UNITED CAPITAL PLC HOSTS ROUNDTABLE BREAKFAST FORUM FOR INSURANCE SECTOR
United Capital Securities Ltd, a subsidiary of leading Pan-African Investment Bank and Financial Services company, United Capital Plc hosted industry leaders, policymakers, and key regulators in the insurance sector at its inaugural CEO Roundtable Breakfast Forum, which held at Fantasia Hall, Eko Hotels & Suites.
Themed ‘Insurance in Nigeria: The Next Frontier’, the forum was headlined by Sunday Olorundare Thomas, Commissioner for Insurance and CEO of the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM), who gave the keynote address and thereafter participated in a fireside chat with Peter Ashade, Group CEO, United Capital Plc to discuss strategic measures adopted by the insurance commission to aid regulatory capacity building. This was followed by a presentation by Credit Rating Agency, Agusto & Co, on key trends and investment opportunities in the insurance ecosystem.
A pivotal moment at the event was an interactive panel discourse highlighting challenges faced by the insurance sector in Nigeria, proffering sustainable solutions to these challenges, and exploring untapped avenues for cross-industry collaborations. The panellists included Yinka Adelekan, MD, Agusto & Co, Niyi Onifade, MD/CEO, Heirs Life Insurance, Dr Gbadebo Adenrele, MD, United Capital Investment Banking, and Wale Odusanya, CFA, Vice President (Investments), Verod Capital Management. “The importance of a convergence of this nature cannot be overstated,” said Peter Ashade, Group CEO, United Capital Plc. “To achieve our collective goal of economic growth and development in Nigeria, there is an evident need for inter-sectoral collaboration across the private and public financial service sectors. We, at United Capital Plc, look forward to further constructive and productive dialogues across industries in the near future.” Similarly, MD/CEO, United Capital Securities, Bawo Oritsejafor, added
” Our goal was for this forum to serve as a catalyst for an organic discourse on how to increase insurance penetration and adoption in Nigeria as well as prospects for collaboration outside the realm of the financial services sector. We are enthusiastic about the future of the insurance sector, thanks to the useful insights provided by our speakers and panellists.”
United Capital Plc remains a leader in the financial and investment services space, with a mission to provide bespoke and innovative value-added services to its clients. The group aims to transform the African continent by providing innovative and creative investment banking solutions to governments, companies, and individuals.
The group is listed on the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) and is at the forefront of becoming the financial and investment role model across Africa by leveraging innovation, technology, and specialist skills to exceed client expectations while creating more value for all stakeholders.