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General Dr. Yakubu Gowon
GCFR, Ph.D, PSC, JSSC
Chairman

He has been the Chairman of the Board of IGI since its inception and currently leads a board of 9 members that lends its skill and years of experience to directing the strategy of the Company. He was Nigeria's Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces from 1966 to 1975.

With a doctorate degree in Political Science, he has spent the past three decades providing leadership for projects designed to promote peace and progress in Nigeria and internationally.

He is the President and Chairman, Board of Trustees of Yakubu Gowon Centre, Abuja, a nongovernmental organization set up to promote the cause of Nigerian unity, nation-building, national integration and conflict resolution through dialogue and involvement in Humanitarian organisations and projects.

He is also a recipient of the national honour, Grand Commander of the Federal Republic.

Another recent initiative of his is the "Nigeria Prays" project, which is a vehicle for promoting peace and canvassing for spiritual and moral rebirth in the country.

Mr. Remi Olowude OON
M.Sc (Econs), ACII
Executive Vice Chairman

The Executive Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IGI, he has a very rich inter-disciplinary background. He had his formal education in Economics both at the University of Lagos (1970-73) and the University of Santa Clara, California, United States (1976). He is also an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of London.

A self-motivated achiever, Mr. Olowude has deployed his multi-disciplinary background, professionalism and vision to build a conglomerate with interests in various sectors of the Nigerian Economy.

Mr. Olowude has delivered papers at various fora on wide ranging topics. He has a total of 28 years cognate experience in Insurance Management. 

Apostle Hayford I. Alile
OFR, B.A., MBA (Hon), D.Sc
Director

As well as being a Director on the IGI board, he was a Director of the Central Bank of Nigeria (1999-2005). Since retirement as the Director General/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, he still serves on the Governing Council of the Exchange as well as on the Board of the Nigeria Security Printing and Minting Company PIc.

A former President of the Harvard Business School Association of Nigeria, Apostle Alile is a fellow of each of the Institute of Directors, the Nigerian Institute of Management as well as the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers.

He is a leading investment analyst who has, in the last three decades, made valuable contributions to national economic growth and public policy formulation. He was for 12 years a Trustee and Treasurer of the Nigeria Olympic Committee.

He is the Spiritual Leader of St. Joseph Chosen Church of God.

Chief Gaffar K. Animashawun
LLB (London), B.L
Director

Holds an LL.B degree from the University of London and is a Barrister of the Middle Temple. He has run his own law practice successfully for several decades.

His business interests include insurance and construction services, amongst others.

 

Mrs Olubunmi Olowude
AIMLT
Director

She is a Laboratory Scientist by profession and has had a distinguished career at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) from which she retired as Head of the Medical Laboratory Department.

She is Member, Institute of Medical Laboratory Technologists. Now a businesswoman, Mrs. Olowude is on the Board of Directors of several companies including Orbital Computer Services Limited and Bimrax Limited.

Mr. Rotimi Fashola
MBA, ACII (London), ACI.arb
Director

Mr Rotimi Fashola is a Chartered Insurer of over two decades post qualification as a distinguished insurance professional. He holds an MBA with specialisation in Marketing from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He is an Associate of Chartered Insurance Institute of London (ACII), Associate Chartered Institute of Arbitration (London), (ACI (Arb) and Associate Member, National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN).

 

Mr Fashola is an alumnus of both West African Insurance Institute (WAII) (Gambia) and the Global Institute for Leadership Development (GILD), USA. He is a fellow of West African Insurance Institute (WAII), Fellow of Institute of Directors (FIOD), a Fellow of Institute of Direct Marketing (FIDM), member of the Governing Council of the West African Insurance Companies Association (WAICA) and a member of the Governing Council (WAII) (Gambia).
 
He currently serves on the board of many companies both local and abroad and has attended numerous courses, seminars and conferences. He was the CEO of Liberty Assurance Company Limited between 1991-1993 before joining Industrial and General Insurance Plc. (IGI) in July 1993 and presently the Deputy Managing Director. Mr Fashola sits on boards of several companies.

 

Mr. Sina Elusakin
B.Sc, MBA, AIIN, MEI
Director

He is the Executive Director (Special Risks). Mr Elushakin holds a Bachelor of Science in Statistics, Masters of Business Administration (Banking and Finance). He is also an associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria and a member of the Energy Institute, London. Mr Elusakin's expertise in Oil and Gas underwriting skill is recognized both in Nigeria and internationally.

Mr. Yinka Obalade
B.Sc, MBA, AIIN, MEI
Director

Executive Director (Group Account, Finance and Investment).  He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.  Mr Obalade has more than 20 years banking experience, retiring as Chief Executive of Global Bank Limited in 2005.  He is the Executive Director in charge of Group Account, Finance and Investment.

 

 
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