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Tunde Mimiko now MD/CEO of Sanlam Nigeria.

Nigeria’s leading life insurer, Sanlam Nigeria (formally FBNInsurance Ltd.) has announced the appointment of Mr. Tunde Mimiko as its new Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, following the retirement of Mr. Val Ojumah. Tunde Mimiko is a seasoned Insurance professional with over 23 years’ experience in life and general insurance, spanning sales and marketing, business development, strategy, vision & mission planning, technical operations, product development & management. Tunde is a transformational leader who has actively participated in the transition projects of the various companies where he served, including the transition of Union Assurance to Ensure Insurance Plc (now Allianz Nigeria), where he served as Managing Director/CEO between 2015-2017, WAPIC Insurance Plc (now Coronation Insurance Plc), and ARM Life Plc. Tunde Mimik...Read more

Sanlam Nigeria Announces Board Appointment

Nigeria’s leading life insurer, Sanlam Nigeria (formally FBNInsurance Limited.), has announced the appointment of Dr. Femi Oyetunji as its Chairman and Alhaji Mohammed Borodo as an Independent Non-Executive Director. Dr. Oyetunji has over 30 years of extensive industry experience with fiscal, strategic, operational, and transformational leadership. The last 10 years was spent as the Group Managing Director/CEO of Continental Reinsurance Plc where Oyentunji served before his retirement in 2021. Dr. Oyetunji, holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Victoria University of Manchester where he graduated with First Class in Statistics and Operational Research, a Master of Science degree [MSC] from the University of London, and a Ph.D. from the University of Manchester, Institute of Science & Technology, England and Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, United Kingdom, Institute of Directors, Nigeria [IOD], and Association of Pension Funds of Nigeria. The industry...Read more

FBNInsurance declares 74 kobo dividend payment

FBNInsurance Limited, a leading insurer in Nigeria, recently concluded its Annual General Meeting in Lagos and the shareholders approved a full year dividend of 74 kobo per ordinary share for the year end 2021. Speaking at the Annual General Meeting, Mr. Val Ojumah, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of FBNInsurance Limited, stated that FBNInsurance financial performance in 2021 demonstrates the company’s strong footing despite the challenging operating environment in 2021. “We are pleased with our 2021 financial year end results and also grateful for the trust that our shareholders have in our ability to continue to grow the business,” Mr. Ojumah commented. Mr. Ojumah further stated that while the nation anticipates an improved economy, FBNInsurance Limited remains adaptable and responsive to the unfolding trends, modifying plans and operations in a manner that would ensure the company achieves its strategic objectives. The div...Read more

FBNInsurance honours outgoing Chairman

The Board, Management, staff of FBNInsurance Limited, friends, and family members all gathered recently to celebrate the outgoing Chairman, Mrs. Adenrele Kehinde. Speaking at the event, Mr. Val Ojumah, the Managing Director/Chief Executive officer of FBNInsurance Limited, said Mrs. Adenrele demonstrated brilliance, excellence and a high level of professionalism, and strong competence on the job. Mr. Ojumah also described Mrs. Adenrele as an advocate of high ethical standards who regularly challenged the company’s executive management to deliver industry-leading results using her usual mantra “the result of hard work is more work.” Also, speaking at the event, Mr. Bode Opadokun, Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer, FBN General Insurance Limited, applauded Mrs. Adenrele for her openness and professionalism. He added that though she has retired, the company would continue to draw from her wealth of experience. Mr. Oyewale Ariyibi, a No...Read more

FBNInsurance posts N47.1bn Gross Premium Written, pays N14.4bn claims in 2020

FBN Insurance Limited, a fully owned subsidiary of Sanlam Emerging Markets (Pty) Limited has presented its 2020 Annual Report to shareholders at the company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Lagos recently. Speaking at the AGM, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, FBNInsurance Limited, Val Ojumah, disclosed that despite the challenging operating environment in the country, the company closed the year with positive results and made prompt claims payment to customers. An analysis of the company’s report showed that the group recorded an improvement in net premium income at 8% year-on-year growth from ?39.2 billion to ?42.5 billion in 2020. Total assets of the group increased by 47% from ?116.0 billion to close at ?170.0 billion as at 31 December 2020. This growth was driven by the company’s investment strategy supported by the increase in premium written particularly from retail life and annuity. Insurance and investment contract...Read more

FBNInsurance Rewards Retail Agents

As part of her drive to motivate her retail sales force and in line with her corporate strategy, the Management of FBNInsurance Limited, recently rewarded her outstanding Financial Advisors, Sales Managers, Senior Sales Manager and Area Sales Managers during her 2020 MD/CEO EMBER Award and The Retail Annual Competition (TRAC) Award held in Lagos. Speaking on the awards at the ceremony, the Executive Director, Retail Business Distribution, FBNInsurance Limited, Mr. Odinakachi Umekwe, commended the efforts of the retail team for the outstanding performances they put forward despite the pandemic. According to him, “The retail team is the company’s potent sales force. This team of over 2000 vibrant men and women all over Nigeria has sold insurance under the most challenging environment to ensure the company stays ahead in the retail space despite the limitations imposed by COVID-19. This award ceremony is to adequately reward the top Financial Advisors...Read more

FBNInsurance settles N11.4 billion claims in 9 months

FBNInsurance Limited has continued to maintain its position as irrefutable leader in the life insurance segment in the nation’s insurance sector as it paid out N11.4 billion claims to its clients as of the end of the third quarter of 2021. According to the data made available by the insurer, the sum of N11.4 billion was paid out between January and September 2021, which represents a 39% increase when compared to N8.2 billion paid in the same period in 2020. Further breakdown showed that Individual Life insurance had the highest figure totalling N5.3 billion, while Annuity accounted for N3.5 billion. Other figures released were N1.9 billion for Group Life insurance, and N687 million for Credit Life insurance. Making this disclosure in Lagos, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of FBN Insurance Limited, Mr. Val Ojumah, stated that in a bid to protect the interest of both corporate and individual clients, the company has built a solid founda...Read more

FBNInsurance donates to orphanage homes, hospice

As part of its Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CR&S) initiative, FBNInsurance Limited and its subsidiary, FBN General Insurance, recently donated various items to Orphanage Homes and a Foundation across three geographical regions of the country: Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt. A statement by the insurance firm named the beneficiaries as Heritage Homes Orphanage, Lagos, Down Syndrome Foundation, Lagos, The Poorest of the Poor, Abuja, and Goodness and Passion Orphanage Home, Port Harcourt. Items donated by the leading Life Insurance firm include food, beverages, toiletries as well as an undisclosed amount of cash to the beneficiaries. Most of the items donated to the Homes and Hospice, according to the statement, were largely raised through the company’s annual Staff Gift Drive which is an in-house initiative that encourages members of staff of the company to donate various items for a common cause. The FBNInsurance Staff Gift Drive ...Read more


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