In a heartrending turn of events, the Ghanaian insurance industry is once again confronted with sorrow as it grapples with the passing of a remarkable leader. Rev. Jason Atike, a visionary and enterprising CEO, who steered the Insurance Brokers Association of Ghana (IBAG), has left an indelible mark on the industry. His untimely demise, occurring just a few months after the loss of the CEO of Enterprise Insurance LTD., the late Mrs Ernestina Abeh, casts a pall of sadness over the insurance landscape.
On the evening of August 3, 2023, tragedy struck as Rev. Atike’s life was unexpectedly cut short. During a prayer meeting, he was overtaken by breathlessness and chest pain, leading to his unfortunate passing. Rev. Jason Atike, a beacon of innovation and leadership, had risen through the ranks. His journey began as the assistant to the Administrative Secretary at IBAG in 2012, and through his dedication and exceptional abilities, he ascended to the role of Administrative Secretary in a mere two years. This transition saw him take the reins from his retiring predecessor, assuming the helm of the Secretariat.
Rev. Atike was a distinguished academic, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Ghana, Legon, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the esteemed Accra Business School. Further bolstering his qualifications, he held a Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Insurance in the United Kingdom.
His expertise extended far beyond his academic pursuits. Rev. Atike displayed an adeptness in Business Administration and Project Management, consistently delivering outstanding outcomes even under strenuous and unmonitored circumstances. His contributions to IBAG’s successes were notable, including his pivotal involvement in organizing training programs, anniversary celebrations, conferences, and the formulation of the association’s new constitution. He spearheaded the association’s rebranding efforts, extended advocacy and compliance support to member companies, and significantly enhanced the association’s standing.
In addition to his myriad accomplishments, Rev. Atike was an accomplished author, with his book “The Insurance Broker’s Passport: Manual on Insurance Broking Practice in Ghana” earning him the prestigious AIO award. His commitment to growth led him to attend numerous workshops, seminars, and conferences, such as AIO, WAICA, IBAG, and CIIG, among others.
Beyond his role at IBAG, Rev. Atike’s influence extended to a multitude of industry committees. His participation in the Insurance Awareness Coordinators Group (IACG), the Editorial and Publicity Committee of CIIG, and his active engagement in committees like AIRDC and WAICA showcased his dedication to advancing the insurance field.
Rev. Atike’s impact was not confined to the business realm; he was also a devoted Christian and pastor at the International Charismatic Church (ICC). His philanthropic pursuits were manifested through the Love-In-Motion (LIM) Foundation, a non-profit he founded that addressed the spiritual and physical needs of prison inmates. An individual of diverse passions, he enjoyed reading, writing, and graphic design.
Tragically, at the age of 37, Rev. Jason Atike left this world, leaving behind a legacy that will forever influence the Ghanaian insurance landscape. The Ghana Insurers Association (GIA) and the entire insurance community extend their heartfelt condolences to IBAG and Rev. Atike’s family during this challenging time.
May his soul rest in perfect peace.