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Experts to judge Pan-African Re insurance journalism awards


 Group Managing Director/CEO of Continental Reinsurance, Dr. Femi Oyetunji

Group Managing Director/CEO of Continental Reinsurance, Dr. Femi Oyetunji

Continental Reinsurance Plc has announced the jury members for the second edition of the Pan-African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards.

Afif Ben Yedder, Founder of IC Publications, publisher of leading magazines African Business and New African, will chair the jury this year.

Other panelists of the Pan-African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards are: William Wallis, Leader Writer, Financial Times; Nadia Mensah-Acogny, Journalist, Forbes Afrique; Michael Wilson, Business & Finance Journalist; and Julia Graham, Technical Director, Airmic.

Continental Reinsurance, the private sector champion
of the pan-African reinsurance industry is sponsoring the awards. The awards are open to both English and French-speaking journalists covering the re/insurance sector in Africa.

The Group Managing Director/CEO of Continental Reinsurance, Dr. Femi Oyetunji, said, “The outstanding quality of our international judging panel attests to the importance and prestige of these awards. We are privileged to bring together a very talented group of top media and insurance experts, to judge Africa’s most effective journalism work on the topic of re/insurance.”

Speaking further, he said: ‘The next winners will be announced at the Continental Reinsurance CEO Summit on 6 April 2017 in Dakar, Senegal.

An industry expert, Afif Ben Yedder applauds to any initiative that encourages journalists to develop their knowledge and expertise, particularly in Africa. Following the success of the inaugural awards, I look forward to reading this year’s entries.

The review period is the 12 months leading up to the submission deadline date. Entrants have to be based in an African country.

Submissions in English or French are accepted and should be mailed to latest by 31st January 2017.

Contributions have to be sent together with a brief explanation of a 250-words motivation note explaining the reason for creating the article/clip.

The participant should include his/her name, media organisation, the publishing/broadcasting date, a brief profile and a photo.

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