In early August, the Board of Directors of AXA Mansard Insurance PLC unanimously approved the appointment of Mr. Ohis Ohiwerei as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company subject to regulatory approvals from the National Insurance Commission.
With over 23 years cognate experience in banking, Mr Ohiwerei is an experienced professional. Mr Ohiwerei’s experience began in 1992 in Guaranty Trust Bank PLC (GTBank), where he worked in various capacities within the bank until 1998. His experience continued when he joined Ecobank PLC as Country Treasurer for Nigeria and a member of the regional treasury audit team in 1998 till 2000 when he joined Diamond Bank PLC.
At Diamond Bank, Mr Ohiwerei served as Chief Financial Officer until 2005, and then became Executive Director (Corporate Banking) till his retirement in 2010. Mr Ohiwerei also served as the Chief Financial Officer and (Non-Executive) Director of ADIC Insurance Limited, while at Diamond Bank Plc.
Mr. Ohis Ohiwerei was appointed as an Executive Director of GTBank in October 2011, where he was responsible for Commercial Banking, Lagos Division and Public Sector of the Bank for four years, until he retired in October 2015 from the Bank.
In his 23 year career, Mr Ohiwerei served in various Boards and acquired strong financial/ currency analysis and risk management skills. This was gained from being exposed to multicurrency and multicultural institutions through international trade and finance, asset and liability management, currency trading and money market operations.
Mr. Ohis Ohiwerei holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Benin. He has also attended various courses and seminars locally and abroad including:
• Advanced Strategic Management program at the prestigious IMD, Switzerland
• Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School
The Board and Management of AXA Mansard Insurance are confident that Mr. Ohis Ohiwerei will be a great addition to the existing mix on the Board with his years of professional experience.