Board of Directors

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    Mr. Paul Kokoricha holds a Bachelor of Science degree, Second Class Upper Division in Economics and won the Departmental Prize for the Best Graduating Student in Economics in 1982 from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.
    Kokoricha worked for ten years in Arthur Andersen & Co. [previously a leading global accounting and consulting firm] providing accounting, consulting and audit services to varied clients in financial services, oil and gas, trading and manufacturing. He gained extensive experience in accounting and audit turnarounds, business reorganizations and systems consulting. Prior to joining African Capital Alliance, he worked for Liberty Bank plc for eight years as Group Head of Operations with responsibility for trade finance products and customer service.
    He joined African Capital Alliance in 2002 as the Chief Financial Officer before making a transition to fund manager role in 2004. He is currently the Managing Principal of Capital Alliance Private Equity I [CAPE I] and Capital Alliance Private Equity II [CAPE II] - a US$ 35 million and US$ 100 million private equity funds respectively. CAPE I and CAPE II have a number of international and Nigeria based investors, including leading international development finance institutions such as International Finance Corporation [IFC] - private sector arm of the World Bank; European Investment Bank; CDC Capital [formerly Commonwealth Development Corporation]; FMO [the Dutch Development Finance Corporation], as well as Nigeria-based institutions such as Citibank, Chevron Pension, Nigeria Breweries [Heineken]; UAC; Diamond Bank, etc.
    Most of these investors are represented in the Advisory Committee and Investment Committee; key governance organs of both funds. In his role as Fund Manager, he champions all aspects of private equity investment management, including fundraising, deal origination, due diligence, deal structuring, investment and management of exits. He is a director of a number of companies, including Johnnic Communications West Africa Limited, Compact Disc Technologies Nigeria Limited, Swift Networks Limited, Resourcery Limited, Accat and Nu Metro Retail Nigeria Limited.

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    A graduate of Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto with Bachelor Degree of Science in Management Studies. He is an Associate of Chartered Insurance Institute London and has an MBA degree from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and a Diploma in Insurance (Distinction) from the famous West African Insurance Institute Banjul, The Gambia.
    Binji started his Insurance career with Nigeria Reinsurance Corporation where he worked in Investment, Underwriting and Marketing departments. He then moved to pioneer Zenith Insurance Company a subsidiary of (Zenith Bank) as zonal Head/Northern operations a position He held for 9years.
    Prior to joining FIN Insurance as MD/CEO, Binji was appointed by the Federal Government as Executive Director, operations and later Acted as MD/CEO of Nigeria Agricultural Insurance Corporation(NAIC).
    He attended many courses in Insurance Risk Management and Marketing both locally and overseas including 1 Year full time residential course at (WAII) Banjul, The Gambia, and has over 19 years’ cognate experience in the industry.

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    Afolabi Elebiju

    He is the founding Principal of LeLaw, Barristers & Solicitors a commercial law firm. Widely acknowledged as one of Nigeria’s leading tax and regulatory lawyers, he has two decades of premium corporate and commercial law experience in leading professional services firms. He was most recently General Counsel at Nigeria’s foremost private equity firm.
    He obtained his Bachelor of Arts (B.A. (Ed)) and Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He also has two Master of Laws (LL.M) degrees: from the University of Lagos and Harvard Law School respectively.
    He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (FCTI), the Vice Dean, Indirect Tax Faculty of the Chartered Institute of Taxation Nigeria, and an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb).

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    Martins Uwuilekhue

    Mr. Martins Uwuilekhue has over 24 years’ experience in the insurance segments such as Reinsurance, Underwriting, Risk Management, Oil & Gas, Bonds, Claims Management, Engineering, Corporate marketing, Business Development and Loss prevention. He’s currently the GM, overseeing, Technical and Risk Management Division of the Cornerstone group. Prior to that, he began his career as an underwriter at Franco-Nigeria Insurance Brokers.
    Mr. Martins holds both a Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Physiology from the University of Ibadan, and is an associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria [CIIN], He is an alumnus of Lagos Business School, as well as University of Texas. He has attended various specialized management courses/training internationally, such as Elementary Drilling and Petroleum fundamentals, from University of Texas and specialty in Oil Intermediate from the International Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).

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    Abdulkareem Mohammed Sani

    Mr. Abdulkareem Mohammed Sani holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accountancy from the University of Maiduguri and a Master of Business Administration from the Ahamdu Bello University Zaria. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. As well as a Fellow of the Institute.
    He has over 2 decades of experience as a Chartered Accountant. His specialization includes Corporate Reporting, Financial Management, Taxation, Auditing, General Management, Mergers and acquisition. He worked with Yobe State Water Board, Adetona Isichie & Co and Quartz Technological Ventures Limited. Before joining NNDC Limited where he currently heads the Management Services Directorate.
    Prior to joining the board of FIN Insurance Company Limited, He sat on the Board of many Companies. He is also a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom.

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    Dr. Nkiru Balonwu holds a Bachelors of Law (LL.B) from the University of Manchester, a Masters of Law (LL.M) from University College London, and a J.S.D from the University of California, Berkeley. She is called to the Bar in Nigeria, England & Wales and New York State.
    She is a strategic communicator, reputation management and stakeholder specialist with over 15 years’ experience. She has broad industry experience including digital media, e-commerce, technology product strategy and development.
    She is the founder and Managing Partner of RDF Strategies. She also founded the African Women on Board, a non-profit dedicated to improving the realities for African women and girls. Prior to joining FIN Insurance Company Limited, she served on the Board of many companies. 

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    Mr. Peter Ekwueme holds a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from University of Agriculture Makurdi {formerly UNIJOS, Makurdi Campus} and a Master in Business Administration from Delta State University Abraka.
    He is a versatile insurance practitioner with vast experience in Sales and Marketing Management, underwriting and operations. He is an Associate member of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN). And prior to joining FIN Insurance. Mr. Peter Ekwueme worked at Cornerstone Insurance Plc for over 24 years in various capacity where he rose to become the General Manager and Divisional Head, Institutional Business responsible for sales and operations of the Special Risk unit, Lagos, Northern, Southern and Western Region.
    He has attended various courses locally and abroad including Advanced Management Course on Sales Force Performance Management at Kellogg School of Management, Illinois, Chicago, USA. He is an alumnus of the prestigious Kellogg School of Management and Lagos Business School.