Mrs Francisca Nyamekye Karikari is the Founder/Chief Executive Officer of Glorygate Capital Limited. She is the immediate past Managing Director of Donewell Insurance Company Ltd (DICL).
Mrs. Karikari was responsible for turning the Company around into profitability and to spearhead its growth. She shaped Donewell’s strategic direction and established the needed organizational structure and operating systems and aligned the Company’s operations with the strategic direction and priorities established by the Board.
Mrs. Karikari until her employment by Donewell was the Managing Director of Liberty Insurance Brokers a Company she co-founded. She set up the Company and established structures and systems to propel it into growth.
Mrs. Karikari is an accomplished leader, with a track record of working with high-growth companies. She brings a great mix of leadership, inspiration, operational experience, technical breadth, and passion for customer care. She has a very rich experience in the insurance industry that spans for over 21 years.
As a Risk Manager, she started her insurance career with Enterprise Insurance as a Technical Trainee in March 1993, she worked with the Metropolitan Insurance Company as Head, Corporate Risks and CDH Insurance as its General Manager. Between 2009 and 2013, she was Managing Director of GLICO General Insurance Company, where she played a significant role in turning the Company around and driving its growth, resulting in the Company being awarded an A-Rating by the Global Credit Rating Company (GCRC).
A product of the University of Science and Technology, she holds an undergraduate degree in Economics and Law. She is a Chartered Insurer (CII, UK) and holds MSc. Degrees in Insurance and Risk Management and Financial Services Management from the Cass Business School, City University, UK and the London Metropolitan University, UK, respectively.
Mrs. Karikari is a part time lecturer at the Ghana Insurance College and has lectured in Insurance practice, reinsurance and risk management from the inception of the College.
Mrs. Karikari has won many awards for distinguished service. She is a recipient of the prestigious Nobles International Award. An award presented to her by the West Africa Nobles Forum for men and women who have excelled in their various chosen fields, thereby earning for themselves a reputation beyond the shores of their countries and above all upholds the virtues of honesty and accountability
Mrs. Karikari also received an award at an event organized by The Global Women Inventors & Innovators Network (GWIIN) based in the UK, in collaboration with the Ministry of Women and Children's Affairs (MOWAC). This prestigious award was given in recognition of the extremely valuable contribution that individuals or organisations have made that is inspiring with leadership qualities that motivate other women to be high achievers and successful in the workplace and business environment. She was conferred the title "INNOVATIVE WOMAN IN BUSINESS & THE WORKPLACE WITH LEADERSHIP QUALITIES"
She is a member of the Institute of Directors, Ghana and serves on many Boards, including, the University of Ghana Business School Board and Nationwide Microfinance. She is the Board Chairman of MPX Contractors.