Our Management Team

Managing Director/CEO

Mr. Ben UjoatuonuMr. Benedict U.Ujoatuonu

Mr. Benedict U.Ujoatuonu is a seasoned Insurance and Risk Management practitioner. He is a HND graduate of Insurance of the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) Enugu. He obtained his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Calabar. He is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (ACIIN) and Institute of Certified Cost Management (ACCM).

He started his Insurance career with Regency Insurance Co Ltd as one of the key underwriting staff, from where he joined Kapital Insurance Co Ltd. He headed the Technical department of Coral International Insurance Co Ltd and later moved to Global Commerce and General Assurance Ltd as Group Head Technical and later rose to the position of Deputy General Manager (Technical Operations). After the recent consolidation in the insurance industry, he joined Crown Insurance Brokers Limited and Nobel and Lesley Consulting Limited as The Group General Manager from where he joined Universal Insurance Plc.

For the past ten years he has been involved in preparing students for the insurance professional examinations organized by the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN). He is also involved in training and facilitation. Ben has attended many local and international courses on insurance and management. He is happily married with children.

Company Secretary


Barr Chinedu Onyilimba holds Bs.c (Hons) in Mass Communication from the then Anambra State University of Technology, (ASUTECH) now  ESUT and a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB Hons) from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
 He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1998.   He worked in various Law Firms where he participated actively in Litigations, handled several criminal, civil and commercial cases and has gained enormous experience in law practice as well as corporate law practice before joining the Universal Insurance Plc in 2007 as Manager (Legal/HR).  He has gathered requisite experience in Company Law and Corporate legal issues and held that position until his recent appointment as Company Secretary/Legal Adviser.

He is married with Children.


Executive Director (North)

Mr. Reginald AnyanwuMr. Reginald Anyanwu

Mr. Anyanwu obtained an HND, PGD and MBA Management from the Federal Polytechnic, Oko and University of Calabar respectively. He has been an active player in the Insurance industry since 1992. Prior to joining Universal, he has worked with African Development Insurance Co Ltd, Central Insurance Co Ltd where he rose to the position of Deputy Manager, Marketing before leaving in 1998. In December 1998, he joined the team that started Guardian Trust Insurance Company Ltd. where he left in June 2004 to join the company as Head, Abuja Office. He is married with children.

Executive Director (South)

Pastor Benson OgbonnaPastor Benson Ogbonna (Ph.D.)

Benson U. Ogbonna (Ph.D.) is an Associate member of National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria and American Society of Civil Engineers respectively. He also holds Diploma in Salesmanship, from Jerssy Britain, B.Sc. in Industrial Mathematics, MSc. in Geophysics and MBA in Marketing.

He is the Executive Director of South-South-Zone of The Universal Insurance Company Limited. He has worked in various times with University of PortHarcourt and Rivers State University of Science and Technology as part time Lecturer. He is a Resource person to Graduate Management School, PortHarcourt.

He joined Conau Group in 2000 as Marketing Manager and in 2003 was promoted to General Manager Business Development from where he became an Executive Director.

He is married with children

AGM (Eastern Region)

OZUOMBA2Ozuomba Emeka Ndubuisi

Ozuomba Emeka Ndubuisi, fellow Institute of Corporate Administration, Associate Member, Institute of Local Government and Public Administration, Also Member Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria. Holds PGD Marketing and HND Marketing with Upper Credits. Was the Senior Manager of Staco Insurance Plc in charge Eastern Operations before joining Universal Insurance Plc as AGM Eastern Region. He has attended many courses and training in Insurance with over 20years experience in the Industry.

 He is married with children


Head of Finance

Mr. Samuel U. NdubuisiMr. Samuel U. Ndubuisi

Samuel Ugochukwu Ndubuisi is an Associate member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ACA). He holds a Diploma in Practical Accounting from The British Training College.

He has over 20 years experience at top management level. He began his career with The Lion of Africa Insurance Ltd and moved to Global Commerce & General Assurance Ltd as Senior Manager-Finance and Accounts; he joined Unitykapital Assurance Plc as an Assistant General Manager (Finance) He is happily married with children.

