Sunu announces resignation of CFO, Company Secretary from Sept 7

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By Favour Nnabugwu


Sunu Assurances Nigeria Plc has announced the resignation of its Chief Financial Officer, Mr Akeem Adamson and Company Secretary, Head of Legal and Chief Compliance Officer, Mr John Akujieze from the service of the company both effective 7th September 2021.

The announcement in a notification to the Nigerian Stock Exchange signed by Samuel Ogbodu, Managing Director/CEO on Wednesday said the resignations were presented and had been accepted by the board of directors.

Akeem Adamson is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering from University of Ilorin.  He proceeded to sit for his ICAN qualification examinations and qualified in 1997. He became a Fellow of the institute in 2007. He is also an Associate of Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN).

He started his working career with Onward Paper Mills as Trainee Engineer in 1990 and thereafter, Volkswagen of Nigeria.

As a Chartered Accountant, he joined Coopers & Lybrand International, now PriceWaterCoopers (PWC) in 1994 as Audit Trainee and rose to the position of Senior Auditor in 1998.

He moved to BDO Oyediran, Faleye, Oke & Co (Chartered Accountants) as an Audit Supervisor from 1998 to 2000; Accat Nigeria Ltd as Financial Controller, 2000 – 2005; Intercontinental Wapic Insurance Plc as Head, Internal Audit, 2007-2009 and in 2011, he joined SUNU Assurances Nigeria Plc as AGM, Accounts.

He has won many awards in the course of his career including MD Award at Intercontinental Wapic Insurance Plc and Coopers & Lybrand International Award. He was also the Best Graduating Student, Mechanical Engineering with First Class Degree and University Scholar, University of Ilorin.

While Akujieze now an outgoing Group Company Secretary, Head Legal & Compliance of SUNU Assurances Nigeria Plc. He has oversight responsibilities in all the company’s subsidiaries and the parent company in the areas of company secretariat, legal, compliance and administration departments.

Before joining SUNU Assurances Nigeria Plc in August 2014, Mr. Akujieze was the Group Head, Corporate Services & Resources in Associated Discount House Limited (Now Coronation Merchant Bank Limited) supervising the company secretariat, human resources, administration, protocol and legal. He spearheaded the transformation of the company from a discount house to a Merchant Bank with the raising of requisite capital and completion of all regulatory and legal requirements.

As the Group Head, Corporate Services & Resources in Associated Discount House Limited, he coordinated the divestment of interest in two subsidiary Companies, resulting in transfer of assets/liabilities and the integration of staff of both Companies with the parent Company. He also developed and enthroned Standard Operating Procedure for the company and other subsidiaries to enhance effective administration of policies and processes.

He had a brief stint with the National Maritime Authority during his compulsory National Youth Service Corps.

Mr. Akujieze holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka with the best graduating result. He also holds a Master’s degree in Law and Business Administration from University of Lagos. He is an Associate of both Chartered Institute of Management and Chartered Institute of Arbitration.

He is a member of the prestigious Apapa Club and Metropolitan Club.


Meanwhile, the board had approved the appointment of Mr Theo Lyile acting capacity for CFO and Mrs Taiwo Kuku in acting capacity Company Secretary pending final resolution in this regard.

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