CII applauds professionals raising standards


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 Aimi 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 Aimi ensured CII professional qualifications were translated from English to Arabic. 

Commenting on his win, Mr Al Ajimi 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, Associate Director of Energy and Mining at Aon Singapore, 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.”

Authored by the Chartered Insurance Institute


About CII

The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), the leading professional body for the global financial services profession, exists to promote higher standards of integrity, technical competence and business capability.

With over 115,000 members in more than 150 countries, the CII is the world's largest professional body dedicated to insurance and financial services.

Our membership covers all disciplines within the insurance industry (claims, broking, underwriting), those working in the life and pensions sector, the mortgage advice market and financial advisers (under the Personal Finance Society brand).

Our Royal Charter requires us "to secure and justify the confidence of the public" in our members and in the insurance and financial services sector.

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