Mr. Ebose Augustine Osegha, a Member, Institute of Directors, is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the burgeoning company. Prior to his appointment in February, 2018 by our Board of Directors and subsequent confirmation in March, 2018 by the National Insurance Commission, he was the company’s Executive Director, Business Development and Marketing, overseeing our entire marketing chains.
He joined the company in January, 2017 from Standard Alliance Insurance Plc where he had worked for not less than ten years and rose to the position of General Manager/Divisional Head, Public Sector, Brokers Marketing and Emerging Markets.
He holds B.Sc (Hons.) degree in Economics, Delta State University, Abraka; MBA, University of Ado-Ekiti, Ado-Ekiti and Masters in Business Administration specialising in Research (M.Res. degree) from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Mr. Ebose Augustine Osegha is a Member of the Governing Council of the Nigerian Insurers’ Association (NIA); Vice Chairman, Local Organising Committee on ECOWAS Brown Card Scheme Council; Member, Governmental Relations Committee of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN) and Advisory Board member, Institute of Counselling in Nigeria. He was also a Member of the Organising Committee and Logistics/Publicity Committee respectively of the African Insurance Organisations’ (AIO) Conference hosted by Nigeria in 2021.
He is a Fellow, Chartered Institute of Administration; Member, Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN); Member, Institute of Directors (M.IoD) and Member, Ikoyi Club 1938, among others. He has attended courses and seminars locally and overseas.
Mr. Adebisi Ikuomola
Executive Director, Technical
Mr. Adebisi Ikuomola is the Executive Director, Technical, of the company. He started his insurance career with Marine and General in 1989. He is a reference point in insurance technical functions, having worked with various organizations including Trustworld Insurance Company Limited, as Controller Technical before moving to Colenson Insurance Brokers as Deputy General Manager. He, thereafter, had a stint with A& G Insurance Company as Chief Technical Officer, gathering experience with multi-disciplinary background.
He holds an HND in Business Administration from Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic and MBA in Marketing, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology. He is an Associate, Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria.
Company Secretary/Legal Adviser
Mr. Ime Umoh, a Deputy General Manager, is the Company Secretary/Legal Adviser. He is a long standing Legal Practitioner with experience in legal research, corporate legal practice, insurance and financial services. He joined the company in September 2004 from Nnedu Endeavours Nigeria Limited where he was the Company Secretary/Legal Adviser.
He holds a National Diploma in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic, Calabar, Cross River State, an LLB (Hons.) From University of Uyo and is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, Nigeria and an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, UK.
Group Head, Treasury & Investment
Mr. Familugba Adetayo, a seasoned accountant and an experienced banker, is the Group Head, Treasury and Investment. He joined Anchor Insurance Company Limited in August 2018 from Standard Alliance Insurance Plc where he was Regional Accountant, North.
He commenced his working career with Wema Bank (formerly National Bank of Nigeria Limited) in December 2000. He later left in 2006 after six years of garnering cross-departmental banking experience for then Oceanic Bank International Plc, now Ecobank where he functioned in different capacities at the Reconciliation/Investigations and Trade Services Departments. He crossed over to the insurance sector in June 2012 when he joined Standard Alliance Insurance Plc as Treasurer.
Mr. Familugba holds a 2004 Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree from Obafemi Awolowo University. A well travelled Familugba Adetayo who came out in the third position nationwide in ICAN November 1999 examinations is a Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants and an Associate, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.
Valentine Edeifo Afegbai
Group Head, Business Development
Mr. Valentine Edeifo Afegbai, a pedigreed goal-getter with not less than 15 years’ experience in Oil and Gas Marketing as well as Underwriting is our Group Head, Business Development. He further directly leads the Oil and Gas Team of the Company. He joined Anchor Insurance Company Limited in June 2018 from Standard Alliance Insurance Plc where he was the Unit Head, Energy and Special Risks.
He started his working career at Development Information Network, Lagos in 2001 as Assistant Programme Officer. He later joined Standard Alliance Insurance Plc in 2005 as Personal Assistant to the Managing Director. In 2009, he was moved to pioneer the Oil and Gas Unit in the company’s Technical Department. He subsequently became the Head of the Unit in 2012. As the Unit Head, he was in charge of all Oil and Gas Underwriting, Claims Administration and Reinsurance of Oil and Gas businesses.
Mr. Afegbai holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) In Botany from Edo State University (now Ambrose Alli University), Ekpoma (1988) and in 2005, he obtained Master of Business Administration (Management) from the University of Calabar.
He is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (ACIIN) and Associate Member, Nigerian Institute of Management.
He has attended various professional trainings locally and outside the shores.
Mr. Brown Ndifreke, an outstanding Chartered Accountant with professional experience in diverse roles, is our Financial Controller. He joined the Company in May, 2022 from Ned Global Network where he served in the same capacity up to the point of leaving.
Ndifreke commenced his working career with Access Bank Plc, Abuja in 2008 after his National Service in 2007 at Haruna Yahaya Chartered Accountants as Audit Trainee. He grew to become Head, Operations and Accounts at the Bank’s Port Harcourt Branch between 2012 and 2014. He left the Bank for Adland Project Nig. Ltd in 2014 as Finance Manager. In 2018, he moved to Benest Technical Services Ltd where he functioned as Senior Accountant before joining Ned Global Network in 2021 as Finance Controller.
An expert in cash forecasts, cash flow analysis, liquidity and cash management, risk management and policy compliance, building financial models, funding and investment management, among others, Mr. Brown Ndifreke holds an M.Sc degree in Accounting, University of Uyo; B.Sc (Second Class Upper Division) in Finance and Banking, University of Port Harcourt and an HND in Accounting from the Rivers State Polytechnic, Bori.
