AIS - Key Persons
Mr. Jammeh graduated as a qualified teacher from Yundum Teachers training College in 1971.
From 1978 to early 1982, he worked with Peat Marwick Casselton Elliot & Co. (Chartered Accountants & Auditors) as audit assistant. From 1985 to 1992 he worked in the Accounts and Administrative departments of Novotel and Senegambia Beach Hotels where he served as head of Income Control departments. In 1993, Mr Jammeh obtained an in-house training course as insurance Agent with the Gambia National Insurance Company (GNIC) and has since been involved in this trade; handling both corporate and individual clients in all classes of insurance business. Mr Jammeh operated as a general/chief Agent, serving as agent for almost all the registered insurance companies in the market for the past ten years and has been, by all standards, one of the most accomplished Insurance Agents on the Gambian Insurance scene. He is now the Executive Director in charge of Sales and Business development of AIS Gambia Limited.
Mr. Darbo is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Company. He is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII) of London (1989) and has been conferred upon him the prestigious status of Chartered Insurer by the Chartered insurance Institute of London in 1997.
He had obtained a post graduate diploma in Financial Management from the University of Connecticut, USA in 1989 and a Diploma (with distinction) from the West African Insurance Institute (then in Monrovia, Liberia) in January, 1983. Mr. Darbo has over 27 years of insurance experience; 20 years of which was in senior management position. He served as Managing Director and CEO of Gambia National Insurance Company (GNIC) from 1990 to 1996 when he left to establish Global Security Insurance Company Limited (GSIC) in March, 1996. During this period, he also served on the Board of Directors of a number of institutions in the country, including GAMTEL. He served as Managing Director and CEO of GSIC until July 2010 when he retired, voluntarily.
Mr. Darbo's experience includes, on- the- job training with several international reinsurance and reinsurance brokerage firms such as Munich Re, Swiss Re, M&G and AHRB of London. He attended several international Conferences, Seminars and Meetings under the auspices of the West African Insurance Companies Association (WAICA), African Insurance Organization (AIO), International Insurance Society (IIS), etc in which various topical issues relating to Insurance, Reinsurance, Management and other related fields have been discussed. His other credentials include, Secretary to the Insurance Association of the Gambia (IAG) and ECOWAS Brown Card Schemes (1986 -1988), President of the Insurance Association of the Gambia (1993 - 1996), Member of the Executive Committee of WAICA (1992 - 1996), Member of the Governing Council of the West African Insurance Institute (WAII) (1991 - 1996), member of the technical committee of WAICA (1992-1996) and visiting lecturer in Elements of Insurance (Principles and practice of Insurance) at WAII (1997 - 2003).
Mr. Badjie started his insurance career as underwriting Clerk in 1992 at the Gambia National Insurance Company (GNIC), after passing his GCE Ordinary Levels from Muslim High school in Banjul in 1991. At clerical level, he worked in the Agency/Marketing and Life departments after which he was nominated to pursue the one-year full time course for prospective middle managers at the West African Insurance Institute (WAII), which he successfully completed in 1994. At GNIC, Mr Badjie attained the position of Assistant Superintendent. In 1996 he joined Global Security Insurance Company limited as one of its pioneer staff, as Superintendent.
Before he joined AIS Gambia Limited, as Executive Director in charge of Motor & Personal Line Accounts in August this year, he was the Manager and head of the Motor Insurance Department at Global Security Insurance Company Limited. He is well grounded as a competent Motor insurance underwriter and he is also well versed in Motor claims administration.
Mr Badjie's exposures include, short-term Courses he has had with Continental reinsurance Company Plc in Nigeria and on-the-job training (attachment) with Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc, also in Nigeria. He also had training in Customer Care and leadership all of which enriched his career in Insurance. In addition to these, he also attended meetings of the ECOWAS Brown Card Insurance scheme which took him to Guinea Conakry and Senegal.