Ganiyu is a highly experienced management professional with over 30 years of diversified experience in insurance, reinsurance, audit, consulting, business advisory, and financial management. His professional experience cuts across Pannell Kerr Forster, and later Arthur Andersen & Co where he gained experience in audit and financial consulting.
He subsequently worked at African Reinsurance Corporation (Africa Re) for 19 years, holding key positions, including Director of Finance & Accounts/Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Managing Director. He played a lead role in the creation and initial supervision of the risk management function at Africa Re and drove the design of the Corporation’s investment guidelines and asset allocation. He was instrumental in setting up the Africa Re subsidiary in South Africa, where he subsequently served on the Board and Audit Committee, as well as the Retakaful subsidiary in Cairo, Egypt.
He left Africa Re in 2011 to join African Capital Alliance as an Insurance Sector Specialist and a Director on the Board of Cornerstone Insurance Plc. He joined Cornerstone Insurance Plc in 2012 as the Group Managing Director/CEO and is currently Chairman of the Nigerian Insurers Association having also served as Deputy Chairman and Treasurer. In addition to Cornerstone Insurance Plc, Ganiyu currently serves on the Board of a Pension Fund Administrator.
At various times, Ganiyu served as Chairman, Nigerian National Bureau of the ECOWAS Brown Card Scheme, he was a member of the investment committee of a US100million private equity fund and was also Chairman of the investment strategy committee of a leading Pension Fund Administrator.
Ganiyu holds a BSc Hons in Business Administration and a Masters in Banking and Finance degree, both from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, and won multiple National merit awards in the qualifying professional examinations. He is also a Senior Member of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria.
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