NAICOM Okays Ogbodu as MD/CEO of Sunu Assurances Nigeria

By Dipo Olowookere

The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has approved the appointment of Mr Samuel Oghenebrume Ogbodu as the Managing Director of Sunu Assurances Nigeria Plc.

The regulatory agency for insurance industry in the country, in a letter dated February 1, 2019, said Mr Ogbodu can now pilot affairs of the company.

The new MD of Sunu Assurances is a Chartered Insurer and a member of the Society of Fellows of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria.

He is a highly seasoned professional with track record of success in surpassing revenue, cost, profit and business growth objectives.

He started his career at the Nigerian Life and Pension Consultants and later joined Law Union and Rock Insurance in 1987 as Head of Special Risk department.

Mr Ogbodu was part of the team that set up Sovereign Trust Plc in 1994. He contributed immensely to the growth and development of the Company and by dint of hard work, commitment and resilience, rose to the position of Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer.

Mr Ogbodu has special skills in turnaround management and projects with 100 percent success rate. He is an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lagos Business School and University of Lagos and a member of the prestigious Ikoyi Club 1938, IBB Golf and Country Club, Abuja and Institute of Directors (IOD).

In a related development, the board of Sunu Assurances Nigeria has announced the appointment of Mr Adeleke Emmanuel Hassan as the Executive Director in charge of Technical & Operations.

However, this appointment is subject to the final approval by NAICOM.

Mr Hassan is a consummate and seasoned Chartered Insurer with over 25 years cognate experience in the insurance industry spanning from broking to underwriting businesses.

He started his career at Ark Insurance Brokers Limited and later joined Hogg Robinson Nigeria Limited in 1991 where he rose to become a Senior Manager/ Head, Energy Risk department.

Mr Hassan joined Equity Assurance Plc (Now SUNU Assurances Nigeria Plc) in 2003 where he rose to become the General Manager, Marketing and Business Development.

He is an Alumnus of Ambrose Alli University and Lagos Business School and has attended numerous seminars and courses locally and overseas in the course of his career.

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan. Mr Olowookere can be reached via

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