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Managing Director, Life Assurance
Keith Alford Managing Director, Life Assurance
Mr. Alford is the Managing Director of Old Mutual Nigeria Life Assurance Company Limited. He has vast experience in the insurance industry spanning over twenty five years. He has held senior positions at Old Mutual Zimbabwe, Prudential Life Assurance Company, Zimbabwe and First Mutual Life Zimbabwe. In 2008 he was appointed Managing Director of UNIC Insurance Company Nigeria. He commenced his career as a legal practitioner in 1983 with a law firm in Zimbabwe before joining Old Mutual Zimbabwe in 1986 as Legal Advisor. Thereafter, he worked for Prudential Life Assurance Company, Zimbabwe and First Mutual Life Zimbabwe as a Marketing Executive. He was the Chairman of Life Office Association of Zimbabwe and the Chairman of the Life Insurance Marketing Research Association (LIMRA), Zimbabwe. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (1977) and an LLB Law degree (1983) from the University of Natal, Republic of South Africa.
Executive Director, Technical
Wasiu Amao Executive Director, Technical
Wasiu joined Old Mutual in November 2017. Before joining Old Mutual, he was The Head of Technical for Life Operations at Heirs Insurance Limited. He has held various positions in the Nigerian Insurance Industry; these include Head of Technical for UNIC Insurance Plc, Head of Operations in FBN Insurance Limited, Metropolitan Momentum, and Head of Life of Linkage Assurance Plc. He served in various capacities in Great Nigeria Insurance Plc where he started his Insurance Career. He is a Life Examiner with West Africa Insurance Institute (Gambia) and a seasoned Facilitator with The Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria.
Mr Amao, an indigene of Oyo State, was born and raised in Lagos. He has a first degree in Actuarial Science from The University of Lagos and a Master of Business Administration in Financial Management from the Lagos State University, both in Lagos, Nigeria. He is also an Associate Member of The Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria.
Head, Retail Business
Kayode Odetola Head, Retail Business
Kayode’s career spans over 15 years’ in Retail Distribution in Financial Services. Between 2004 and 2012, he was responsible for Customer Service and Mutual Funds’ Operations at the ARM Group. In 2013, he was appointed Head of the Agency business at ARM Life Plc, the Insurance subsidiary of the ARM Group. He joined Old Mutual Nigeria in 2016 and currently oversees the Retail Distribution business for Nigeria. He is a graduate of Urban & Regional Planning from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and an MBA from the National Open University of Nigeria. He completed the Management Advancement Program (MAP) from Witts Business School, Johannesburg.
Head, Corporate Sales
Makanjuola Tubi Head, Corporate Sales
Makanjuola is a Senior Manager and currently heads the Corporate Life Business at OMNiLAC. He is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria(ACIIN) , and holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the Anglia Ruskin University in the United Kingdom. He is an alumnus of the Management Advancement Program of the Wits Business School of the University of Witswatersrand and an associate of the Association of Enterprise Risk Management Professionals (AERMP) Nigeria.
Makanjuola’s 13 year work experience in the insurance industry spans across both retail and institutional business. He contributed to the growth and evolvement of the agency workforce, and progressed to managing the bancassurance schemes desk in retail. Thereafter, he assumed higher responsibilities in Institutional business and led the Public Sector business to remarkable success and growth during his 8 year stint at the erstwhile Guaranty Trust Assurance(now known as AxA Mansard Insurance).
He started the Power and Telecommunications team at Guinea Assurance in 2014, before joining Old Mutual.
Makanjuola is proven to be successful in intense and demanding environments, providing decisive team leadership and structure in achieving set objectives.
Regional Sales Manager
Leonard Oyinbo Regional Sales Manager
Leonard Oyinbo is a skilled sales and business development professional with over 20years experience. Having worked in several large corporate such as Guinness Nigeria Plc and Mansard Insurance Plc before joining Old Mutual Nigeria Life Assurance Company in August 2014 as the Regional Head of the Eastern operation, a position he occupies till date.
