The Ghana Insurance Association (GIA) is deeply saddened by the passing of Ms Ernestina Abeh, a prominent figure in the insurance industry and the esteemed CEO of Enterprise Insurance Company Limited. Ms Abeh’s unexpected demise, attributed to a brief ailment, has left the industry in mourning. She died at age 59.
Ms. Ernestina Abeh, a highly accomplished Chartered Insurer from the Chartered Institute of Insurance (UK), held a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Ghana and an Executive MBA from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). With an impressive career spanning 27 years, she possessed a wealth of experience in strategic and operational aspects of insurance.
Her journey with Enterprise Insurance began in 1992, and through her unwavering dedication and expertise, she rose through the ranks to assume the role of General Manager, Operations in 2010. Currently serving as the Managing Director, Ms Abeh played an integral role in shaping the company’s strategic planning and execution, ensuring the delivery of value aligned with its objectives.
Throughout her tenure, Ms Abeh made significant contributions to the insurance industry. She actively participated in major projects, including business process re-engineering, expanding the branch network, and introducing allied units such as vehicle repair bidding, Salvage, Recoveries, and Same Day Claims Payment. Her expertise extended to various areas, including reinsurance negotiations, claims management, and underwriting.
The funeral service to bid farewell to this exceptional leader took place on Saturday, April 29, 2023, at Transition Funeral Homes in Haatso-Accra. The ceremony was attended by colleagues, friends, and loved ones who came together to pay their respects and honour Ms Abeh’s enduring legacy.
Ms Ernestina Abeh will be remembered as a seasoned business leader who left an indelible mark on the insurance industry in Ghana. Her untimely departure leaves a void that will be difficult to fill, and she will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing and working with her.
The GIA extends its deepest condolences to Ms. Abeh’s family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time. Her memory and contributions will continue to inspire and shape the future of the insurance sector in Ghana.