Ojemudia receives United Nations’ POLAC recognition
The Managing Director of African Alliance Insurance Plc, Joyce Ojemudia, has been recognised by the United Nations Positive Livelihood and Awards Centre (UN POLAC Foundation).
Ojemudia received the award as a Distinguished Woman of Peace and Honour with the conferment of its prestigious Queen Amina Heroine Award.
The Distinguished Woman of Peace and Honour Awards (DWOPHA) generally honours the inspiring work of women, whose encouragement, leadership and commitment to peace stand out as beacons of strength and hope, while the Queen Amina Heroine category celebrates women who have exhibited uncommon bravery and strength in the face of adversity to achieve success.
A statement made available to The Guardian by the firm’s Media and Communications Manager, Bankole Banjo, described Ojemudia as an accomplished insurance professional and astute manager of resources with over 20 years of experience in insurance sales, business development, risk management, claims administration and reinsurance.
According to the Letter of Award signed by the Director-General, UN-POLAC, Prof. Halo Eton, “United Nations POLAC Foundation was established as an international autonomous institution following the UN General Assembly with its aim and objective to select high profile individuals across the six geopolitical regions in Nigeria as volunteers to propagate peace building in Nigeria and assist in the implementation of UNDP programmes initiatives.”
Going further, the letter informed Ojemudia that “as a Woman of Peace, you may be called upon for peace making, conflict resolution and other activities that encourage peace and positive living in line with international best practices.”
She is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School (SMP 40) and University of Lagos where she had her first and second degrees in Insurance and Risk Management respectively. Indeed in 2021, she was recognised by Business Day Media as one of 30 Notable Alumni of the Lagos Business School.
Ojemudia is also a Fellow of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria, an associate of both the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria and the Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria.
In 2020, she was elected the President of Professional Insurance Ladies Association (PILA), the elite body of professional women in Insurance on the continent.