Vanguard Life Appoints George Addison as New MD

The appointment of  Mr. George Addison as the new Managing Director (MD) of Vanguard Life Assurance Company Limited has been announced by the company’s Board of Directors.

He resumes the position spanning with over 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry, 12 years of which has been in leadership and senior management positions in underwriting, marketing, business and products development and general management.

Mr. Addison is a Chartered Insurer of the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) of the United Kingdom (UK). He holds an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA), Finance option and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Administration from the University of Ghana, Legon.

After serving as the immediate past Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Old Mutual Life Assurance and the Managing Director of StarLife Assurance, Mr. Addison joins Vanguard Life with diverse knowledge and experience in insurance and pensions management, strategy and finance, risk management and corporate governance.”

Mr. Addison is also a product of the Life Insurance Module for Middle-Level Executives from the National Insurance Academy in Puna, India.

He is also the author of “Standing Out” – a book on personal leadership for young executives who aspire to be at the top rung of the corporate ladder.

According to a release issued in Accra, “To him, this is a homecoming and his major strategic goal as he rejoins Vanguard Life to assist in the transformation of the business and, as he confidently put it, ‘to finish the unfinished business’ by leading the business to recapture its pioneering and dominant leadership position by shaping and impacting the insurance landscape in Ghana and beyond”.

Mr. Addison’s new appointment to Vanguard Life at this time provided an awesome opportunity to put Vanguard Life where it was supposed to be. At the vanguard of the insurance league table in Ghana and beyond.

Mr. Addison’s unique mix of strategic vision, deep level of focus, emotional intelligence, results-oriented attitude, passion, leadership skills and discipline combined with his intimate understanding of the insurance industry make him the right person to lead Vanguard Life.


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