Board of Directors

GODSON CHUKWUDI UGOCHUKWU (Chairman, Board of Directors)

Godson Chukwudi Ugochukwu was appointed Chairman, Board of Directors, Guinea Insurance PLC on 23rd March 2016.

He is the Principal Partner at Fortress Solicitors with over 14 years of consummate legal expertise in all aspects of Nigerian and International Laws and has served meritoriously in many top Nigerian law firms. Godson is an established specialist in Corporate and Commercial Law and Practice; Civil and Commercial Litigation; Maritime and Environmental Law; Oil and Gas; Information Technology and Investments; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Tax; Foreign Direct Investments; Project Finance; Business Law; Regulations and Investigation; Power; Private Enquiry; Employment and Labour; Real Estate and Insurance Law.

In year 2000, he obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and was later called to the Nigerian Bar in 2002. He is a Member of the: Nigerian Bar Association (NBA); International Bar Association (IBA); Oil & Gas Committee of the IBA; Arbitration Committee of the IBA; Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee of the IBA and Corporate, Mergers & Acquisition Law Committee of the IBA.

CHUKWUEMEKA UZOUKWU, M (Non-Executive Director)

Emeka Uzoukwu was appointed a Member of the Board of Directors, Guinea Insurance Plc on 23rd March 2016.

He is a proven management talent with over 18 years of professional experience marked by a trend of progressive positions of management responsibilities home and abroad. As an entrepreneur by nature, Emeka has built a successful track record of continuous value creation in: Portfolio Management, Executive Management, Asset Allocation, Corporate Finance, Financial Advisory, Corporate Governance, Business Strategy, Private/Business Banking, Stock/Bond Brokerage and Business Development.

Emeka obtained a BA in Economics, an MBA in Finance and Strategy from Hobart College, Geneva, New York and Loyola Marymount University, Angeles, CA respectively and others. His command of finance coupled with his international perspective of doing business makes him an exceptional resource on almost any project over the years. He is a member of the prestigious Institute of Directors (IoD) and an alumnus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.

Prior to his appointment as Director, Emeka was Head, Principal Investment in Chrome Group, Abuja, NG; Principal Financial Consultant in CG Hover LLC, Los Angeles, California; Financial Advisor/Wealth Manager, Citigroup/Smith Barney, Los Angeles, California and Financial Consultant, Merrill Lynch, San Diego, California.

OSITA BENJAMIN CHIDOKA, OFR (Non-Executive Director)

Osita Chidoka was appointed a Member of the Board of Directors,Guinea Insurance Plc on 23rd March 2016.

He is a dynamic personality with astonishing managerial discernment and entrepreneurial spirit. He served his country meritoriously as captain of key government parastatals: (2014 – 2015) Minister of Aviation, Federal Ministry of Aviation; (2007 – 2014) Corps Marshall and Chief Executive, Federal Road Safety Commission; (2005 2007) Senior Public Affairs Advisor, ExxonMobil – Mobil Producing Nigeria; (2003 - 2004) Legal Adviser/Special Assistant, Office of the President; (2000 - 2003) Personal Assistant to the Minister, Federal Ministry of Transport.

Osita obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He thereafter proceeded to the School of Public Policy at George Masson University in the United States of America where he obtained a Master’s Degree in Transport Policy and Logistics. He also holds a certificate in Global Strategy and Political Economy from Oxford University, UK and a Graduate Diploma in Maritime & Ports Management from the National University of Singapore.

ANTHONY ACHEBE ( Non-Executive Director )

Anthony Achebe was appointed a Member of the Board of Directors, Guinea Insurance Plc on 23rd March 2016.

He is a seasoned Legal Practitioner with substantial years of experience in active legal practice.

Anthony has built a successful track record of consistent value creation in various organisations in more than twenty eight (28) years of his post Call experience. He is a consummate deal maker and has leveraged his experience throughout the public and organized private sectors where he distinguished himself in the fields of Advocacy, Company Secretarial Administration, Corporate and Commercial Legal Practice, Financial Services Industry, Electricity Power Regulation and Labour Relations.