Ndifreke who was, in his time, the Best Graduating Student of the Department of Finance and Banking, University of Port Harcourt, is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.
Group Head, Corporate Services/Media
Mr. Nelson Egboboh, a brand expert and an experienced journalist, is our Group Head, Corporate Services/Media. He joined the company in April, 2018 after ten years with Standard Alliance Insurance Plc where he was Head, Brand and Corporate Communications. He was, at a time, Managing Director, Indexplus Marketing Solutions Limited, a sister-company to Standard Alliance Insurance Plc. Prior to moving to the insurance sector in June 2007, he had worked with The Guardian, Vanguard and was Founding Editor of The Union, a South-South regional newspaper then based in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
He holds an ND, Mass Communication, Auchi Polytechnic; B.A (Hons.) Philosophy and M.A, History & Diplomatic Studies, Lagos State University; M.A, Philosophy, University of Lagos and MBA, Advertising and Public Relations, ESUT Business School, Enugu.
He is a Fellow, Institute of Brand Management Nigeria and an Associate Member, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, among others.
Regional Co-ordinator, Core North
Mr. Bulama Mohammed is the Regional Co-Ordinator of our business in the Core North with office in Gombe, Gombe State. He joined the Company in February, 2019 from Regency Alliance Insurance Plc where he was Regional Manager supervising the organisation’s operations in Kano, Gombe, Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States.
He commenced his working career in the nation’s insurance sector in August, 2003 as an Analyst with Industrial and General Insurance Plc at its Maiduguri office, Borno State. In January, 2006, he moved to NICON Insurance Plc in Maiduguri as a Sales Executive. A restless Mohammed returned to his earlier Industrial and General Insurance Plc’s office as Supervisor in July, 2006. He later joined Standard Alliance Insurance Plc in January, 2008 as Area Manager, North-East, overseeing the company’s businesses in Borno, Bauchi, Adamawa and Gombe States. He did this for eight years before moving to Regency Alliance Insurance Plc as Regional Manager in January, 2016.
Bulama Mohammed holds a B.A (Hons.) In English and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Maiduguri. He further holds a Diploma in Computer Applications (Yaysib Computer Institute) and National Diploma in Civil Law (College of Legal and Islamic Studies).
He is a Member, Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria and Chartered Institute of Loans and Risk Management of Nigeria respectively. He has attended several professional training programmes held at different centres in Nigeria.
Chima Eustace Ekechi
Group Head, Underwriting
Mr. Chima Eustace Ekechi, an Associate Member of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria with over ten years post-qualification experience, is our Group Head, Underwriting. He joined the Company as a Marketer in November, 2013 from the insurance brokerage sub-sector. Ekechi boasts of a professional experience which spans across the diverse sectors of insurance. He commenced his insurance career as a Broker and later had a stint as a Loss Adjuster before moving to Anchor Insurance Company Limited, first as a Marketer and then as an Underwriter since 2015.
In recognition of his excellent performance of his Underwriting functions, he was appointed to take up the additional role of the Co-Ordinator, Branch Operations of the Company alongside his Supervisory responsibility of the Technical Division.
Mr. Chima Ekechi is an Insurance Graduate of Imo State University. He further diverse groups of tasks and people without losing his essential values and orientations holds the Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Financial Management.
He is known for his unique charisma and remarkable aura which together enables him to interact positively across.
Head, Enterprise Risk Management
Mrs. Ifedolapo Akagbosu, a professional with an extensive and deep experience in Compliance and Risk Management in Insurance, banking operations, customer service and accounting, is the Head of our Enterprise Risk Management. She joined us in August, 2022 from Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc.
She is a Compliance and Risk personnel with unique investigative skills and leadership ability for over ten years. She has delivered training and coaching on Risk Management, AML/CFT and Excellent Customer Service at various level of her career path thus supporting the attainment of the strategic corporate goals of organizations.
She had worked respectively with Independent Field Advertiser Nig. Ltd, a subsidiary of Clientele Life, South Africa Insurance Company before moving to Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc.
Mrs. Akagbosu is a Certified Risk Professional in ISO 31000 Risk Management in Geneva, Switzerland and Member, Chartered Institute of Insurance of Nigeria. She holds Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Management from the University of Calabar and Higher National Diploma in Accountancy from Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State.
She has, at various times, attended both local and international trainings on leadership and Management in the course of her career.
Group Human Resources/Admin Manager
Mr. Paul Emmanuel is the Company’s Group Human Resources/Administration Manager. He is well versed in human capital management and administration with not less than sixteen uninterrupted years of experience. He joined us in January 2021 from Olamsanyo Foods Limited (makers of Cherie Noodles) where he performed Senior Human Resources and Administration roles.
He started his working career with UACN Plc (Mr. Biggs and UAC Foods Limited) in 2002 as a Marketing IT Staff. He was later at different times Office Clerk, Supervisor and Acting Staff Manager before he moved to Rumon Organisation (SKG Pharma and Avro Pharma) as Assistant Human Resources Manager in 2013. He left in 2014 for Olamsanyo Foods Limited as Senior Human resources/Administration before January 2021 when he joined us.
While he was with UACN Plc (Mr. Biggs and UAC Foods Limited), he won the Best HR Officer (2009), Best Overall Employee (2009) and Long Service (2012) awards respectively. At Rumon Organisation (SKG Pharma and Avro Pharma), he further proved himself and received Best Employee award in 2015.
He holds a Diploma in Computer Science (Lagos City Computer College, 2001); Diploma in Computer Engineering (Compute – Rite Professional Institute, 2003); B.Sc, Mass Communication (Lagos State University, 2010) and a Master’s degree in Mass Communication (University of Lagos, 2017).
Mr. Paul Emmanuel who has attended several strategic trainings is a professional Member, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) and Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM).