Mr. Jeremy Rowse

Acting Chairman

Mr. Jeremy Rowse is a graduate of the Rhodes University (B. Comm) and the University of Cape Town (MBA), South Africa. He started his insurance career with African Life Assurance as a Marketing Manager in 1983 and rose to become the Chief Executive of the company in 2000. Under his leadership the company expanded its African operations in Botswana, Kenya and Namibia to include Zambia, Ghana and Tanzania.
Mr. Rowse served as a member of the Board of the Life Offices Association of South Africa for over 7 years, as well as serving on President Kufour’s Ghana Investment Advisory Counsel (GIAC) for over 4 years, after being nominated by The World Bank. He is on the board of directors of Nedgroup Life Assurance Company, South Africa. He was appointed to the board of Santam, a leading short-term insurer in South Africa, in November 2006 and now represents the IFC on the board of LEADWAY.

Mr. Oye Hassan-Odukale

Managing Director/CEO

Mr. Oye Hassan-Odukale is a Member of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He is currently serving on the Executive Committee of the African Insurance Organization and is a past Chairman of the Nigerian Insurers Association. He is a product of Mayflower School, Ikenne Ogun State and a graduate of the University of Houston, Texas, USA from where he obtained Bachelor and Master Degrees in Business Administration, specializing in Finance. He started his career in insurance with SCIB & Company Insurance Brokers (then an affiliate of Sedgwicks Insurance Brokers) in 1980 and joined LEADWAY Assurance Company Limited in 1981.
He became the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company in 1994. He is a Munich Re scholar, being the First West African recipient of the Munich Re Insurance Fellowship at Georgia State University. He has done extensive research on Computerization of Insurance Business. Mr. Oye Hassan-Odukale is on the board of a number of reputable companies. He also served on the Federal Government of Nigeria’s Committee for the review of Insurance Laws.

Mrs Mowunmi Sotubo


Mrs. Mowunmi Sotubo attended St. Bernardine’s Girls School in Oyo State between 1968 – 1972. She holds a diploma in insurance from the Ahmadu Bello University in 1977. She joined Leadway as an underwriter in 1977 and rose to become the Controller, claims department before retiring in 2011 after 34 years of meritorious service. She attended various courses and trainings locally and overseas which includes Advance General Insurance organized by SwissRe,Leadership and Management Training by the Nigeria Institute of Management, Fraud Management in Insurance Industry etc. She is currently on the board of Directors, Leadway Properties and Investment Limited and also the Managing Director, Sables Nigeria Limited.

Eugene Curley


Mr. Eugene Curley is an accomplished business risk manager, campaign strategist and international affairs professional. He is currently Managing Director of London based CTF Solutions, a division of the CT Group, the leading UK/Australian campaigns strategy consultancy. Prior to being a businessman, Eugene was for over 25 years a senior career UK Diplomat. Eugene has a record of delivery in international operations and negotiations at Ministerial and Head of State level across the globe – having led policy operations for the British Government in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, the United States and Latin America. His broad experience covers political and geo-strategic issues, conflict resolution, international finance including sanctions, money laundering, intelligence and counter-terrorism – and his specialist advice is now invaluable for leading figures in all business sectors and services across the world.

Eugene combines these skills with detailed economic and markets’ experience gained from his time as an analyst at the Bank of England early in his career. He speaks fluent French and Spanish. Eugene is a graduate of the University of Nottingham, the City Business School and INSEAD.

Mr. Tunde Hassan-Odukale

Executive Director / Financial Services & IT Systems

Mr. Tunde Hassan-Odukale is a graduate of the University of London and City University, London. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Pure Mathematics and a Postgraduate Diploma in Actuarial Science. He is a member of the Royal Society of Mathematics and the Institute of Actuaries. He is on the board of directors of various blue-chip companies, which includes Stanbic IBTC Bank Nigeria Plc and First Bank of Nigeria Plc. Mr. Tunde Hassan-Odukale has a strong bias for Information Technology and is the head of our Strategic IT planning committee.

Ms. Adetola Adegbayi

Executive Director / General Business

Ms. Adetola Adegbayi is a Legal Practitioner with extensive experience in legal research, corporate legal practice, insurance and financial services. She holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree of the University of Glamorgan in Wales and a Master of Laws Degree of the University of Bristol, England, graduating with distinction in Jurisprudence. She is also an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, London and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK.

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