OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors is made up of men and women of impeccable integrity who have distinguished themselves in various endeavouors.

Lt. Gen. Joshua Dogonyaro (Rtd),CFR, mniLieutenant-General Joshua Dogonyaro is an Accountant by training and a gallant Soldier.

He enlisted in the Army in 1964 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Nigerian Army Armoured Corps (1967). During his career in the Army, Lt.Gen. Dongoyaro held several command positions. In 1992, he was appointed ECOMOG Field Commander in Liberia, a task which he accomplished successfully. Thereafter, he was appointed Chief of Defence Staff of the Nigerian Armed Forces. He retired in 1993.

Lt. Gen. Dongoyaro, is a Member of the National Institute (mni), holds the military decorations of Distinguished Service Medal (DSS); and Meritorious Service Star (MSS). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Administrative Management of Nigeria (FIAMN); a Qualified and Incorporated Administrative Manager (QIAM); and a life Member of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs.

He holds the traditional titles of Barden Langtang, Sardauna Gani, and Ochi Agha 1 of Anambra.

In recognition of his immense role in the development of professionalism in the Nigerian Army and his outstanding leadership in the course of Nigeria’s contributions to international peace keeping and monitoring efforts, Lieutenant- General Dogonyaro was honoured with the award of Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR).

He is married with children.

Mr. Benedict U. Ujoatuonu

Mr. Benedict U. Ujoatuonu is a seasoned Insurance and Risk Management practitioner. He is a HND graduate of Insurance from the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) Enugu and a holder of Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Calabar.

He is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (ACIIN), Institute of Certified Cost Management (ACCM) and Fellow – Chartered Institute of Public Diplomacy & Management (CIPDM).

He started his Insurance career with Regency Insurance Co Ltd as one of the key underwriting staff, from where he joined Kapital Insurance Co Ltd. He headed the Technical department of Coral International Insurance Co Ltd and later moved to Global Commerce and General Assurance Ltd as Group Head, Technical and later rose to the position of Deputy General Manager (Technical Operations). After the recent consolidation in the insurance industry, he joined Crown Insurance Brokers Limited and Nobel and Lesley Consulting Limited as The Group General Manager from where he joined Universal Insurance Plc as Head Technical Operations and later Managing Director/CEO.

He has been involved in preparing students for the insurance professional examinations organized by the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN). He is also involved in training and facilitation. He is the author of a life changing book titled “Success Secrets of the Rich now Exposed” and is a recipient of the awards of the Education Developer of the year 2015 by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and West African Students Union (WASU) and award of The Distinguished Fellowship of PEFON (DFPEFON) (Professional Excellence Foundation of Nigeria).

Ben has attended many local and international courses on insurance and management. He is happily married with children.

Mr. Anthony Okocha

Chief Anthony Chukwudifu Okocha is a seasoned banker who rose to the pinnacle of the banking industry where he held sway for several years until he departed the industry in 2010. He was the Acting Managing Director of the then IMB International Bank Plc before it merged with 3 other Banks (First Atlantic Bank Plc, Inland Bank Plc and NUB International Bank Plc) on December 31, 2005 to form First Inland Bank Plc. (FinBank Plc.).

At FinBank Plc. (now merged with FCMB Plc), Tony – as he is popularly called, held responsibilities in Corporate Banking, Treasury and Structured Finance where he, at various times between 2006 and January 2010 was General Manager and Group Executive.

Prior to joining FinBank Plc., Tony had over 26 years post-graduate experience spanning the Industry, Commerce, Banking and Financial & Business Strategy Consulting. He resigned from the services of FinbankPlc on January 31, 2010 to join Forbs Investment Solutions Limited as its pioneer Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer.

In the course of his banking career, Tony attended several management and leadership courses both local and offshore and is an alumni of the Universities of Ife and Lagos as well as Columbia University, New York. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Credit Administration of Nigeria and Senior Honorary Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria. Tony currently sits on the Boards of Universal Insurance Plc, African Alliance Plc and Stoma Bakery Limited. He is happily married with three (3) children.

Barr. Jasper Osita NduagwuikeMr. Nduagwuike holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB. Hons.) from the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus and a Masters Degree in Law (LLM) from the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, majoring in Arbitration and Administrative Law. He was subsequently called to the Nigerian Bar after obtaining the Bachelor of Law Degree (B.L.) from the Nigerian Law School. He is an Associate Member of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (ACIIN); Member, Chartered Insurance Institute, London (MCII); Member, Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria; Associate Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London; Member, Onitsha Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture. He is also a Council Member, Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture as well as vice president in charge of the Chamber’s trade affairs.

He started his working career with the then African Alliance Insurance Company Limited (Now African Alliance Insurance Plc.) as a field supervisor in 1984 and rose to become a District Superintendent in 1989. He left the Company in 1990 to Stallion Assurance Company Limited, Enugu where he became the Pioneer Production Manager. He worked in several other companies within the industry in different capacities and was the pioneer Managing Director of Honesty Insurance Company Limited, a position he held from 1996 to 2003. He is presently engaged in legal practice as the Principal Partner at Repsaj and Co., a law firm he co-founded with others in 2003. Mr. Nduagwuike is also a public speaker and is married with children.

Paulinus Offorzor

Paulinus Oluchukwu Offorzor is a graduate of insurance from The Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu. He equally holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (B.Sc. (Hons) from Imo State University, Owerri and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) majoring in Insurance and Risk Management from Esut Business School. He is an Associate Member of the under listed professional bodies:

  • Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (ACII)
  • The Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria (CPIN)
  • Chartered Institute of Administration (CIA)

He started his insurance career with Intercontinental Assurance Co Ltd in 1995 and has worked in several other companies within the insurance industry. Mr. Offorozor was the General Manager / Chief Executive Officer Generation Insurance Brokers Limited before joining Universal Insurance Plc as the Head (Technical & Enterprise Risk Management) and was recently elevated to Executive Director, Technical Operations.

He is married with children.

Mr. Reginald Anyanwu
Mr. Anyanwu obtained HND from the Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State. He also holds PGD and MBA degrees in Management from the University of Calabar.

He is a chartered member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) and also a chartered member of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN)

He has been an active player in the Insurance industry since 1992. Prior to joining Universal, he has worked with African Development Insurance Co Ltd; Central Insurance Co Ltd where he rose to the position of Deputy Manager, Marketing before leaving in 1998 to join the team that started Guardian Trust Insurance Company Ltd. from where he left in June 2004 as Senior Manager/Head Abuja to join Universal Insurance Plc.. He became the Head, Abuja Office and was promoted to General Manager, Nothern Operations in 2008, a position he held till his elevation to Executive Director, Nothern Operations in 2012.

Reginald has attended several local and international courses, seminars and workshops. He is married with children.