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Mr. Oye Hassan-Odukale MFR - Chairman
  • Apart from being the Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of Leadway Assurance Group, Mr. Oye Hassan-Odukale is now the Chairman of Leadway Pensure PFA. He is a product of Mayflower School, Ikenne, Ogun State. He graduated from University of Houston, Texas from where he obtained both Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Business Administration, specializing in Finance.
  • He started his career in insurance with SCIB & Company Insurance Brokers (an affiliate of Segwicks Insurance Brokers) in 1980 and joined Leadway Assurance Company Limited in 1981, becoming Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company in 1994. He is a Munich Re scholar, being the First West African recipient of Munich Re and Georgia State University International Visiting Fellows insurance Program. He is accredited by the Securities and Exchange Commission as an Investment Manager and Portfolio Adviser.
  • Mr. Oye Hassan-Odukale is on the Board of a number of reputable companies such as First Bank of Nigeria, and the immediate past Chairman, Nigeria Insurance Association. He is also Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR).
Mallam Ibrahim Waziri - Director
  • Mallam Ibrahim Dahiru Waziri possesses broad educational qualifications in diverse disciplines including Accounting, Economics, Banking & Finance, Oil & Gas, and Power, Business Management and Human Resource.
  • He has over 30 years post-graduation experience in Academics, Public Administration, Banking and Oil & Gas Industries with particular strengths and interest in Gas resource development and management, Corporate Governance, Human Capital, Leading Change/ Organizational renewal Corporate Finance, and Relationship Management. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a former member of Nigeria’s Federal House of Representative.
  • He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN); a Non-Executive Director of First Bank of Nigeria; FBNBank, UK; First Exploration and Petroleum Development Company Limited amongst other Company Directorships. He has also served on the board of several Companies, with vast and diverse experience in Corporate Management & Governance.
Dr. Balla Swamy - Director
  • Dr. Balla Swamy is a Veterinary Graduate (B.V.Sc) from Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University, Hyderabad and Post-graduate in Business Administration (M.B.A Marketing) from Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad, India. He is also Associate of the Insurance Institute of India and attended various training programmes at national and international levels on Insurance, Reinsurance and Management studies including Corporate Governance.
  • With an experience of two years in Rural India, joined as Direct Recruit Specialist Officer in 1985, The New India Assurance Co Ltd, Mumbai, (Wholly Owned by the Govt. of India) and Largest General Insurance Company with A- Excellent Rating given by A.M. Best Company, U.S.A. rated A-(Excellent – Stable outlook) by AM Best. indicating that the Company has the Highest degree of Financial strength to honor its Policyholders obligations.
  • He worked in various Offices and attained Administrative and Underwriting skills in ranks of Assistant Administrative Officer, Assistant Manager for a period of twelve years in handling major catastrophic losses and Rural Mass Insurance Programmes. He is recognized as Specialist for Agriculture and Rural Insurance business in Andhra Pradesh.
  • He assumed the marketing activities from 1997 to 2004 as Divisional Manager and Senior Divisional Manager in Andhra Pradesh and serviced Major Divisional Office at Vishalkaptnam. His services were recognized and deputed to Philippines to head the operations of 78 years old Branch Office of The New India Assurance Co Ltd, in Manila. The office grew with two branch offices and two general agencies, resulting in premium growth and profitability out of expansion of reinsurance support from the corporate office and remained as major player in Philippines from the year 2004 to 2007.
  • In the year 2008, he was elevated to Chief Manager and posted as Head of Reinsurance Department of The New India Assurance Co Ltd, at Head Office, Mumbai up to the year 2010. Subsequently, he was recognized to handle the Health Insurance Department of The New India Assurance Co Ltd, the largest Health Insurer in India. To his credit, successful implementation of Health Insurance Module in centralized web based Insurance Systems and centralized payment of all the claims to the customers and hospitals directly through electronic payment, resulting in the bagging of Award of Best Health Insurer by Outlook Express Magazine. The New India Assurance Co Ltd also instituted the Health Achievers Award in coordination with Times of India to recognize the services of the best doctors, hospitals and innovations in the field of Health Management Services.
  • He was deputed to Prestige Assurance Plc as its Managing Director in November 2014 subsequent to his elevation to the exalted position of Deputy General Manager in the same year.
Mr. Kofo Majekodunmi - Director
  • He is an Executive Director of FBN Capital. Prior to this, he was the Deputy Managing Director of MBC International Bank Limited with general management oversight. He attended Cranleigh School, Surrey, England after which he proceeded to The London School of Economics & Political Science where he obtained a law degree and was called to The Nigerian Bar in 1988. He later obtained his MBA from the Lagos Business School. He headed various Departments and Divisions in the Bank before his appointment as the Executive Director of MBC in 2000. He has attended development programmes in Paris, Australia and others. He is a member of the Nigerian Economic Summit and Institute of Directors.
