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FBNInsurance sensitizes retirees on annuity                                                                                                                                                                                                                   FBNInsurance wins Insurance Company of the Year Award. …Val Ojumah is Insurance Man of the Year                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      FBN General Insurance appoints Opadokun as Managing Director.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   FBNInsurance sponsors free Breast and Cervical screening for women.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   FBNInsurance Rewards Outstanding Financial Advisors With Brand New Hyundai Accent                                                                                                                                                                                                                   FBNInsurance widens her retail network with four new offices                                                                                                                                                                                                                   RIMSON inducts Ojumah as Fellow                                                                                                                                                                                                                   FBNInsurance holds 5th Annual General Meeting, declares 19k per share dividend                                                                                                                                                                                                                   FBNInsurance Deploys 3i Infotech’s End to End Premia Suite                                                                                                                                                                                                                   FBNInsurance Launches Experiential Auto Insurance Campaign                                                                                                                                                                                                                   FBNInsurance's Profit Grows On Strong Premium Income                                                                                                                                                                                                                   FBNInsurance gets ‘A+’ (Agusto) rating …up from ‘A‘ in 2015.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   FBNInsurance Wins Global Accolade Yet Again.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   NAIPCO gets N14.5m FBNInsurance Group Family Shield cover                                                                                                                                                                                                                   FBNInsurance Group donates to Down Syndrome Foundation                                                                                                                                                                                                                   FBNInsurance commits to improved service delivery                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Valentine Ojumah     Managing Director/CEO
Valentine Ojumah

Valentine Ojumah is a resourceful management executive with more than 30 years’ experience in risk management, insurance broking, loss adjusting, consultancy and training within the insurance industry, academia and research.


Prior to becoming FBNInsurance’s CEO, Valentine was head of various departments within Insurance Brokers of Nigeria Ltd. He was also a lecturer at the University of Lagos. He has a first degree in insurance from the University of Lagos and an MSc in business from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is an Associate Member of the Chartered Insurance Institutes in both Nigeria and the UK.

Johan Schalkwyk     Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Johan Schalkwyk

Johan Schalkwyk has over 11 years’ experience in various insurance departments, including claims and underwriting, marketing and information technology. He spent eight years at Sanlam Life Insurance Ltd in South Africa before leaving to become the Chief Operating Officer at the NICO Life Insurance Company, Malawi.


Festus Izevbizua     Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Festus Izevbizua

Mr. Izevbizua is a skilled Financial Service Professional, with over 23 years’ experience in Banking, Operational Risk Management, Oil & Gas Accounting, Tax matters and International Finance. He is also a distinguished fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and an Associate member of The Nigerian Institute of Management. Prior to his employment with FBN Insurance, he was the Financial Controller of Standard Chartered Bank Limited.

Emeka Dibia     Chief Human Resource Officer
Emeka Dibia

Emeka’s career spans over 15 years and various industries including financial services, IT, aviation, telecommunications, oil and gas, transport and management consulting. Prior to joining FBNInsurance, Emeka was the first HR Executive at Old Mutual Nigeria. He holds a B Sc in Fisheries Management from the University of Ibadan, as well as a Diploma in e-commerce.


A certified Global Professional in HR, Emeka also holds other qualifications in project management, change management, information technology, training management and psychometrics. He is responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership for the Human Resources and Administrative Services Departments at FBNInsurance.

Umekwe Odinakachi     Head, Retail Distribution
Umekwe Odinakachi

Umekwe Odinakachi is a seasoned marketing/distribution management executive with over 20 years’ experience in sales and marketing. His wealth of experience also covers business development, team leadership and general management. Having held managerial positions in Industrial & General Insurance Plc (IGI) and Oceanic Insurance Ltd., now known as Old Mutual Insurance Nigeria, Umekwe is presently  Deputy General Manager with FBNInsurance Limited, a company he has been with since its launch.


