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CII applauds professional raising standards

Publication date:

27 July 2020

Last updated:

28 July 2020


Chartered Insurance Institute

Members of the insurance and personal finance profession who have shown leadership qualities and worked to raised standards in the last 12 months have won a Chartered Insurance Institute 2020 Award.

Earlier this year, the CII asked members of the profession to nominate individuals whose work with the CII’s local and affiliate institutes and or contribution to their local community was raising standards in the profession. The awards, which are an annual event, are sponsored by Aviva.

A panel of judges consisting of representatives from the CII, and their various societies then reviewed the nominations to decide who should receive a trophy and a certificate of accomplishment.

This year the Allan Bridgewater medal for outstanding achievement that benefit the wider insurance profession went to Husain Al Ajmi, Managing Director of The Foundation for Insurance and Finance Education Limited (FIFE).

Mr Al Ajmi has been a mentor for many working in the insurance profession in the Middle East and was instrumental in developing insurance education and training for the region. 

Working with the CII, Mr Al Ajmi ensured CII professional qualifications were translated from English to Arabic. 

Commenting on his win, Mr Al Ajmi said: “It is a tremendous honour to be the recipient of the prestigious Allan Bridgewater Award for Excellence! My dream has always been to contribute to the raising of standards of our industry and it has been an absolute pleasure to be involved in initiatives that have seen the CII at the heart of the industry growth across so many countries.”

The Emerging Professional of the Year award went to Dionne Wall, Mortgage Adviser for Financial Options, who has shown she is a rising star of the future.

David Oram, Technical Head Office Class Underwriter at NFU, Hannah Kate Smith, Chief of Staff at Lloyds, Christopher Henley Head of Wording at Tokio Marine Kiln, Steven Clemence, Director and Financial Planner at T H March & Co. Limited, and Charlotte Watts, Broking Development at Marsh Commercial, received the Distinguished Award in recognition of service to the insurance industry and the CII.

Juliet Halfacre, Senior Business Developer at Allianz Engineering, and Michael Kevin Clementson, Head of Agriculture Crawford & Co Adjusters Ltd picked up the Outstanding Award.

Dr Christianah Bola Onigbogi, Chief Executive of CBO Insurance Brokers Ltd, received the Exceptional Award.

Sian Fisher, CEO of the Chartered Insurance Institute, said: “It is vital the efforts of those working to raise standards and build trust in the insurance and personal finance profession continues to be recognised.

“Due to Covid-19, the trophies that accompany these awards couldn’t be handed out at a ceremony this year but I hope during these challenging times our more than 129,000 members are inspired by the work that warranted these awards and will join me in virtually applauding the winner’s efforts.”

This document is believed to be accurate but is not intended as a basis of knowledge upon which advice can be given. Neither the author (personal or corporate), the CII group, local institute or Society, or any of the officers or employees of those organisations accept any responsibility for any loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a result of the data or opinions included in this material. Opinions expressed are those of the author or authors and not necessarily those of the CII group, local institutes, or Societies.