He obtained an LL.B (Hons) degree from the University of Nigeria in June 1986 and thereafter proceeded to the Nigerian Law School where he was awarded a B.L (Certificate of Call to the Nigerian Bar).

MOHAMMED TAHIR ATTAHIR ( Non-Executive Director)

Mohammed T. Attahir was appointed a Member of the Board of Directors, Guinea Insurance Plc on 23rd March 2016.

He is the Managing Director/CEO of Greenwich Ventures International Incorporated. A proven entrepreneur with over 40 years of professional experience in developing and managing people and businesses across a variety of sectors: Banking, Engineering and Construction, Manufacturing, Finance and Stock Broking, Data and Voice Communication.

Mohammed holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) certificate in Marketing from Kaduna Polytechnic. He is a Member of the: Chartered Institute of Marketing, London (CIML); Institute of Corporate Administration Secretaries (ICAS). An Associate Member of: British Institute of Management (BIM); Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM). A Fellow of the: Institute of Corporate Administrators (ICA); Institute of Corporate Executive of Nigeria (ICE) and Honoris Causa, Business Management (PHD). Prior to his appointment as Director, he was Director: Global Investment and Marketing Services Limited, Greenwich Communications Limited, Incorporated Computers Limited and currently the Executive Chairman, Greenwich Enterprises.

SIMON OLADAYO BOLAJI (Non-Executive Director)

Simon Bolaji was appointed a Member of the Board of Directors, Guinea Insurance Plc on 23rd March 2016.

He is the Head of Revenue Cycle Services of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) Plc. A well versed professional with over 17 years of astute banking experience in: Operations, Sales and Marketing, Public Sector, Treasury, Commercial banking etc. Prior to joining EEDC, he served in various top positions in: Standard Chartered Bank, Intercontinental Bank, Fountain Trust Bank and Spring Bank Plc and had received many awards for his strength of character and outstanding performances.

In 1997, Simon obtained a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) degree in Auto Technology from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and an MBA in Financial Management from Federal Universty of Technology, Owerri in 2004. He is an Associate Member of the: Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN); Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) and a Member of the Institute of Treasury Management (ITM).

HASSAN AMINU DANTATA (Non-Executive Director)

Dantata Hassan was appointed a Member of the Board of Directors, Guinea Insurance Plc on 23rd March 2016.

He is the Executive Director of Dantata Organisation Limited; a business conglomerate with diverse interests in: Manufacturing, Construction, Property Development, Banking and Finance, Agriculture and Agro-Allied, Telecommunications, and Oil and Gas Exploration. His immense business acumen and presence of mind contributed in no small measure to the growth of the Dantata business empire in Kano, Nigeria.

Hassan is a perceptive and upfront business analyst with over 13 years experience in: Fertilizer Processing; Crude Oil Exploration and Marketing; Production of Sugar and Vegetable Oil etc.

In 1997, Hassan graduated from Miami Dade College, USA with an Associate Art degree; in 2000 and 2003, he obtained Bachelor degrees in, International Business and Management , respectively from Florida International University.

SAMUEL ONUKWUE (Non-Executive Director)

Samuel Onukwe was appointed a Member of the Board of Directors, Representing the Interest of Minority Shareholders, Guinea Insurance PLC on 26th September 2017.

He is an accomplished executive with domestic and international experience in Investment Banking. Currently, he is the Managing Director/Chief Executive of Mega Equities Limited, a member of the Nigerian Stock Exchange and had served at various leading management levels in: Central Bank of Nigeria, Ivory Merchant Company, Thomas Cook/Travelex Global & financial services, Citizens International Bank/Spring Bank PLC, Nigerian Wire and Cable PLC, he also served as Senior Partner of Ekwueme Onukwue & Co.

