Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of Sunu Health are made up of prominent Nigerians who have distinguished themselves in various fields of human endeavours.
KYARI ABBA BUKARCHAIRMAN
Mr. Bukar is currently the Chairman of NESG and former MD CSCS. During his time as the Managing Director/CEO of CSCS, the Central Securities Depository for the Nigerian Capital markets, he was instrumental in the transformation of the company from an entity that had a dysfunctional culture to a customer-centric, efficient and resourceful organization. In the five years that he has been the CEO, the company’s profitability went up by more than four and a half fold. He was also appointed the Chairman of Board of Directors of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) in May 2015 after being on the Board for about six years. He represented the Organized Private Sector in the Nigerian National Conference in 2014 where he served on the Committee in charge of Economy, Trade, and Investment. As Managing Director/CEO of ValuCard Nigeria Plc (now Unified Payments System), Mr. Bukar led the company owned by a consortium of Nigerian Banks and Visa Inc to promote the deployment and adoption of Visa products in Nigeria. He rejuvenated a company which from inception had never turned a profit into a highly profitable entity by instituting the right business model, processes and recruiting the right people in achieving a culture of professionalism, customer service, excellence, and dependability. As a member of the Board and Executive Management for FSB International Bank (Fidelity Bank Plc), he was instrumental in driving the electronic banking franchise from an average player to a market leadership position. As a member of Hewlett Packard’s Senior Management team, he had proven record of achievements in managing technical and marketing programs in a new business from start-up to profitability. He successfully led and implemented a world corporate level IT initiative as part of overall company-wide reinvention resulting in $85 million annual cost savings. He was also involved in the development and manufacturing of many HP products, including inkjet technology products, hp laptops and some of the later scientific calculators. Mr. Bukar holds a B.Sc. Degree in Physics from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, and M.Sc. Degree in Nuclear Engineering from Oregon State University, USA. He is an alumnus of Lagos Business School (LBS), Wharton Business School and Harvard Business School, USA.
MR. KARIM-FRANCK DIONEDIRECTOR
Mr. Karim-Franck Dione is a Business Professional with over 10 years work experience in Canada and France. He holds a B.Sc in Computer Science and Business Administration from Collége LAURENDEAU and HEC Montréal (Canada) respectively. He had served as the Project Manager & Executive Assistant to the President with Sunu Gestion (France) and previously with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (Canada), He currently serves as Director, Management Accounting & Financial Management in Sunu Participations Holding (France) and is also a board member in Sunu Assurances Vie Sénégal and de Sunu Assurances IARD Sénégal since 2012. Mr. Karim-Franck Dione was appointed as an Executive-Director of Sunu Assurances Nigeria in 2015.
PROF. ETIENNE AYIKOE AYITEDIRECTOR
Prof. Ayite is a professor in general surgery with four decades experience in the practice of medicine, surgery and insurance. He was a consultant for health insurance conceptualization / realization in Rwanda and Togo, and currently, he is a Consultant Doctor to top insurance companies in Togo. From 2005 to 2013, he sat as a member of the Board of Directors of Assur Conseil Brokerage firm. Presently, he is a member of the Board of Directors for different organizations including: UAT-IARD Company (now SUNU Insurance IARD, Togo), UAT-VIE Company (now SUNU Life Insurance, Togo), Association of Francophone African Surgeons, African Society for Digestive Surgeons to mention but a few. He has received several awards such as: Medal of Honour from the Republic of Niger Public Health for service rendered as a Surgeon at the National Hospital, Niamey; Knight of the Academic Palms of the French Republic, CAMES’s OIPA Knight.
MR. IBIDOLAPO BALOGUNDIRECTOR
Mr. Balogun is a graduate of civil engineering who ventured into the insurance industry shortly after his University education. He is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of London and also a fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria and a member of the society of fellows of the London Institute. He was trained at the London School of Insurance and Willis Faber Dumas PLC (Willis). In Nigeria, he worked with Mayfair Insurance Brokers and Intra-Niger (Incorporated Insurance Brokers) where he served as Managing Director, before moving over to Equity Assurance PLC as the Pioneer Managing Director and Chief Executive. He was a former chairman of the Nigerian Insurance Association (NIA) and also former Group Managing Director of the Equity Group.
DR. CHIKA ENUEMEDIRECTOR
Dr (Mrs) Chika Peace Enueme has a B.Sc.(Ed) in Biology, an M.Ed in Educational Management, and a PhD in Educational Administration and Planning. She is a Chief lecturer with Federal College of Education (Technical) Asaba Delta state, where she has worked for the past 20 years. She has served at various times in this institution as Head of different departments, Director, Coordinator of various units, and presently, she is the Deputy Provost. Dr Chika Enueme is a consultant to some international and national organizations such as UNICEF and Common Wealth of Learning (COL), and National Commission for colleges of Education (NCCE), National Teachers’ Institute (NTI) respectively on Education sector planning, and institutionalization of child-friendly schooling. On a private capacity, while acting as the MD of Excel Suites & Lodge LTD (a family Hotel & hospitality business), she is the proprietress of Perfecta Montessori School, Asaba.
MR. GABRIEL IDAHOSADIRECTOR
Mr. Gabriel Idahosa, a Chartered Accountant and management consultant, has made remarkable in-roads into the finance and marketing sectors. He is presently the founder and managing partner of a professional accounting and consulting group with offices in principal commercial centres of Nigeria, comprising of Maaji & Co., Chartered Accountant and Maaji Consultants.
MR. ADAMSON AKEEM ODIRECTOR
Mr. Adamson is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering from University of Ilorin. He proceeded to sit for his ICAN qualification examinations and qualified in 1997. He became a Fellow of the institute in 2007. He is also an Associate of Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN). He started his working career with Onward Paper Mills as Trainee Engineer in 1990 and thereafter, Volkswagen of Nigeria. As a Chartered Accountant, he joined Coopers & Lybrand International, now PriceWaterCoopers (PWC) in 1994 as Audit Trainee and rose to the position of Senior Auditor in 1998. He moved to BDO Oyediran, Faleye, Oke & Co (Chartered Accountants) as an Audit Supervisor from 1998 to 2000; Accat Nigeria Ltd as Financial Controller, 2000 – 2005; Intercontinental Wapic Insurance Plc as Head, Internal Audit, 2007-2009 and in 2011, he joined Sunu Assurances Nigeria as AGM, Accounts. He is currently the Head of Control and Risk Management at Sunu Assurances Nigeria. He has won many awards in the course of his career including MD Award at Intercontinental Wapic Insurance Plc and Coopers & Lybrand International Award. He was also the Best Graduating Student, Mechanical Engineering with First Class Degree and University Scholar, University of Ilorin.
DR. PATRICK CHUKWUEMEKA KORIEMANAGING DIRECTOR/CEO
He is a Medical Doctor, and holds a master’s degree in Public Health with specialization in Health care management. He has worked in senior management positions in health care institutions and was the assistant coordinator Public Health for the Association of Volunteers in Africa (AVSI). He has had series of training in management, marketing and health insurance. He has competence in strategic marketing and risk management. He is an alumnus of the Pan African University Lagos Business School and World Bank Training Institute.