AXA Mansard Insurance Plc has an experienced Board of Directors that set the direction for the company and guides management to achieve various targets set at all times.
Their experience cuts across various spectra of the business world - Insurance, Investment Management, Banking, Shipping and Oil & Gas.
The members of the Board of Directors are:
Mr. Olusola Adeeyo – Chairman
Mr. Kunle Ahmed – Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Tosin Runsewe – Executive Director/ Client Services
Mrs. Karima Silvent – Director
Mr. Lesley Ndlovu – Director
Mr. Tom Wilkinson – Director
Mr. Yomi Onifade – Executive Director/ Technical
Mr. Frederic Coppin – Non-Executive Director
Mr. Ohis Ohiwerei – Independent Director
Mrs. Omowunmi Adewusi – Company Secretary
Every employee of AXA Mansard has been carefully selected and trained and will continue to be developed through continuous education. At AXA Mansard, we believe investing in personnel development is key to sustaining our superior service standards. At every level, our people are highly motivated and driven to innovate and excel. As we attain our goals, we will not relent in raising the bar, especially in view of our ambition to deliver peer-less service. The AXA Mansard Insurance team is led by highly experienced and committed people, whose profiles are highlighted below:
1. Kunle Ahmed B.Sc., Dip. CII – Chief Executive Officer:
Kunle joined AXA Mansard Insurance plc in February 2004 as a Senior Manager in charge of the Energy team in Lagos. He later went on to commence the company’s Port Harcourt operations in the same year. Kunle was appointed Divisional Director, Institutional Business Division of AXA Mansard Insurance plc in 2011 and was invited to the Board as an Executive Director in 2012.
Kunle's professional career spans over twenty years. He joined Industrial and General Insurance Co. Limited in June 1994 where he acquired experience in the Oil and Energy insurance business.
He is a graduate of the West African Insurance Institute and has attended several Oil and Gas seminars including the Marginal Oil Field Development & Capacity Building in Nigeria, ‘Siyafunda’ Property and Engineering Course organized by SwissRe South Africa and Energy & Risk Management Course organized by MARSH, London. He is a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute of London and an alumnus of both the Orchestrating Winning Performance Programme, IMD Switzerland and the Advanced Management Programme, Lagos Business School.
2. Yomi Onifade B.Sc. – Executive Director, Technical:
Yomi joined AXA Mansard Insurance plc in January 2004 as a Deputy Manager and Head of the Manufacturing and Construction Team in the then Institutional Business Group. He later served as the Group Head of the Corporate Business Group before moving over to the retail side of the business and today serves as a General Manager and the Divisional Director of Retail Solutions Division.
Yomi’s financial services career spans over the last 18 years and counting. It has seen him have spells at Insurance Brokers of Nigeria (IBN Marsh), UNIC Insurance plc, Standard Alliance Insurance Company Ltd and Towergate Insurance plc (First Assurance plc) prior to join the company then known as Heritage Assurance Limited.
Yomi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Insurance from the University of Lagos. He has attended various business and leadership training development programs over the years, notable amongst these being the Senior Management Program at Pan African University (Lagos, Nigeria), Executive Sales Management course at University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the Leading for Results program at INSEAD Business School (Singapore). He also recently completed the Senior Executive Program at the prestigious London Business School.
3. Tosin Runsewe B.Sc., M.Sc., MBA – Executive Director, Client Services:
Prior to his appointment in March 2004, Tosin worked at Guaranty Trust Bank plc for nine years and during this period served in the Commercial, Investment and Institutional Banking Groups. His last assignment in the bank was as Head, Energy Group. He was the bank’s Treasurer from 1998 to 2002. Tosin held a number of positions with the Money Market Association of Nigeria (now Financial Market Dealers Association) including a two-term stint as its General Secretary.
He started his career in finance in 1992 at the erstwhile Commercial Bank (Credit Lyonnais Nigeria) Limited where he handled Trade Finance related projects. He is also a Trustee of JAR Foundation, a foundation he co-founded to pursue the development of healthcare and educational services in Africa. He has attended senior management courses at IMD, INSEAD and several other institutions and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School, having completed the Advanced Management Programme (AMP) in 2009.
4. Ngozi Ola-Israel B.Sc., ACCA – Chief Financial Officer:
Ngozi is the Chief Financial Officer of AXA Mansard. She joined AXA Mansard Insurance plc in January 2014 as the Head the Financial Control Group.
She started her career as a banker and then moved on to PwC where she gained over 6 years’ experience in providing audit and other assurance services to various financial institutions. This saw her advance to the role of a Manager in the Financial Services Business Unit of PWC just prior to joining AXA Mansard.
Ngozi Ola-Israel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and is a Chartered Accountant. She has attended various courses in Financial Management and Accounting amongst other disciplines.
5. Omowunmi Adewusi L.L.B, B.L, ACIArb – General Counsel:
Omowunmi joined AXA Mansard in 2011 as the General Counsel and Head of Legal. She is responsible for legal affairs of the company and its subsidiaries. In 2016, her portfolio was expanded to include the Human Resources function of AXA Mansard.
