LASACO Assurance Plc has announced the appointment of Mrs. Aderinola Disu as the Chairman, Board of Directors with effect from April 1, 2016. Mrs. Disu takes over from Ashim Oyekan, who resigned from the Board, having served the company for 19 Years.
Founded in 1979, LASACO Assurance in a market leader in insurance and Financial services in Nigeria providing a plethora of service offering to its teeming clients.
Disu, brings significant experience both from the public and private sector through her extensive track record and her wider business interests in strategic sectors in Nigeria.
The Managing Director of LASACO Assurance Plc, Mr. Segun Balogun, commented: “LASACO Assurance is extremely fortunate to have appointed a Chairman of such caliber and experience. Mrs. Disu’s diverse experience both in the public and private sector will prove invaluable as we set course to fully transform the company.”
Disu holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the university of Lagos and is an alumnus of the university of Lagos and Lagos business school. She is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK.
Her career spans over 20 years in private legal practice and has worked with T.A Braithwaite & CO, an insurance brokers, where she rose to the post of Executive Vice-Chairman between 1993-2003.
After two decades in the legal and the corporate world, she ventured into politics, largely due to her concerns about the infrastructure and community challenges facing business development in her immediate environment. She has played active political roles in Lagos State in the last 15 years, participating in the socio-economic and political development at local government and state levels.
She was the former Executive Secretary and later Chairman of Lagos Island Local Government, she was also a member of the Lagos State Executives Council under former Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) of Lagos State from 2011-2014 as the Special Adviser on Central Business Districts.
According to Disu, “It’s a privilege to assume the role of the Chairman of LASACO Assurance plc at such an exciting, pivotal time in its history. As is expected, there will be many days of hard work and sacrifice ahead as we work together to take LASACO Assurance to even greater heights. I’m excited at the prospect and no doubt that collectively, as a team, we will ensure LASACO fully realizes its extraordinary growth potential.”
Disu has held several board positions in the private and public sector namely, T.A Braithwaite Insurance Brokers & Co. Ltd., African Alliance Insurance Company, Metalum Limited and Lintas Limited, Lagos State Polytechnic, Lagos Signing and Advertising Agency and the Lagos State Waste Management Authority.