Standard Insurance Consultants Limited, an insurance broker based in Lagos, took the name of Nigeria to the highest level when it was awarded with one of the world’s most important business award tagged “The Bizz Awards”, in an annual recognition awards organised by the World Confederation of Businesses (WORLDCOB).
The award ceremony, which held at a well-attended Gala ceremony at Burj Al Arab in United Arab Emirates, Dubai on November 15, 2017, saw the President and CEO of the company, Dr. Ahmed Olaniyi Salawudeen going home with the Inspirational Award for his outstanding contribution to his insurance field.
With this triumph, the company has become an Elite Member of WORLDCOB alongside large corporations such as Sohar Bank (Oman), Dubai Duty Free (UAE), Doha Bank (Qatar), Saudi Telecom Company (Saudi Arabia), BBK BSC (Bahrain), National Bank of Kuwait (Kuwait), Emirates Identity Authority (UAE), Ethiopia Airlines (Ethiopia), Karabuk University (Turkey), Credit Libanais (Lebanon), Al Sulaimi Group Group, (Oman), Union National Bank (UAE) amongst other notable global companies.
The World Confederation of Business (WORLDCOB) was founded over a decade ago in Houston, Texas, United States of America. The vision of WORLDCOB’s founders was to create an international business organization that would bring together and recognize those companies who were leaders in their field, striving to boost economic growth and development of more than 3,300 companies in over 120 countries as well as promoting the corporate social responsibility. And this it does this through “The BIZZ”, an award that recognizes the business excellence.
Earlier in his address, the Chief Executive officer of WORLDCOB, Mr. Jesus Moran congratulated over 100 companies representing 50 countries who were honoured that night. He noted that the award was not an occasion to play to the gallery but an opportunity to honour business performance of excellence, success of the company and at the same time to commend the efforts of the driven force behind the company success such as, clients staff and others who have kept the vision of the company alive through hard work and commitment to duty.
According to Moran, it is not easy to get to the top in any endeavour while sustaining success at the top is even more challenging. He implored the awardees to keep the tenet of corporate world to be able to continue to be shining lights.
Thanking the global organization for recognizing him and his company, one of the awardees, Dr. Salawudeen, thanked the organisers for the honour bestowed on him and particularly Nigeria as a whole. “This honour is not for me, my company or my family but for my country Nigeria. This shows that Nigeria as a country has great potential. I want you to come and invest in Nigeria in mining, agriculture and so on.
The recognition I believe would enhance the company’s growth at the business level because it would increase capacity for business relationship, generates more businesses and revitalizes our corporate image,” he said.