A total number of 22 members of staff of Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc were recently elevated by the Management following the outcome of the company’s 2014 performance appraisal exercise.
The newly promoted members of staff cut across the length and breadth of the organization nationwide. Top on the list of the elevated staff is the Eastern Area Manager, Angela Onochie, who now becomes an Assistant General Manager from her hitherto Senior Manager Position. Ebinyu Faloughi, who was before now a Deputy Manager, becomes a full Manager.
Two members of staff were promoted to the position of Deputy Manager. A total number of ten staff got elevated to the position of Officer 1 and officer 2 respectively while another two moved to the status of officer 3.
Making the list also are some of the company’s chauffeurs who moved up the ladder at different administrative grade levels within their promotion cadre. Angela Onochie joined the company at inception as a Graduate Trainee having studied Zoology from the University of Calabar.
She has virtually traversed all the major Divisions in the organization, namely, Technical, Human Resources, Administration and Marketing. She currently oversees the operations of the Eastern Area Offices for the underwriting firm.
The Acting Head of Human Resources of Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc, Adeola Onichabor explained that, asides those that got promoted, the company also rewarded other members of staff with varying salary increment notches for their outstanding performances during the period under review.
She equally reiterated Management’s commitment to rewarding every member of staff who at one point or the other has been able to distinguish themselves in the course of carrying out their duties. She said Management is particularly interested and ready to support any member of staff that is willing to professionally develop himself or herself for the advancement and growth of the organisation and the individual involved.
According to her, “Management has identified that Professionalism is the springboard for the advancement and development of Insurance business in Nigeria; hence, the workforce in Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc is being encouraged to embrace continuing education both professionally and academic wise.
Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc recruits and retains the services of young, educated and talented professionals, with a total of 33 Chartered Insurers (ACIIN), 1 ACIIN Fellow, 2 ACCA Fellows, 13 Chartered Accountants (ACA), 8 ACIPM with 42 MBA holders and other professionals from varied disciplines, the company is ranked amongst the topmost employers of highly skilled manpower in the insurance industry in Nigeria till date.