Mr. Daniel Braie, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Linkage Assurance Plc has been named among the Top 25 CEO’s whose companies impacted positively on investors at the Nigerian Stock Exchange in the 2018 financial year.
The Top 25 CEOs & Next Bulls Awards Organized by Business Day Media Limited in partnership with the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), which debuted in 2012 seeks to recognize chief executive officers of Institutions who distinguished themselves by adding value to the investments of shareholders.
“These companies have been honoured for contributing to the growth of the market capitalization of quoted firms in 2018, in spite of the overall market performance ending in the negative territory, while others were celebrated for inculcating good corporate governance, innovations and raising the standards of their organizations to a point where it would be seamless if they were to be listed on the NSE today”, the organizers said.
Mr Okanlawon Adelagun, Executive Director, Technical, Linkage Assurance Plc who represented the Managing Director/CEO, Daniel Braie received the award on behalf of the company.
Daniel Braie commenting on the award thanked the organizers for recognizing the efforts that the Board and Management of the Linkage Assurance Plc were making to ensure value creation for shareholders.
He said, as a company “we are committed to sustaining the rules and regulations of the capital market, ensure regulatory compliance and good corporate governance practice”. Braie noted that the company will continue to deploy strategies and measures to increase insurance penetration and grow the business such that its shareholders will continue to earn good returns on their investment.
According to Braie, the potential of the insurance industry is huge, calling on the general public to embrace insurance as the most effective and efficient means of managing their risks against unforeseen circumstances.
Linkage Assurance Plc in the 2018 financial year recorded a 31 per cent increase in gross premium written, moving from N4.10 billion in 2017 to N5.39 billion, while its total assets closed at N23. 15 billion.