For her 43 years of service in the insurance industry, for changing the lives of many women through the profession and for her continued commitment and achievements as an octogenarian, Mrs Antonia Lucrecia Nicdao from Philam Life, Philippines, was recognised with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 3rd Asia Trusted Life Agents & Advisers Awards.
Mrs Nicdao started her career in the insurance industry in 1975. She was inspired to become an insurance agent after meeting Lulu Del Mundo, another luminary of the insurance industry.
Over 43 years in the industry, Mrs Nicdao has changed the lives of many women who were just like her – wives and mothers yearning to provide a better life for their family. With her gentle and motherly ways, she nurtured housewives to become top producers.
Mrs Nicdao is a district manager of Nicdao Associates, an insurance agency of Philam. At 82 years old she continues to be passionate about her role as a positive example in the company.
Due to an eye condition many years ago, she does not have her full eyesight anymore. But she has not allowed the limitations of age and health affect her commitment as a district manager.
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Her agency is the landmark office of the company in the east of Manila which is an emerging and bustling area.
She oversees 113 advisers and nine leaders and has had the experience of developing new agencies. She continues to attract dynamic new people to embrace the career as an adviser.
Even as an octogenarian, she continues to win accolades and awards. In 2017, she achieved the following recognition: top district manager for region I of Manila, gold awardee for corporate solution, premier awardee as a district and for her direct unit and GAMA awardee (IMA-Gold).
She has a way of making people feel special and loved. She inspires people with the way she cares for them and the way she helps them with their concerns, whether personal or professional. She is always on top of any situation and is always ready to help and understand them like her own children.
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Last year, her son Eric Nicdao, who is her co-district manager, was invited by the company to become the chief agency officer. He brings with him the values and excellence that his mother has inculcated in him to lead the agency force of Philam Life and to become a leading player in the Philippines.
The 3rd Asia Trusted Life Agents & Advisers Awards was made possible by organisers Asia Insurance Review and Asia Advisers Network, co-organiser LIMRA, and strategic partner AIA. Winners were selected in an independently-audited judging process. More information on the Awards can be found here.
3rd Asia Trusted Life Agents & Advisers Winners’ booklet
Photos of the Gala Dinner