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Management Team

Island ReManagement Team

Dr. Oladipo Gbenro

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer


Nationality: Nigeria

Professional Experience:

Dr. Oladipo Gbenro is an astute composite insurance and reinsurance technocrat with over 36 year of active working experience of which 27 years are dedicated to reinsurance (with Globe Re and WAICA Re) where he was responsible for piloting WAICA Re (Nigeria) – General Risk after formation to growth and acceptability with landmark result. The same he did for formation of WAICA Re – Life to growth and acceptability.

He is charged with the responsibility to lead a formidable team to meet, exceed goals, objectives; direct, control the company’s operations, give strategic guidance, direction to board to ensure that the company achieves its mission and objectives thereby creating values for stakeholders.

Educational Background:

Higher National Diploma (HND),

Masters of Business Administration (MBA))

Associate, Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (ACIIN).

Fellow, Charted Institute of Marketing (FCIM)

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Honoris Causa

Doctor of Public Administration (DPA) Honoris Causa

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Academics, FBC University of Sierra Leone.

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Mr. A. A. Adisa

Company Secretary/Legal


Nationality: Nigeria

Professional Experience:

Mr. A. A. Adisa a notary public, a former chief examiner of Chartered Institute of Banker in Banking Law and Corporate Governance.

He is a former deputy secretary Council of Legal Education. He is responsible

Educational Background:

Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Mr. George Odera

Regional Manager (Internal Actuary, Training & Logistics) – COMESA Market


Nationality: Kenya

Professional Experience:

Mr. George Odera is a seasoned and composite professional with world class exposure in insurance and reinsurance business. He has decades of experience in executive management, pricing, product development, risk based capital modelling with sound underwriting, technical, claim management, human and capital resources management both in the insurance and reinsurance space.

He has ability to drive and provide leadership to professionals from diverse background with an aim of exceeding customer expectations, provide shareholder value and building market confidence.

He has provided executive capacities to board of Madison Insurance Limited (Nairobi, Kenya), responsible in successful insurance and reinsurance products development, initiative, management and administration with desired board achievement on overall corporate goals and objectives.

In his executive capacity, he has attended several courses both at international and national levels. He also has designed and calibrated Kenya’s risk based capital model that was used to determine the solvency capital requirement for the entire Kenya insurance and reinsurance market while working with insurance regulatory authority in Nairobi, Kenya.

Educational Background:

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) – Actuarial Management, University of Nairobi, Kenya.

Master of Science (M.Sc.) – Actuarial Management, University of Nairobi, Kenya.

Fellow, Chartered Actuary (FCA), Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, United Kingdom.

Mr. Joseph Efosa Igbinedion

Group Chief Financial Officer


Nationality: Nigeria

Professional Experience:

Mr. Joseph Efosa Igbinedion is a seasoned professional in accountancy and financial consultancy with significant experience and expertise in the reinsurance industry.

Professionally, he has a career spanning several decades across various industries notably spending 15 years in the reinsurance sector of Globe Reinsurance Plc with landmark achievement before transitioning into consultancy.

Educational Background:

Higher National Diploma (HND) – Accountancy, Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State, Nigeria.

Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (FICAN)

Associate, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN)

Nigerian Institute of Management – Chartered (MNIM)

Mr. Olajide Adefesobi

Ag. Chief Financial Officer


Nationality: Nigeria

Professional Experience:

Mr. Olajide Adefesobi has over 20 years’ experience as a senior financial executive. His experience catches across finance, forensic and fraud investigation. His functionalities span mostly in accounting, compliance, enterprise risk management and internal control and audit. He offers some leadership on array of activities culminating in engagement in consultancy brief.

Educational Background:

Higher National Diploma (HND) – Business Administration, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria.

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) – Accounting, American University, Dominican Republic.

Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) – Financial Management, Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba, Ondo State, Nigeria.

Master in Business Administration (MBA), Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba, Ondo State, Nigeria.

Chartered Certified Forensic Accountant/Auditor (CCFA)

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS)

Certified Public Accountant, Nigeria (CPA)

Fellow Chartered Management Accountant, Nigeria(FCMA)

Associate Chartered Management Accountant(ACMA)

Mr. Emmanuel Unoka

Head ICT


Nationality: Nigeria

Professional Experience:

Mr. Emmanuel Unoka is a distinguished information technology professional with over 30 years’ experience in software development. Extensive experience directing cross-functional teams in the design and integration technology solutions. Experienced in program management and project engineering. Expertise in managing projects within information systems, telecommunications, manufacturing, customer service, reinsurance and financial environments. Solid background in directing programs to implement ERP and web/desktop applications. Proven ability to bridge technology and business goals to provide productive solutions.

He is responsible for ensuring that the IT infrastructure and operations of Island Re are aligned with its strategic goals and objectives.

Educational Background:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.Sc.), Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria.

Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science (PGD), University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria.

Master of Science in Computer Science (M.Sc.), University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria

Mr. Victor Chido

Regional Representative – COMESA Markets


Nationality: Zimbabwe

 Professional Experience:

Mr. Victor Chido is the appointed representative of Island Re at the COMESA regional market for research development. His vast experience was evident by being an executive consultant for research information for COMESA in Harari, Zimbabwe with servicing client like Continental Re, Grand Re, Zambia Re in Lusaka, Zambia

Educational Background:

Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Information Management, Zimbabwe.