Wednesday, November 14, 2012

JAIFA Inaugurates Youngest President to Date

At age 31, Christopher Lawe, Agency Manager, Sagicor Life Jamaica – Liguanea was on Thursday, November 1 installed as the youngest President of the Jamaica Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors (JAIFA) at an Inauguration Ceremony held on Thursday, November 1 at Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston.

(l-r) Sagicor’s Mark Chisholm, Executive Vice President – Individual Line, Christopher Lawe, Agency Manager, Liguanea Branch (newly appointed President, JAIFA) and Hugh Meredith, Unit Manager, Belmont Dukes (PR & Community Projects Chair, JAIFA) share a light moment with Guest Speaker the Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, Minister Of Health at Jamaica Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors’ (JAIFA) 60th Inauguration Ceremony held on Thursday, November 1 at Knutsford Court Hotel.

Lawe, during his acceptance speech outlined some of the plans to be expedited during his tenure. “Our theme for this year is ‘Re-Engage, Building Synergies’. For this administrative year, as a unified body, we intend to lead the charge in taking on industry developments and fighting the industry battles,” declared Lawe.


The newly appointed President went on to state his views on leading the board. “I am delighted and honoured to serve the association – it’s a member association; so of course, the power is with the people. I am just a mere pawn,” expressed Lawe. “What I intend to bring to the fore, is some of my exuberance. Getting in, what I think the association is lacking – the energy, the efficiencies of modern day and really just bringing back the joy and life into the life insurance industry.”

To date, some 16 Sagicor Team Members have served as President of the association since 1960. Other appointments include Hugh Meredith, PR & Community Projects, Monica Robothom, Fundraising Chair and Grace Martin, Western Chapter Chair from the Sagicor Team. These three appointments to the board, along with Lawe’s, signify another high point in the Sagicor’s history.

The name Sagicor, is synonymous with success – as team members of the Group continue to make strides in the banking, finance, real estate and insurance industries.

Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited is the leading life insurance group in the country. The company commenced operations in 1970 as Life of Jamaica Limited, the first locally owned life insurance company and the first life insurance company to be listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE). Since its inception, Sagicor Life has gained a solid reputation as an innovator and leader in the Caribbean life insurance industry. The company continues to be the market leader among local life insurance companies.

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