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ICEA Lion insurance arms scoop top awards

 Einstein Kihanda
ICEA Lion Asset Management CEO Einstein Kihanda. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU | NMG 

ICEA Lion’s insurance arms shrugged off competition from rivals to bag top awards in this year’s Think Business Insurance Awards.

Its general and life businesses won in six categories, while Jubilee Insurance #ticker:JUB won in three categories — most innovative insurance company, claims settlement award for life insurance, and the training award.

Heritage Insurance emerged as the general insurer of the year, as well as the winner in the risk management category for general insurance.

Other winners were APA Insurance (fraud detection and prevention, and best insurance in product distribution and marketing), GA Insurance (the major loss award), and AAR Insurance (medical underwriter of the year — group, and medical underwriter of the year — personal).

Liaison Group (IB) Ltd was declared as the overall best insurance broker of the year, corporate line broker of the year, and personal line broker of the year.

On individual achievements, Nita Gichure (Liberty Life Assurance) emerged as the young insurance achiever of the year, Dorothy Maseke (ICEA Lion Group) – corporate risk manager of the year, and Steven Oluoch (ICEA Lion general insurance) was awarded the lifetime achievement.