Head of Technical

paulinus-offorzor Paulinus Offorzor

Ogbuevi Paulinus Offorzor .O. is a graduate of insurance from The Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu. He equally holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (B.Sc. (Hons) from Imo State University, Owerri and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) majoring in Insurance and Risk Management from Esut Business School. He is also an Associate Member of the under listed professional bodies:

  • Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (ACII)
  • The Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria (CPIN)
  • Chartered Institute of Administration (CIA)

He started his insurance career with Intercontinental Assurance Co Ltd in 1995 and has worked in several other companies within the insurance industry. Before joining Universal Insurance Plc as the Head (Technical & Enterprise Risk Management ) Ogbuevi Paulinus was the General Manager / Chief Executive Officer Generation Insurance Brokers Limited. Currently he is on the board of Elsa Quest international – An Insurance and Risk Management consulting firm since June 2009. He is married with children.

Head of Internal Audit

Mr. Chukwuemeka Ogoke Mr. Chukwuemeka Ogoke

A seasoned professional who started his working career with Akintola Williams & Co now Delloite a firm of chartered accountants.

Has over 20 years of working experience that span across various sectors of the economy.

Prior to his joining Universal Insurance plc in 2010, He was Head, Capital market investments with Afribank Trustees & investments Company ltd (Mainstreet bank group).

He also worked with IMB securities as Head, internal audit and worked with Churchgate group.

He has attended courses both locally and abroad including courses organized by Euromoney training.

He enjoys reading, meeting people and watching football.

He is married with three children.

Head of Marketing

Pastor Tunji OyebayoTunji Oyebayo

James Olatunji Oyebayo started his insurance career two decades ago with Fire, Equity & General Insurance Company where he rose to the position of an Assistant Manager as an underwriter, while he was with Fire & Equity Insurance Company, he represented the company and served as an officer at various offices Committee which includes Fire Offices Committee (FOC), Marine Offices Committee (MOC) and Offices Representative Committee (ORC).

He later joined Kapital Insurance Company as the Head of Marketing in the Lagos office. In the year 2007, he resigned his appointment with Kapital insurance Company and joined First Cover Insurance Brokers as an Executive Director.

Today James Olatunji Oyebayo with his wealth of experiences both in underwriting and marketing has joined Universal insurance Company. He has attended various insurance courses organized by local and international bodies, he is also an Associate Member of insurance institute of Nigeria and he is happily married with children.

Head of Compliance, Admin. & Human Resources

ifeoma-ibikMrs. Ifeoma Ibik

Ifeoma Ibik, graduated with a B.A in Mass Communication and later LL.B, all from the University of Nigeria and a B.L from the Nigerian Law School.

For over two decades, she worked as a broadcaster and also practiced law.

She joined the Universal Insurance Plc and holds the posts of COMPLIANCE OFFICER and HEAD HUMAN RESOURCES.

Her hobbies include reading, listening to music and doing humanitarian services.

Head of Underwriting

Mrs. Mercy OkaforMrs. Mercy Okafor

Mrs. Mercy Okafor holds B.Sc (Hons) in Insurance and Risk Management from Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) and HND (Secretarial Studies) from Federal Polytechnic Auchi.

She started his career in Insurance in her early years with The Universal Insurance Company Limited and have worked in various Departments and Branches of the Company and have held various positions. She is currently a Manager in the Underwriting Department of The Universal Insurance Company Limited, Zonal Office, Enugu. She is married with children.

Get To Know Us

Universal Insurance Plc. is a leading name in the Nigerian insurance and financial services industry with over four decades of experience and operations in many states of the Nigerian Federation including the Federal Capital Territory.

Universal Insurance serves commercial, institutional and individual customers through an extensive general insurance network, also providing financial services and risk management services nation-wide. Universal Insurance Plc.'s leadership is as a result of its underwriting skills, innovative insurance solutions, financial strength, superior service and prompt claims settlement.

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