Leona Abban

Country Manager of MicroEnsure Ghana

Leona Lillian Abban is the Country Manager of MicroEnsure Ghana and has been since February 2020. She had previously worked with MicroEnsure for 9 years, serving in the capacity of an Account Manager for her first three years, and thereafter as the Clients Relations Manager. Leona began her Insurance career with a general insurance company in Ghana called Prime Insurance Company Limited. She worked in various work streams including Finance, Underwriting and Business Development before she moved on to MicroEnsure after 4 years. As a Clients Relations Manager, she led a team who were responsible for establishing and maintaining excellent relationships with their corporate clients, while also ensuring growth in revenue of the businesses.

In 2018, the Ghanaian Insurance Regulator appointed her an Associate Member of the Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii) Incubation Laboratory. Together with the National Insurance Commission and other key industry players, they explored ways by which insurance penetration could be deepened in Ghana. Leona continues to use her expert knowledge and experience in microinsurance at speaking and panelling sessions, and has been a thought leader at the Ghana Insurance Brokers Association’s 2018 Conference, the 2018 Pan-African Bancassurance Conference and the 13th Consultative Forum – which was jointly organized by the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) and the A2ii.

In February 2019, she was appointed a Member of the Global Diplomacy Laboratory, brought together by the German Federal Foreign Office, the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt, the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the Stiftung Mercator and the Global Leadership Academy of the GIZ. She joins worldwide diplomats and global professionals to explore and recommend frameworks on various world issues.