Casava Insurance appoints former Allianz CEO Adeolu Adewumi-Zer as Board Advisor

Adeolu Adewumi-Zer

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Casava Insurance has appointed Adeolu Adewumi-Zer as its newest Board Advisor. With a career spanning over two decades, Adeolu has established herself as a formidable leader in the realms of business strategy, corporate governance, executive leadership, and advisory.

A statement by Casava Insurance said Her appointment marks a significant milestone for the company as it continues to push the boundaries in the insurance industry.

“At Casava, we are immensely excited to have Adeolu Adewumi-Zer join us. Her unparalleled experience and unique strategic perspectives are poised to accelerate our journey towards achieving our ambitious goals,” said Bode Pedro, Founder and CEO of Casava Inc. “The Casava team warmly welcomes her to the barn, eagerly anticipating the innovative and impactful contributions she will bring to our mission,” he added.

Adewumi-Zer’s journey in the insurance sector is marked by her transformative leadership as the former Managing Director/CEO of Allianz Nigeria Insurance Ltd, a groundbreaking role she embraced in September 2020. During her tenure at Allianz Nigeria, a subsidiary of the globally renowned Allianz SE, Adeolu’s strategic vision was instrumental in the acquisition of the company, showcasing her capability to navigate and lead through complex mergers and acquisitions. This achievement was part of her broader role within the Allianz Group as the Regional Head of Mergers, Acquisitions, and Transformation Africa, where she managed an impressive portfolio nearing half a billion Euros across the continent.Before ascending to the CEO position, Adeolu made history as the first and only female member of the Allianz Nigeria board, serving as a Non-Executive Director.

Currently, Adewumi-Zer works as the founder and Managing Director at Zer Consulting, a pan-African consultancy dedicated to fostering sustainable growth through strategy planning, leadership development, and executive insights at conferences worldwide. Her pioneering spirit and strategic insights have been pivotal in reshaping the landscape of the insurance industry in Nigeria and beyond.

About Casava

Casava Inc. is a leading insurtech company renowned for providing cutting-edge digital insurance solutions. Under the leadership of founder and CEO Bode Pedro, Casava relentlessly leverages technology to make insurance accessible, affordable and enjoyable. Through innovative products, strategic partnerships, and a commitment to social impact, Casava aims to enable individuals, businesses and communities to thrive and prosper. Visit to learn more.

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