By Dipo Olowookere
Mr Hewett Benson has been appointed as the new independent director of Royal Exchange Plc, an insurance firm in Nigeria.
His appointment was confirmed by the board of directors of Royal Exchange at the board’s meeting last month.
According to a statement issued by the insurer, the meeting where the appointment of Mr Benson was confirmed took place on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.
In the statement signed by the company’s head of Legal Services, Secretariat and Compliance, Ms Sheila Ezeuko, it was disclosed that Mr Benson’s appointment also took effect “from April 18, 2018.”
In his profile, Mr Benson holds a first class Honours Bachelor degree in Aeronautics from the Imperial College, University of London, UK.
He also holds a Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, as well as a Certificate of Post Graduate Education (CPGE) in Engineering from the Churchill College, University of Cambridge, UK.
He was a past Executive Director (Asset Management) of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON); the first Vice President of Asset and Resource Management, Nigeria; former Managing Director/CEO of Asset and Resource Management, Ghana; former Managing Director of Chapel Hill Denham Management Limited; former Chief Operating Officer of First Funds-First Bank of Nigeria, and the founding Managing Director/CEO (Investment Banking, Private Equity/Financial Advisory) of Enterprise Capital Management Limited.
Mr Benson is the incumbent Managing Director (Development Advisory) of Enterprise Capital Management Limited.
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