Umekwe holds a Higher National Diploma in Marketing from Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra State, a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing Management from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, and an MBA from the University of Calabar. He is also an Associate Member of the Nigerian Institute of Marketing; a Fellow and Member of the Governing Council, Institute of Strategic Customer Service and Trade Management of Nigeria; a Fellow of the Institute of Administrators and Researchers of Nigeria; and a Member of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria.  Umekwe has also successfully completed the Advanced Senior Executive Management Programme from the University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa, and holds an honorary doctorate in Finance and Corporate Leadership from the European–American University, Commonwealth of Dominica.


Odinakachi has a proven ability to develop and lead a team to achieve high performance, which has earned him several awards both locally and internationally

Blessing Ebizie     Head, Internal Audit & Control
Blessing Ebizie

Blessing is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria with over 20 years’ experience in accounting, auditing and budgeting/controls, as well as financial and risk management functions.


His service record cuts across the manufacturing, communications/logistics and financial services sectors. Blessing is a Certified Information System Auditor (CISA). He holds an MBA in Financial Management and is also an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.

Olabanjo Oladipo     Head, Alternative Distribution
Olabanjo Oladipo

Olabanjo Oladipo holds a B.Sc (ED) in Mathematics from Obafemi Awolowo University in 1993 and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from The Federal University of Technology, Akure – FUTA in 2010. He is an Associate member of Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (ACIIN).


Banjo has 17 years experience in Insurance practices in various capacities. He started his Insurance carrier with Leadway Assurance Company Limited in 1994 as a Youth Corper and was retained for his excellence performance after which he rose to the position of Head, Individual Life Unit before he Joined Mutual Benefit Assurance in 2002 as the pioneer Head of Operations in their Life Division. He later joined Cornerstone Insurance Plc in 2003 as Head of Technical Operations. Prior to joining FBN Life he was Senior Manager and Head of Western Operations in charge of Technical and Marketing operations.

Adeola Adekunle     Head, Actuarial Services
Adeola Adekunle

He is a resourceful actuary with about 8 years working experience covering Life Assurance & Retirement Benefit Consultancies, Embedded Value calculations and Pension Fund Administration. He was actively involved in the management of BATN, FBN and Promasidor Nigeria Provident Funds, various due diligence exercises in the Insurance sector as well as actuarial valuations of Insurance companies. Mr. Adeola is a beneficiary of several awards including Best Graduating Student for Faculty of Sciences, A.B.U. Zaria. He holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics from Ahmadu Bello University and is a student member of the Institute of Actuaries, England

Elizabeth Agugoh     Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications
Elizabeth Agugoh

Elizabeth is a seasoned brand management, research and communications professional with over 15 years’ experience within the advertising, media and insurance industries. Prior to joining FBNInsurance Limited in 2015, she was the Head of Brand and Corporate Communications at AIICO Insurance Plc.  Elizabeth’s first degree was in Mass Communications, and she holds an MBA in Marketing from Lagos State University.  She also holds a Professional Certificate in Marketing from the prestigious Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK. She is an Associate Member of both the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) and the Nigerian Institute of Management.

Jackson Ikiebe     Head, Information Technology
Jackson  Ikiebe
Jackson is a versatile and technically proficient IT professional with a broad suite of skills garnered from over Nineteen (19) years working experience spanning Insurance industry, academia and public service evaluating, lecturing, recommending and implementing Information Technology solutions. He has played Project lead roles in several projects. He holds Masters in Information Technology and a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from the University of Lagos, Lagos Nigeria and University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria respectively. He is a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), ITIL Certified, Information Technology Business Manager Certified (ITBMC) and an Associate Member, Nigeria Institute of Management (AMNIM).
He has attended various training programs both local and foreign. Prior to joining FBN Life Assurance, he was IT Manager at Cornerstone Insurance Plc.

Anne Edeogu     Company Secretary/ Head, Legal Services
Anne Edeogu
Anne graduated from the University of Benin [UNIBEN] in 2000 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2003. She is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association.
She is a resourceful legal practitioner with considerable experience in Company Secretarial practice, Legal Advisory and Compliance, and Corporate and Commercial Law practice. She has practical experience in interfacing with Regulatory and Statutory authorities on behalf of start-up and existing companies. Anne has undertaken various assignments for public quoted entities including organising General Meetings, Public Offers and Private Placements