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Chuks Udo Okonta
The Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA) has widened its net in search of an experienced director general to provide strategic leadership and direction for the umbrella body of underwriters.
According to the association ideal candidates will be required to demonstrate highly advanced strategic perspectives and execution capabilities and must be able to engage with a range of diverse and sometimes challenging internal and external stakeholders.
It noted that the Director General (DG) would be responsible for the achievement of the Association’s vision, mission and strategic direction as well as driving the accomplishment of growth and expansion programs, governance policies and management of business risks.
Other duties include: Reports directly to the Governing Council. Specific Duties of the Position, provide strategic direction and oversight to the management team to drive the Association’s business towards sustainable growth; articulate and oversee the translation of high level corporate strategies and growth plans into business and operational strategies; ensures best practices to achieve world class market development initiatives for the industry; liaised with the Government across all levels from National Assembly, MDAs and State levels, NAICOM, Regulatory bodies such as NSE, SEC, CAC with a view to ensuring that the Association’s interests are presented and protected; create avenues to promote productive relationships among members of the Association such as conferences and meetings for the discussion of technical and professional matters relevant to Insurance.
Continuing with noted that the individual would build relationships with individuals, associations, institutions or bodies within or outside Nigeria whose goals align with those of the Association; maintain constant dialogue with other trade Associations in the Insurance industry with a view to fostering good relationships between them, the NIA as well as the insuring public; create an enabling environment that empowers management and staff to develop the capabilities required to achieve set goals and proactively respond to opportunities and challenges in the business environment and maximize platforms to engage with Government and regulatory bodies to guide the formulation of enabling laws, statutes and regulations.
The candidate is expected to have Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in any related discipline; minimum of 20 years post-qualification experience in the financial services industry out of which ten (10) years must have been spent at an Executive management level; relevant professional will be an added advantage e.g. ACIIN, ACCA and evident of strong industry knowledge.