The Board of Directors of SIC Insurance Plc. has announced the appointment of Ms. Hollistar Duah-Yentumi (Esq.) as its new Managing Director.
Hollistar Duah-Yentumi is a lawyer and a journalist. She is a graduate of the University of Ghana where she obtained a degree in Law and Political Science, a Qualifying Certificate in Law from the Ghana School of Law, and a Master of Laws (LL. M.) from the University of Maryland’s Francis King Carey School of Law. A product of the University of Ghana Primary School and Achimota School, Hollistar also holds a Diploma in Journalism from the Ghana Institute of Journalism.
She is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Superior Court of Ghana and a member of the Ghana Bar Association, boasting twenty (20) years of professional legal practice. With comprehensive business insights spanning various industries, she has accumulated extensive experience with major multinational corporations. Her expertise encompasses the Global Energy Sector, Minerals and Mining Sector, Oil and Gas, Banking and Finance, Infrastructure Development, and Corporate Law and governance.
Hollistar was the Executive Secretary of the Divestiture Implementation Committee (DIC) where she championed the development of a nationwide assets register for all defunct state-owned enterprises earmarked for divestiture. She played a pivotal role in facilitating the merger of the former Divestiture Implementation Committee (DIC) and the State Enterprises Commission (SEC), leading to the establishment of the State Interests and Governance Authority (SIGA). Following SIGA's inception, she served as the General Manager of Operations, a role she occupied for four (4) years before her elevation to the position of Acting Director-General. During her tenure as General Manager, she spearheaded the development of the inaugural Code of Corporate Governance for all Specified Entities within SIGA's purview and played a key role in preparing the 2021 State Ownership Report. Before DIC, she held the position of Partner in the Legal, HR, and Corporate Advisory group at MORGANBAUERS Y.E.S.
Earlier in her career, she served as the Legal and Compliance Director of GO Green Canada Inc, where she led the Tax, Environment, and Natural Resources Divisions of the firm. She also worked with Zenith Bank Ghana Ltd, United Bank of Africa (UBA), and Prime Attorneys Ltd, a private legal firm.
Hollistar currently serves on the Board of DUYENT Global Inc. and Royal Ashanti Holdings Inc. With a track record of serving in Executive roles since the inception of SIGA and having ascended to the position of Acting Director-General at the State Interests and Governance Authority (SIGA), Hollistar possesses a substantial wealth of corporate governance experience spanning diverse sectors of the government's interests.
She is married with two daughters.