Leadway Assurance Company Limited, a foremost player in the Nigerian insurance sector, has announced a significant leadership transition in line with the regulatory requirements of the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM).
Following NAICOM’s guidelines on tenure limits for executives, the Board of Directors announced the appointment of Mr. Gboyega Lesi as the Acting Managing Director of Leadway Assurance Company Limited, effective January 1, 2024. This appointment is subject to the requisite regulatory approval from NAICOM.
This strategic move is a testament to Leadway Assurance Company Limited’s commitment to sustaining the highest standards of corporate governance and adherence to regulatory directives.
The Company, in a statement today made available to journalists, said “the Board expressed confidence in Mr. Gboyega Lesi’s leadership capabilities, underpinned by his close collaboration with Mr. Tunde Hassan-Odukale over the years.”
Tunde, commenting on the appointment of his successor, stated thus in the statement, “I am confident in Gboyega Lesi’s leadership, and I believe his expertise and experience in the industry in almost three decades will be instrumental in steering the company towards continued success and growth across the west African insurance market.
“Mr. Lesi, a seasoned professional with a wealth of experience, is well positioned to lead the company into its next phase of growth. His strategic vision and deep understanding of the industry make him an ideal successor to guide Leadway Assurance on its trajectory of sustained success.”
Reflecting on his appointment, Lesi said: “It is an honour to assume leadership of this esteemed company during such a pivotal time. Our robust growth over the years is attributed to our values, a customer-centric culture, and an engaging approach that sets us apart.
“Taking up the mantle to build upon this rich legacy is a challenge I eagerly embrace alongside our dedicated professional team. Our current standing is a testament to our stakeholders, brokers, and peerless customers’ trust in our ability to provide convenient, tech-driven, and reliable risk management support. My determination to consistently deliver excellence remains unwavering. I am wholeheartedly committed to furthering our accomplishọ̀ments by placing our clients at the center of every aspect of our operations.”
In a similar development, Leadway Assurance Company Limited announced the appointment of Mrs. Oluwafunmilayo Amanwa as the Executive Director, Technical & Operations, following the exit of the current Executive Director, Technical Services, Ms. Adetola Adegbayi, occasioned by the NAICOM circular on tenure limits for executives. Her appointment is also subject to the requisite regulatory approval from NAICOM.
Commenting on the appointment, Tunde reiterated that Amanwa’s exceptional portfolio and industry experience make her a worthy appointment to help the organization achieve its strategic objective of attaining best-in-class underwriting excellence and operational efficiency.