He is a graduate of Sociology and has attended several developmental courses in Nigeria and the UK. He is an associate member of Institute of Strategic Management of Nigeria, Nigeria Institute of Management and National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria. He is also an alumnus of the Lagos Business School.
Dumebi Okonkwo Head, Bancassurance
Dumebi Okonkwo is a graduate of Insurance from the University of Lagos, where she also pursued a post graduate degree in Insurance and Risk Management. She is an associate member of Chartered Insurance institute of Nigeria(ACII). With over 11 years working experience in the Insurance Industry, she started her career in Law union and Rock Insurance Plc in 2006 and also had a brief stint with Staco Insurance Plc.
Her passion for delivering excellent customer experience saw her rise through the ranks at Custodian and Allied Insurance to become the pioneer Head of department for Bancassurance in 2012 at a time when the channel was only novel. She thereafter went on to Head various departments across the company and at some point receiving the award for the Best senior staff amongst a staff strength of over 200 employees. She is well grounded in Underwriting, Claims administration and Sales. She has attended various international and local trainings and workshops in the course of her career.
Ezekiel Labesa Head, Operations
He is the Life Operations Manager. Mr. Labesa is a holder of a First Degree in Business Administration from Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State. He is an Associate Member of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria, (ACII) and also a holder of Master of International Law and Diplomacy (MILD) from University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos State. He is a holder of Management Advance Program (MAP) of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
He began his career in the insurance industry with African Alliance Insurance Company Limited in 1989 where he rose to the position of an Assistant Manager, Life and Pensions Operations. He left African Alliance in 2002 to join Fortune Assurance Company Limited as the Life Underwriter and later became the Head, Life and Pensions. He moved in August 2005 to join Guardian Trust Insurance Company Limited (now KBL Insurance) where he was the pillar behind the affairs of the Life and Pensions arm of the company before joining Oceanic Life Assurance Company Limited to set its foundation as pioneer head of the life business in August 2006. The company went into management service agreement in 2012 and was later acquired by Old Mutual Life Assurance Company Limited in 2013.
Mr. Labesa has served within the insurance industry for an upward of thirty years. He served in various capacities, both at middle and top management levels during these period. He has also attended various workshops, seminars and forums on Life and Pensions, Underwriting and Claims Administration.
He is married with a lovely family.
Head, Risk Management
Kunle Odetola-Odeleye Head, Risk Management
Odekunle is a dynamic risk manager with a keen mind for strategy and innovation, inspiring a positive and solutions-driven mindset to operational and strategic issues. He has over 13 years’ experience spanning operations, investment research and risk management across the financial services industry notably Commercial & Investment Banking and Insurance.
He started his career within in the Operations Team of Intercontinental Bank (now acquired by Access Bank), joined the Strand Capital Partners as a Research Analyst before moving to his, so far, careering defining role within the inaugural Operational Risk Management Team of Guaranty Trust Bank where he developed his skills in risk control and assurance; and supporting the Bank’s Enterprise-wide Risk Management embedding efforts.
This winner of the Young Risk Manager of the year at the 2014 Nigeria Risk Awards, has numerous trainings in risk management, business continuity, governance, strategy, sustainability and internal controls and has been a panelist at numerous international and local conferences.
Odekunle holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Lagos State University, is an Alumnus of Wits Business School in South Africa and is a Certified Information Systems Audit (CISA).
Enitan Ajibola Internal Auditor
Enitan Mofoluwake Ajibola is a seasoned and experienced Internal Audit and Accounting professional with over seventeen (17) years’ experience in Internal Audit, Accounting, Compliance and Risk Management within the insurance industry.
She obtained her BA (Hons.) in Accounting and Financial Management from the University of Sunderland, UK in 2015 after a Higher National Diploma in obtained in1998 from the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).
She has worked for many years as an Accountant, Internal Auditor and Compliance officer and has a proven record of achieving excellence and impacting positively on the business.