Sunu Assurances Nigeria Appoints Mr. Samuel Ogbodu As Managing Director/CEO


…….Mr. Adeleke Hassan As Executive Director Technical & Operations

The Board of SUNU Assurances Nigeria Plc has announced, following the approval of National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) the appointment of Mr. Samuel Oghenebrume Ogbodu as the Managing Director/Chief Executive of SUNU Assurances Nigeria Plc.

Similarly, NAICOM granted a provisional approval for the appointment of Mr. Adeleke Emmanuel Hassan as Executive Director, Technical & Operations.

Mr. Samuel Oghenebrume  Ogbodu 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.


According to the statement endorsed and sent by Oluwayemisi  Mafe, Head, Brand Communications of the Company disclosed that Ogbodu  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% success rate. He is an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lagos Business School and University of Lagos.

He is a member of the prestigious Ikoyi Club 1938, IBB Golf and Country Club, Abuja and Institute of Directors (IOD). He is married and blessed with children.


Mr. Adeleke Emmanuel Hassan is a consummate and seasoned Chartered Insurer with over twenty five (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.


Mr. Hassan is an Alumnus of Ambrose Alli University and Lagos Business School. He has attended numerous seminars and courses locally and overseas in the course of his career. He is a member of the society of Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute of London, Associate Member of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria.


He is married and blessed with children.

About SUNU Assurances Nigeria Plc:

SUNU Assurances Nigeria Plc. is a member of SUNU Group it has the vision to be a leading African Insurance Company. It is on a mission to be an insurance company recognized for excellent client services, using cutting edge technology, motivated workforce and good business ethics to meet stakeholders’ expectations. This is being driven by innovative service delivery, products development, cost management, customers experience and ensuring proper balance in all dealings.

SUNU Assurances Nigeria Plc was incorporated as Equity Assurance Nigeria on December 13, 1984 and was licensed to underwrite all classes of general business. The company operates with a recently increased authorized share capital and shareholders fund. The company is a corporate member of the West African Insurance Company Association (WAICA) and the Nigeria Insurers’ Association (NIA), the official umbrella of registered insurance companies in Nigeria, as well as The Africa Insurance Organisation (AIO). SUNU Assurances Nigeria Plc is the parent company of SUNU Assurances Limited, a Ghanaian subsidiary that started operations in Ghana in 2008.

The company changed its name from Equity Assurance Plc to SUNU Assurances Nigeria Plc with due approval from the shareholders and its regulator, National Insurance Commission (NAICOM).  The approval was dated 29th March, 2018 and a new license was issued by NAICOM.

The name change was necessitated as a result of SUNU Group’s (a foremost Pan-African Insurance Group), recent acquisition of majority stake in Equity Assurance Plc., With operations in 14 African countries and 23 office locations spanning West and Central Africa, this acquisition positions SUNU Assurances Nigeria Plc., to leverage SUNU Group’s vast network of knowledge capital, financial strength and technical resources in our quest to differentiate our offerings and service standards in the Nigerian marketplace.

In addition to strengthening the company’s balance sheet, this strategic investment and name change also provides SUNU Assurances Nigeria Plc. with critical organizational capabilities & competencies which will be harnessed to create and deliver value to our esteemed brokers and clients.

This new name reflects its pan African presence as a full-fledged member of the SUNU Group. The company will continue to operate in its current structure, and our phone contacts remain unchanged. Other than the name change, there is no change in management and we will be providing tailored made products and better service on which SUNU Group has built its reputation across Africa.

Recently, SUNU Assurances Nigeria Plc announced the launch of its innovative mobile (USSD) Insurance solution. It is a simple, ‘first of its kind’ self-service solution which enables car owners / users to purchase authentic 3rd party Auto Insurance with the use of their mobile phones in less than 5minutes. This mobile (USSD) application also serves as a platform for customer engagement, claims payment and other after-purchase services. ‘


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