Abraham Takom, IT Director with Lombard International Assurance, has been awarded CIO of Tomorrow (Chief Information Officer) at yesterday's 14th edition of the Golden-i award ceremony, organised each year by ITnation.

Widely recognised by members of the IT community in Luxembourg, the award was announced by Patrice Witz, Technology & Digital Partner at PwC Luxembourg, a longstanding partner of this award. The prize has been designed by Florence Hoffmann, a French-Luxembourgish artist.

This year's theme was "supporting tomorrow's business". Composed exclusively of former winners, the independent jury’s focus was on rewarding a CIO who particularly supports the transformation of the business in a context of recovery, whilst empowering his or her teams to successfully address future challenges. The jury also looked at how sustainability considerations were factored into the digital transformation agenda.

Abraham Takom, IT Director, Lombard International Assurance, comments: "I am honoured and delighted to have been awarded CIO of Tomorrow 2021, especially as this year's theme was 'supporting tomorrow's business'. Our IT department has always been at the heart of our business development strategy. I share this award with my colleagues, our leadership team and the business stakeholders who support daily the growth of our business, whilst participating in its transformation to meet future challenges. I would also like to thank my fellow CIOs and members of the jury for awarding me this prize. "

Andreas Meier, Chief Investment Officer, Europe, Lombard International Assurance, added: "Many congratulations to Abraham on this award. It is a particularly important mark of recognition, as the changing expectations and needs of our partners and clients require an agile approach to distribution and service in order to stay relevant in the future. This means using technology as an accelerator and enabler, continuously enhancing our value proposition and digital transformation, which have become growth imperatives."