Continental Reinsurance Strengthens Resources

By Lynette Lambert
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Lagos, 25 January 2016 : Continental Reinsurance is pleased to announce the recent hire of Mr. Shola Ajibade as General Manager, Operations, Anglophone West Africa.

Mr. Ajibade is an accomplished reinsurance underwriter and joins Continental Reinsurance with over 25 years’ experience in insurance and reinsurance. He has garnered his experience through serving in leading institutions under different capacities. His last role was with Aon Benfield South Africa where he held the position of Executive (treaty) for Sub Sahara Africa and was previously the senior broker for West Africa and Portuguese markets.

Prior to joining Aon Benfield he worked at Swiss Re South Africa and Swiss Re Ivory Coast. He also worked in senior executive positions at United African Insurance Brokers (UAIB) Nigeria, The Lion of Africa Insurance Company, Nigeria and Africa Re, Nigeria from where he started his career as an Underwriting Assistant.

Dr. Femi Oyetunji, Group Managing Director, Continental Reinsurance Plc states “We’re delighted to welcome Mr. Ajibade to the Company. His wealth of experience and industry knowledge is a key addition to our Company's multinational talent pool and in alignment with our vision of being the premier pan-African reinsurer.

Mr. Ajibade is a Fellow Chartered Insurance Institute, London, Fellow Insurance Institute of South Africa and an MBA holder from the University of South Africa. He holds a Higher National Diploma in Insurance from the Lagos State College of Science and Technology.