Association for all women in Insurance in Africa was birthed.

She urged insurance women in Africa, to join forces with her to “promote inter-African cooperation among professional insurance women in other to foster insurance ethics, professionalism and Insurance penetration through a sustained dedication to the pursuit of ethical values.

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She also called for the need to work for equal opportunities for women in the insurance industry in various African countries; while noting that providing continuing education, intellectual growth and career advancement for members and aspiring Insurance Practitioners.

She however called for the support of members to be able to establish Insurance Women Associations in Northern and Central African Regions among others.

In achieving the above she said, “We plan to effectively collaborate with African Insurance Organisation, Insurance Regulatory Authorities and the Insurance Institutes of African countries and those of other continents.”

Moore is a seasoned composite insurance practitioner with considerable exposure and experience in underwriting, claims, marketing and reinsurance with over two and a half decades of managerial work experience in the Insurance Industry.

She started her career in insurance with Nigeria Reinsurance Corporation in the late 80s and participated in the coordination of the underwriting activities in the Oil and Gas Department for nearly ten years.

She worked with Prestige Assurance Plc as Head of, the Marine Underwriting department; United Trust Assurance Company as Head of Technical Operations in the position of Assistant General Manager.

She was with Crusader Insurance plc as head of Brokers and Corporate Clients Units and Metropolitan Life Insurance Limited, now Tangerine Insurance for 10 years.