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Dr Justice Ofori inducted into the Oxford Academic Union

BY: Business Desk Report

Ghana’s Commissioner of Insurance, Dr Justice Yaw Ofori has been inducted into the Oxford Academic Union of the United Kingdom (UK).


Dr Ofori was among a few accomplished and high-profile individuals globally, with diverse specializations, recognized, inducted and presented with an induction certificate.

By his induction, he is now a member of the Academic Union Speakers Bureau, and in the league of a privileged few to use the Academic Lounge in Oxford.

He will also be expected to speak at various Academic Union scientific events and Academic Union meetings, to share his expertise and deep insights on a wide range of topical issues.

Illustrious career

His illustrious career as a professional insurer of many years standing, coupled with his stellar performance as Ghana’s leader of Insurance regulation did not escape the lenses of the Oxford Academic Union.

In Ghana, he has been largely recognised for aggressively driving innovative transformation of the insurance landscape through disruptive high technologies to enhance business processes and aide insurance growth in Ghana.

It will be recalled that the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), also recently conferred on him an honorary Member of the Association during its 25th Awards particularly in recognition of his contribution to insurance education in the country and for his lead role in the introduction of the MID.

He was also recently awarded the coveted Overall Best CEO of the year 2021 by the Ghana Leadership Awards.

This, among other key considerations led to his selection from amongst several other nominees across the world for the rare honour.

Bold initiatives

Dr Ofori, who previously served as Director of the Ghana Insurance College (GIC) for more than a decade, has led the NIC to implement several bold transformational initiatives including deepening insurance education in Ghana and the introduction of the Motor Insurance Database (MID), which most industry pundits have referred to as arguably the most significant innovative intervention in Ghana’s insurance landscape and in the world.

Commenting on the induction, Dr Ofori said the recognition would enhance the growing spotlight and key developments in the insurance landscape in Ghana and beyond.

“This recognition which is symbolic of credit and expression of appreciation to people who promote social and intellectual progress of modern society, though came to me as a surprise, makes me feel the desire to strive harder for greater feats for my country,” he stated.

About Academic Union

The Academic Union is an international Oxford-based association of over 300 Universities, Chancellors, scientists and researcher coming from over 40 countries.

The Union pursues the ideals of excellence, innovation and accessibility. The primary aim of the union is to join the efforts of scientists, academics and business to develop a unique teaching methods and education of the universities of the future and these are expected to meet the challenges posed by the 21st century.