Kakra Duffuor-Nyarko (Mrs).
Chief Executive Officer - StarLife
Kakra Duffuor-Nyarko is the Chief Executive Officer of StarLife Assurance Company Limited, the third largest life insurance company in Ghana. She is a results-oriented professional who loves leading her team and motivating each individual to be their possible best. She oversees the running of all facets of the organization with particular focus on strategic leadership and innovation to ensure sustainability.
Kakra has over a decade’s experience in the insurance industry. She is recognized as a seasoned actuarial professional. She began her career in the industry and rose through the ranks, transitioning from marketing, customer service, underwriting, accounts to becoming the Chief Actuary of the Actuarial Unit of the business. She engineered the rolling out of innovative life solutions and contributed immensely to new product designs for StarLife’s diversified market and customers.
She has an intricate eye for detail that gives her an edge in whittling down visions and strategies into achievable targets for her entire team. She thrives on encouraging others to extend their thinking to drive the competitive advantage of the business.
Kakra is currently spearheading major strategic shifts, which is geared towards transforming IT from a functional focus to an enabler of innovation for the current goal is to fully integrate technology across the organization to fully meets the evolving needs of its clientele and the insuring public.
Prior to joining StarLife full time, she worked with QED Actuaries & Consultants (Aon Hewitt) in South Africa. During her time at QED, she provided actuarial consulting services for not only South African clients but also seven diversified clients spanning from East to West Africa.
Kakra is a Fellow of both the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries (UK) and the Actuarial Society of Ghana. She holds an MSc. in Actuarial Management and a Postgraduate Diploma in Actuarial Science from the prestigious Cass Business School, City University (London, UK). She also holds a B.Sc. in Economics (Hons) from the University of Warwick (UK). A proud product of Ghana International School in Accra.
Respected as a credible voice in decision making, and establishing governance boundaries, Kakra serves on various boards and earns a seat at the table wherever she serves.