He possesses over two decades of hands-on experience with well-developed relationship management expertise that complements account acquisition skills, origination and execution of transactions, including financial modeling and analysis, company valuation, corporate and industry research, strategic analysis and recommendation, due diligence etc. Samuel is a graduate of Accountancy from Yaba College of Technology, holds an MBA in Banking & Finance from University of Lagos; an M.Sc. in Corporate Governance from Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom. He is an Associate of both the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers and the Chartered Institute of Taxation, and has been a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria since 2000.

ADEMOLA ABIDOGUN (Managing Director/CEO)

Ademola became Managing Director/CEO of Guinea Insurance PLC on September 2, 2019. He brings over two decades of leadership experience and direction to the table. A seasoned professional with inestimable depth and wealth of technical experience acknowledged across the industry.

His combined expertise in marketing, insurance broking, underwriting/claims administration, oil and gas, banking, telecoms, reinsurance, product development, business risk advisory, special risks and strategic planning, offer a formidable springboard for relaunching the Company's propensity to act and hence, develop and implement sustainable plans for long-term growth and shareholder value creation.

Prior to his appointment, Ademola had championed the affairs of many companies in the insurance industry; the most recent being: Fin Insurance Company Limited, where he served as Executive Director, Technical/Operations and Ag. Managing Director.

In Cornerstone Insurance PLC, he pioneered the Bancassurance/Retail team as Assistant General Manager. He holds a Master of Science degree in Business Administration from the Rivers State College of Science and Technology (2007); He is an alumnus of the prestigious London and Lagos Business Schools as well as the University of Texas. As an erudite insurance professional; he has attended numerous management courses and seminars both locally and internationally.

ISIOMA OMOSHIE-OKOKUKU (Mrs.) (Executive Director, Marketing)

Isioma Omoshie-Okokuku was appointed Executive Director, Marketing on September 2, 2019. Prior to her appointment, she was the Ag. Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Guinea Insurance PLC. A distinguished quick-witted legal luminary with over 20 years of professional experience in both public and private legal practices before joining Guinea Insurance PLC in 2009 as Company Secretary/Legal Adviser/Chief Compliance Office amongst others.

Her resourcefulness in the discharge of these roles veritably paid off as she was on June 1, 2016, elevated to the coveted position of Executive Director. She is widely known for her diligence, high probity and amiable strength of character; all of which, had helped in re-positioning the Legal and Compliance units of the company for better service delivery.

On the balance, today the Company is widely celebrated as the premium brand in the insurance space and an emerging leader in the provision of first-rate risk management solutions in Nigeria. Isioma's leadership marks have charted the course of the company's fortunes on the path of monumental growth especially, at a period of heightened turbulence in the economic state of the nation and insurance industry in particular.

She studied law at the University of Benin (UNIBEN) where she received her first professional degree in Law - LLB in 1988 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1989.

EDOBOR PIUS (Executive Director, Finance and Admin)

Pius is GI's Executive Director of Finance and Administration. A highly developed and analytical professional with over two decades of diversified service experience in: Finance and Accounting, Auditing, Investigation, Stock broking and Portfolio Management.

He holds a Masters and Bachelor's degrees in Accounting from Saint Monica University, SW, Cameroon and Olabisi Onabanjo University respectively. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

An Associate Member of the: Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS); Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN); Institute of Legal Executives of Nigeria (ILEX); Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and a Certified Member of Ethical Alliance.

His career spans over 20 years and he has led many senior finance and administrations roles in various notable organizations such as: Lighthouse Financial Services; Aremu Akindele & Co; LASSA Limited and Global Scansystems in Nigeria.

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Guinea Insurance Company Limited became operative from December 3, 1958. The Overseas shareholders held 51% majority shares before the indigenization decree of 1976, reversed the holding to 60% Nigerian interest, 40% overseas.

The Overseas Shareholders divested their 40% holding to existing Nigerian Shareholders in 1988 thereby making the Company 100% Nigerian.

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