Our Leadership

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

Mrs. Isioma Omoshie-Okokuku is the Executive Director, Marketing for 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 OSARO PIUS - Executive Director, Finance and Administration

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 Master’s 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.

OLUYINKA ADEBIYI - Group Lead - Marketing (South)

Yinka is GI's Group Lead of Marketing in the Southern Region of Nigeria. A vibrant and analytical professional with remarkable aptitude for strategic marketing and business development. He has garnered over 16 years experience spanning across: Underwriting, Sales & Marketing, Customer Management, Energy & Special Risks, Public Sector Account.

He is an entrepreneurial business development professional with a passion for building strong bond with prospects and customers from lead generation to close and beyond through consultative, solution-based approach.

Holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communications from Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Master's degree in International Relations & Strategic Studies form Lagos State University (LASU). He is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII); a member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) and Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN).

ADEDIRAN OLUWASEYI - Group Lead - Marketing (North)

Seyi is GI's Group Lead – Marketing in the Northern Region of Nigeria. He is a dynamic and results-driven Branch/Territory Manager with over 13 years of successful new business development, competitive market share expansion and customer relationship development. Holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Bayero University, Kano and a Higher National Diploma in Accounting from Lagos State Polytechnic.

Seyi is especially acknowledged for leveraging finely-honed interpersonal and time management skills to successfully manage a team and increase profitability while deploying well defined understanding of the business technology interface and capacity to identify and align clients' emerging risk management needs.

Possesses a successful and diverse background spanning technical, operational management, service delivery, project management, and business-development disciplines that underscore expertise in engaging decision makers and devising winning sales strategies and solutions. He is a Fellow of the: Chartered Institute of Loan & Risk Management of Nigeria (FCILRM); Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria (ICEN) and a Student Member of Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN).

IJEOMA OKAFOR - Branch Lead – East

Ijeoma is GI's Branch Lead in the Eastern part of Nigeria. An excellent team player with in-depth understanding of the sales cycle process that delivers valued based benefits with commitment, shared purpose and achievement of enterprise goals. She has invested more than 18 years of her progressive career in building top performing teams with focus on impeccable service delivery and accountability for greater accomplishments.

Proficient in strategic analytics of fundamental influencers of business and industry trends within the spheres of: Insurance Underwriting, Claims Administration, Marketing, Competitive Market Intelligence, Business Development, Sales and Market Analytics. Holds a Master's degree in Business Administration an Higher National Diploma (HND) in General Agriculture from Federal College of Agric, Umudike, Abia State. She is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN).

ADERONKE OLALEYE - TEAM LEAD, COMPLIANCE UNIT

Aderonke is GI’s Team Lead, Compliance unit. With over 18 years of forward-looking and dynamic career in Administration, Information Communication Technology and Corporate Compliance.

As lead Compliance Officer of the organisation, she is specialized in monitoring, product advisory and regulatory affairs. Given her critical problem solving ability, she has been widely celebrated, especially as she continually excels in her role which entails: risk assessment; information update on changes in relevant laws and regulations, compliance monitoring and education of employees on regulation and its impact to the organisation, investigation of irregularities and non-compliance issues, provision of feedback to business functions on current risk and compliance performance, assisting in gathering internal information in response to regulatory requests, collaboration with other departments to create reliable compliance culture.

Holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from University of Jos.

ADEBOWALE ADESOKAN - TEAM LEAD, UNDERWRITING UNIT

Adebowale is GI's Senior Manager/Team Lead, Underwriting. She is an expert with over 15 years of extensive experience at providing technical assistance and guidance on underwriting of policies.

Adebowale possesses good customer relationship and a strong desire to deliver blue-ribbon services that continually made significant impact on the company's operations. She is well-versed in the spheres of general and underwriting insurance markets; query resolution, energy reinsurance, marine and aviation, insurance fraud & claims management, advanced fire insurance, risk and uncertainty management, loss adjustment, branch/territory management, underwriting strategy and planning etc. Holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho and a Higher National Diplomas in Insurance from the Lagos State Polytechnic.

She is an Associate Member of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (ACIIN).

OGONNA OFFOR–ORABUEZE - TEAM LEAD, CLAIMS UNIT

Ogonna is GI's Team Lead, Claims. She is a dedicated insurance professional with over 10 years astute experience in: risk assessment and mitigation; damage assessment, valuation of liability exposure, claims reports/documentation and policy interpretation.

Ogonna’s phlegm and presence of mind, have over the years positioned her for effective delivery of multiple, high-priority projects and also take pride in providing exemplary customer service. Holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from University of Lagos; Higher National Diploma (HND) from Federal Polytechnic, Oko and attended the West African Insurance Institute, Banjul, The Gambia (WAII) where she graduated and was awarded best student in “Insurance Supervision and Regulation; and Practice of Marketing.”

She is an Associate Member of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (ACIIN) and has attended several courses both internationally and locally in oil and energy, reinsurance, underwriting and claims administration.

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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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