Omowunmi started her professional career in 2003 at Energy Basefield Limited where she setup and headed the legal department. She later joined Strachan Partners in 2005 where she worked as a senior associate counsel and led the corporate commercial team. In 2008, she worked briefly with Emerging Markets Telecommunications Services Limited (Etisalat Nigeria) in the Corporate Compliance Legal unit with various challenging tasks. In 2009, she joined the management of WSTC Financial Services Limited as the Company Secretary/ Head of Corporate Services.
Omowunmi is an experienced professional with practical experience cutting across various spheres of the Company Secretariat functions as well as Human Resources and Legal Advisory. She is a member of the International Bar Association, Nigerian Bar Association, an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Personnel Management.
6. Rashidat Adebisi B.A., FCCA, CBA, CFC, ACII – Divisional Head, Retail Solutions:
Rashidat currently heads of Retail Solution Division. She joined AXA Mansard Insurance plc in February 2005 as an Executive Officer in the FINCON Group. She became the Head of the Transaction Service Unit in 2007 and returned to FINCON as Group Head in 2008. She also served as the Chief Financial Officer and Divisional Director, FINCON and Corporate Services.
Prior to joining AXA Mansard Insurance plc, Rashidat garnered experience in different areas of the service industry covering customer service, financial advisory service, accounting and audit services. She worked in various organizations including Churchill Insurance UK (Member of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group).
Rashidat holds a Bachelor degree specializing in Business Accounting from the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside. She qualified as an Associate of the Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) before returning to Nigeria. She is a Chartered Business Administrator (CBA) and Chartered Financial Consultant (CFC) of The Institute of Financial Consultants of Canada and an associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of London.
7. Okezie Akaniro B.Sc. – Head, Emerging Corporates:
Okezie joined AXA Mansard Insurance plc in January 2016 as a Deputy General Manager to midwife and run the company’s new strategic business group, the SME Solutions Group. He brings with him 18 years of experience in the financial services industry as a business development and leadership professional.
He joined Guaranty Trust Bank plc in August 1998 through the Bank's entry level training program. He spent the first four years of his banking career in operations and was instrumental to the implementation of key growth projects in the Bank’s Clearing Unit. In March 2004, he joined the Bank’s sales team, and managed some of the Bank’s most profitable branches as Branch Manager. He left the services of GTBank in January 2014 as Group Head in charge of the Bank’s Commercial Banking Business in the Lagos Mainland region.
Okezie joined United Bank for Africa (UBA) plc in January 2014 as Head of Corporate and Commercial Banking, West Africa, supervising businesses in the Bank’s subsidiaries across eight West African countries. A year later, he was named Regional Bank Head, Marina, where he oversaw the growth of the Bank’s business in one of the most profitable regions of the Bank.
He has attended several technical and management courses locally and internationally. He also holds a Post-graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Liverpool.
8. Sola Odumuyiwa B.Agric., FCA – Chief Internal Auditor:
Sola joined AXA Mansard plc as the Head of Systems and Control Group in April 2013. Prior to joining AXA Mansard Insurance plc, Sola worked in PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was responsible for leading engagement teams and for oversight of the teams/processes that delivered value adding audit and other professional services to business entities operating in different sectors of the economy. His stint with the consulting world and the financial services industry gives him a pragmatic edge and an overall real-world disposition.
Sola is a Chartered Accountant with over 13 years post qualification experience. He has garnered industry experience and provided audit and other assurance services to entities operating in the banking and other financial services industry as well as other sectors of the economy.
9. Kola Oni B.Sc., ACA – Chief Marketing Officer:
Kola joined AXA Mansard in March 2015 as Group Head, Strategy and Corporate Planning. Kola has over 10 years ‘Big 4’ consulting experience, advising mid to large-sized Nigerian conglomerates and Global companies on their Nigeria operations and Africa expansion. He has advised clients on fund-raising, mergers and acquisition, due diligence and divestments and helped a number of foreign investors form strong local JV partnerships.
Between his consulting experiences, he held direct operational roles in the investment banking as well as risk management divisions of UBA Group. In UBA Group, he was part of the team that pioneered the use of financial modelling for Value-at-Risk (VaR) and other advanced techniques for managing market risks in the Nigerian banking industry; actively supporting the Treasury and Board Asset & Liability Committees (ALCo) across UBA’s operations in 13 countries.
In KPMG Advisory Services, he led the project teams that advised Nigeria’s leading industrial conglomerate and one of the largest banks on their Africa expansion. He also advised some of the world’s leading private equity firms – Carlyle, Helios and KKR on investments in Nigeria. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology from the University of Ilorin and is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.
10. Jide Babalola B.Sc., MECom, CISA – Chief Compliance Officer:
Jide Babalola joined AXA Mansard Insurance plc as the Head, Compliance & Quality Assurance Unit in May 2015 as a new phase of a career spanning over twelve years. Jide joined Guaranty Trust Bank plc as an Internal Auditor in February 1999. He spent three years in this capacity before he left to pursue a Master’s Degree in July 2002. He returned to GTBank plc in June 2005 and worked in the IT Audit Unit. He later set up and headed the bank’s first electronic fraud unit in July 2009 and left the bank in May 2013 as a regional coordinator in the Internal Control Group.
