Allianz Africa has announced a change in leadership within its operating entity in Nigeria.
Yomi Onifade is appointed CEO of Allianz Nigeria effective December 5, 2022, subject to necessary approvals. He succeeds Adeolu Adewumi-Zer, called to pursue other opportunities outside the Allianz group.
Yomi has extensive experience in managing international and local insurance companies in Nigeria through the various roles he held there. To date, he has just over 23 years of experience in the financial services industry, particularly in the insurance and asset management sector. He was instrumental in building one of the largest and fastest growing non-banking financial services groups in Nigeria. Yomi therefore has recognized technical and managerial qualities that will enable him to accelerate the growth of Allianz Nigeria.
These changes reflect Allianz’s renewed commitment and, above all, its desire to make the most of the potential of the Nigerian insurance market, not only in terms of offering world-class products for the citizens of this great countries, but also to accelerate its growth globally.
The teams of Allianz Nigeria, now led by the new CEO Yomi Onifade, will thus allow the Nigerian economy to benefit more from all the expertise of the world leader in insurance and financial services.
“His in-depth knowledge of local non-banking financial services, combined with his recognized technical and managerial qualities, make Yomi the ideal profile to realize Allianz’s growth ambitions in one of the largest economies on the continent”, declared Delphine Traoré, Regional CEO of Allianz Africa.
We would also like to thank Jaideep Goel for his efforts leading our operating entity in Nigeria pending the appointment of the new CEO.