Mr. Sammy Ogbodu
Erstwhile General Manager and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc (STI), Mr. Sammy Ogbodu, has been elevated to the position of Executive Director in the company.
With the new appointment which took effect from September 1, 2012, Ogbodu becomes a member of the company’s board of directors.
Confirming his appointment to the company’s board, Chairman of the company, Chief Ephraim Faloughi, encouraged him to bring to bear on his new position, his wealth of experience in the firm’s management and insurance industry in general.
Before his appointment, Ogbodu was COO having direct supervising for the energy, marketing and relationship management and business development in the company. In addition, he oversees corporate services and branch operations in the firm. Earlier, he held sway as General Manager, Branch Operations in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
A pioneer staff of the company, Ogbodu started his career in 1985 with Nigerian Life and Pension Consultants (NLPC) before crossing over to Law Union four year later where he rose to the position of Manager, Special Risks and Clients Services from where he joined STI in 1995.
The executive director is an Insurance graduate from the University of Lagos and an MBA in Marketing Management from the Lagos State University. He is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN) and an alumnus of the Lagos Business School.
He has attended many courses in technical, management and leadership programmes locally and outside the country.