Jide joined Wari, a Senegal based pan African financial and non-financial platform service provider in August 2013 and he left the services of the organization as Acting Head, Activations and Integration for English speaking Africa in April 2015.
Jide holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Ibadan and a Master’s degree in E-commerce from Deakin University Australia. He is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor.
11. Teju Scott B.Sc., M.Sc., ASA – Chief Actuary:
Teju joined AXA Mansard Insurance plc in November 2015 as the Head of Actuarial Services. She is a qualified actuary with over 13 years’ experience in actuarial roles including the area of Pensions, Employee Benefits, Pricing and Reserving in Property & Casualty.
She started her actuarial work experience with Hymans Robertson, UK in 2000 as an Actuarial Trainee working on Pensions Review. In 2002, she moved on to a career with MetLife Property and Casualty in Rhode Island, USA, working on Auto Insurance Pricing and Reserving. She joined AXA Equitable USA in 2011, working on Life Valuations. In Nigeria, her work experience started with HR Nigeria, where she worked on Employee Benefits. As the Head of Actuarial Services, her work at AXA Mansard plc includes all actuarial work on both the Property & Casualty and Life & Savings products.
Teju has a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics & Statistics from the University of Lagos and a Masters in Actuarial Science from City University (Cass Business School), London. She is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries USA.
12. Bayo Adesanya B.Sc, PGD, M.A – Chief Digital Officer:
Bayo joined AXA Mansard Insurance plc in June 2017 as Group Head, e-Commerce and Digital Transformation. He has seventeen years’ experience in the retail and professional services industries. This includes time spent within the retail businesses of the Landover Company in Lagos and Caudwell Communications in London, from 2000 and 2004.
During a twelve year stint at Phillips Consulting Ltd, Bayo led engagements to improve the performance of private and public sector organisations through the articulation of their strategies and transformation of their structures, systems and people. He counts the successful organisational transformation of a leading entertainment company in Africa, as well as the introduction of quarterly economic surveys, as two major achievements from his time as the firm’s Associate Partner for Business Advisory Services.
Bayo holds a first degree in Chemistry from the University of Ilorin, a post-graduate Diploma from the University of Calabar and a Master’s degree in International Business from the London Metropolitan University. He is a certified Balanced Scorecard Graduate and PRINCE2 Project Manager. He has attended development programmes at leading institutions including the Lagos Business School and the London Business School.
13. Akinlolu Akinyele B.Sc., MBA – Head, Energy and Special Risk:
Akinlolu joined AXA Mansard in 2004 as a graduate trainee. He has managed various business development units involved in a wide range of operations like Manufacturing, Professional Service & Consulting, Logistics, Trading and Shipping. He is presently the Group Head of Energy and Special Risk Group.
Akinlolu holds a first degree in Chemistry and an MBA from the Pan African University. He has attended various courses both locally and overseas including the Engineering and Special Course organized by Munich Re in Mauritius. He is visionary and has proven to be able to build and nurture key relationships.
14. Nwoboshi, Abisola Asani B.Eng, MBA – Head, Corporate Business:
Abisola joined AXA Mansard Insurance plc as Group Head Corporate Business Group in May 2015. Abisola started her career in GTBank plc as an Executive Trainee in February 2005. In GTBank, she served as Relationship Manager and Branch Manager in several branches. She later became the Head, Commercial Banking Mainland 2 Group. In November 2014, she worked briefly in First City Monument Bank plc as Head, Commercial Desk Ikoyi, a desk she pioneered.
Abisola is a graduate of Chemical Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and has an MBA from the same institution.
15. Adebola Surakat B.Sc., Accounting, IRMCert. – Head, Claims Services:
Adebola heads Claims Services at AXA Mansard Insurance. She joined AXA Mansard in 2005 as a member of the sales team. She has grown with the company over the year, serving the company in various capacities and across various functional areas. In 2009, after a successful career in sales, she took up the role of a Credit Control Manager. She held the role until 2011, when she was deployed to serve an Enterprise Risk Manager until her appointment to lead Claims Services in April 2017.
Adebola holds a first degree in Accounting. She is also a certified member of the Institute of Risk Management, UK. In 2013, she was recognized as the Risk Manager of the Year Award by Conrad Clark Nigeria in collaboration with IRM UK and Business Day.
16. Anthony Ode B.Sc. Sociology, MBA – Head, Settlement:
Anthony to head the Settlement Group at AXA Mansard Insurance plc, a role he took up on joining the company in June 2014.
He started his career with Guaranty Trust Bank plc in 2002, where he garnered experience in Treasury Operations, Central Clearing, Financial Institution Operations and International Funds Transfer. He had a brief stint at Access Bank with the Domestic Funds Transfer Unit before joining AXA Mansard Insurance plc.
Anthony has worked in different capacities in his career. His experience includes heading the Financial Institution Operations and Domestic Funds Transfer Departments/Units at Guaranty Trust Bank plc and Access Bank plc respectively. He has attended several leadership courses.