CEO Today - Africa Awards 2021

Aretha Duku is an award-winning international professional with over 25 years of experience in insurance, law, financing and consulting. She is the current Managing Director of Ghana Union Assurance, a reputable insurance company based in Ghana with a remarkable track record providing a range of insurance policies for both individuals and businesses in Ghana. Aretha holds a degree in Law and an MSc. in Insurance and Risk Management from the United Kingdom (UK). She is a Chartered Insurer, an Associate of the UK Chartered Insurance Institute, a fellow of the Project Management Institute, U.S.A. and also a graduate of the Wits Business School Executive Development Program in Johannesburg. Aretha is the immediate past President of the African Insurers Organisation (AIO). Apart from being the current President of the Ghana Insurers Association, as an accomplished leader and game changer, Aretha’s keen interest in the progression of various industries and her invaluable contributions and insights has earned her several active board leadership and membership positions spanning the banking, oil and gas, stock market, private sector development and microfinance sectors in Ghana. On the international front, notable amongst her momentous achievements are her development of the first Rugby Union Accident Cover for rugby players in South Africa and her lead on the launch of the first handheld iPAQ used by world leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Her immense contribution and visionary leadership in the world of insurance have been rewarded with a plethora of prestigious awards which include Outstanding Insurance Personality of the Year by theGhanaBusiness Standard Awards 2019, Most Respected CEO for Insurance in 2018 by Ghana Industry CEO Awards, Insurance Personality of the year 2018 by the Ghana Insurance Awards, Female Personality of the year (Insurance Category) by the Ghana Accountancy & Finance Awards in 2018, Nobles International Award (for being an eminent West African who upholds the virtues of Honesty, Integrity and Accountability) by the West Africa Nobles Forum in 2016, 2016 WomanRising Top 50 Corporate Women Leaders in Ghana by the African Network of Entrepreneurs and Insurance Personality of the Year 2015 by the National Women in Finance Magazine Awards. With her proven track record of achievements, Aretha continues to remain a role model and a beacon within the Insurance industry. Company Profile Strengthen Trust And Transparency We work closely with you to control and mitigate the business risks your company faces everyday – internal, external, and ever changing. This holistic risk approach results in the transparency needed to enable businesses to inspire trust and be prepared to act on opportunities. In a very complex business ecosystem, trust is a two-way street. Companies need confidence in the controls and compliance capabilities of their partners, vendors, and suppliers. OUR VISION Our world characterized accelerating any change. Revolutions in info technology or life sciences, consumer behavior. OUR MISSION We support strategic and tactical corporate responses to the challenges opportunities posed by globalisation & technology. OUR CORE VALUES Our company, consultants and project work are defined by six core values, which form an integral part of our identity. About Aretha Duku CEO Today Af r i ca Award s 2021 - Ghana - Aretha Duku MD of Ghana Union Assurance “ Aretha’s keen interest in the progression of various industries and her invaluable contributions and insights has earned her several active board leadership and membership positions. - 51 -

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