Mr. Ike Osakwe - Director
  • Mr. Ike Osakwe is a Chartered Accountant and practicing Management Consultant. Educated in England, he holds degrees in Chemistry from the University of Oxford and has served Articles in the London offices of KPMG Audit. Qualifying in 1980, as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales, he returned to Nigeria to work as an expatriate for ITT.
  • He now serves as the Managing Director of GRID Consulting Ltd., a company that specialises in the planning and implementation of change processes and systems for Commerce, Industry, Government and NGOs.
  • Mr. Osakwe has over 28 years' experience in financial, strategic and corporate planning, as well as organisational and financial management systems development, both in Nigeria and internationally. He has brought his vast experience in the dynamics of most major industrial sectors to bear in his work on corporate governance. He has held several government and Board appointments and currently serves on the Boards of Oando Plc., Thomas Wyatt Nig. Plc. and FedEx Red Star Nig Ltd.
Mr. Tunde Hassan-Odukale - Director
  • Presently the Executive Director in charge of Investments and Management Systems at Leadway Assurance Group. Formerly the Managing Director of Leadway Pensure PFA. He is a graduate of the University of London and City University, London. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Pure Mathematics and a postgraduate Diploma in Actuarial Science. He attended The Advanced Management Program of Lagos Business School and is an ordinary member of both the Royal Society of Mathematics and Pensions Management Institute.
  • He is accredited by the Securities and Exchange Commission as an Investment Adviser and Portfolio Manager. He has attended several courses locally and abroad on Investment Management and Portfolio design. He is a Director of Stanbic Bank Nigeria Limited, Union Assurance Limited (Subsidiary of Union Bank of Nigeria) and Total Health Trust Limited, a health Management Company. Apart from his finance background, Mr. Hassan-Odukale has a strong bias for Information Technology.
Mrs. Aderonke Adedeji - Managing Director
  • Presently the Managing Director of Leadway Pensure PFA, Mrs Adedeji was formerly Executive Director at LPPFA. Prior to that she was an Executive Director of both MBC International Bank Limited and MBC Securities Limited. She is an Associate member of The Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ACA) and a Fellow of Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, UK (FCCA).
  • She was Head of Capital Issues Division of ICON Limited (Merchant Bankers) for 7 years from where she moved to MBC International Bank in 1993. She was appointed an Executive Director at MBC International Bank in 2001. Her experience covers Retail Banking, Corporate Banking, Private Banking, Investment Banking, Corporate Services and Securities.
Mr. Lanre Idris - (Executive Director Operations)
  • Prior to his appointment as an Executive Director of Leadway Pensure PFA Ltd., he had previously been the Chief Operating Officer of the company. He was formerly the Chief Technology Officer, Prestel Communications Ltd., Benin and Tehila Communications Ltd., Lagos. He has extensive experience in information systems and operations management, and has attended many local and international seminars. He is an alumnus of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, where he obtained a honors degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and the Lagos Business School, Lekki Lagos, where he took the Senior Management program.
  • He is a member of the Information Systems Audit & Control Association, the British Computer Society and the International Institute for Business Analysis. He is an ardent technocrat with over 22 years of ornate service experience and over 12 years of which has been in senior management and executive rank. He a strategic thinker, with a mix of technology and business skills. He is passionate about nature conservation and sustainable environment.
Mr. Olusakin Labeodan - (Executive Director Sales and Marketing)
  • Presently an Executive Director with the Leadway Pensure PFA Ltd, Lagos, Nigeria. Prior to his appointment as an Executive Director of Leadway Pensure PFA Ltd., Mr. Olusakin Labeodan served as the Chief Marketing Officer as well as the Group Head, Distribution of the Company. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Statistics from the University of Ibadan and an MBA (Strategic Management) from Milpark Business.
  • Olusakin's consistent and successful career experience in Public, Private and International Organisations continue to enrich his leadership capabilities especially in the areas of Sales and Marketing, Business Development, Customer Services, Finance & Investments, Research, Information & Communication Technology (ICT), Private Banking and Pension Fund Administration.
  • He has attended several advanced local and international seminars and trainings, which includes High Performance & Creative Negotiator, Senior Management Program (SMP43), Mastering Strategy and Commerce Web Development at IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain; Lagos Business School (LBS) Lagos and Nigeria; Dimension Data Learning Solutions, Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a Full Member, South African Institute of Management (SAIM) and the Computer Society of South Africa (CSSA), now Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA).
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