Our Board Members


Chairman, Board of Directors

Ituah IGHODALO attended Kings College Lagos and International School, University of Ibadan. He obtained a combined Honours Degree in Economics and Accounting in 1982 from the University of Hull, England and attended a Business Certification course at Harvard Business School in 2011. He commenced his professional career in 1982 at Price Waterhouse and later founded Ighodalo & Co, a professional public Accounting firm in January 1987. Read more

Ebelechukwu B. NWACHUKWU

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer

Ebelechukwu NWACHUKWU joined NSIA Insurance Limited in January 2018. Prior to her appointment, Ebele was the Managing Director/CEO of Zenith General Insurance Company Limited; the DGM, Retail and Channel Management of UBA Insurance and the AGM, Marketing in Standard Alliance Insurance. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Benin and an MBA from the ESUT Business School, Nigeria and is a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria, and London; a member of the Institute of Directors and a member of the Nigerian Chartered Institute of Management. Read more

Jean Kacou DIAGOU

Non – Executive Director/Chairman NSIA Group

Jean Kacou DIAGOU serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of NSIA Participations; He is a professional and an expert in the industry accumulating over 40years experience in Insurance. Before establishing NSIA, he worked with the UAP and contributed actively to the restructuring of the banking and insurance sector particularly through his participation in the preparation of the CIMA Code, a regulation which is commonly applicable in 14 African countries. Read more


Non – Executive Director

Adewale SANGOWAWA is an accomplished and highly successful banker, economist and management consultant. He studied at the University of Makerere, Uganda where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science & Economics and a Master’s Degree in Development Economics. Read more


Non – Executive Director

Chioma SIDESO has a law degree from the University of Kent, Canterbury (United Kingdom), an MBA from the University of Leicester UK, The Professional Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) UK and is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute UK, the ACII (UK). She held roles in major multinationals in the financial services sector in the United Kingdom such as AssicurazioniGenerali, Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group, Barclays Bank and Marks & Spencer. In addition to attending several training programmes in Europe, Asia, North America and the Middle East, she has also completed the Chief Executive Programme at the Lagos Business School. Read more

Janine Kacou DIAGOU

Non – Executive Director

Janine Kacou DIAGOU is currently the Group Chief Executive Officer at NSIA Participations. She holds a d Bachelor’s Degree in Business administration (IFAM Paris) and a Master of Science in Finance from Middlesex University, London. She joined the NSIA Group in 1999 as the Director responsible for Audit and Control Management of the Ivorian Subsidiary. In this position for five years, she honed her knowledge of the group. Ms. DIAGOU was named CFO of NSIA Ivory Coast in 2004, then NSIA Participations, and in 2006, played a key role in the acquisition of BIAO Bank, the oldest bank in Ivory Coast which is now the third ranking bank in the Ivorian market. She was promoted in 20011 to the function of deploying the strategy of the business of Group NSIA. Read more

Bene Boevi LAWSON

Non – Executive Director

Bene Boevi LAWSON is a member of the Institute of Canadian Directors and the Institute of Administrators in South Africa. He serves as Group Managing Director and is in Charge of The Insurance Pole at NSIA Participations S.A. He has been a Director of African Reinsurance Corporation since 2015. Mr. Lawson became a Director in NSIA Insurance Limited on June 28, 2011. Read more

Abideen MUSA

Executive Director, Technical

Abideen MUSA is a seasoned insurance professional with over 22 years’ experience in underwriting different classes of risks, Claims Management and Marketing. Currently heading the Technical Department of General and Life Businesses, Abideen was appointed as an Executive Director in March 2017. He started his career in NOA Insurance Brokers Limited in 1995, moving on to Equity Indemnity Insurance Company in 1999 as an Underwriter spending eight years with the organization and eventually heading the Underwriting Unit. Read more


Executive Director, Marketing & Relationship Management

Sunny UWAGBOI joined NSIA Insurance to head Marketing and Relationship Management in February 2018 and was appointed Executive Director in July 2018. Prior to his engagement with NSIA Insurance, Sunny worked with Zenith General Insurance Company Limited for over 13 years and rose to the level of General Manager in charge of Business Development, Relationships Management and Marketing. Being one of the pioneer staff, his marketing and business development acumen was very instrumental in building the customer base of the company especially the brokers market. Read more

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