Mr. Mohammed Kari
Mohammed is the Commissioner for Insurance, Nigeria and Chief Executive Officer of the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM), the insurance Supervisory and Regulatory Authority in the Country.
He is a Chartered Insurer with over 36 years’ experience in insurance operations and hands-on management both in the private and public sectors.In the process, he has managed some of the biggest insurance institutions in Nigeria.
Prior his appointment as Nigeria’s Commissioner for Insurance and Chief Executive Officer of NAICOM on July 31, 2015, Alhaji Kari was the Deputy Commissioner for Insurance (Technical) where he was saddled with the responsibility of over-seeing technical (insurance) matters in the Commission.
Prior his appointment in April 2017 as Deputy Commissioner in charge of technical matters at the Commission, Mr. Thomas held the position of Director –General at the Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA) for seven years from May 2010.
He is a vastly experienced and knowledgeable Insurance Professional with over 35 years uninterrupted service to the Nigerian insurance industry. During these years, Mr. Thomas worked as a Director for seventeen (17) years at the National Insurance Commission from 1992 to December 2009 whereat different times, he superintended over different departments in the technical division. He had also worked as an insurance operator for over 10 years and rose to the position of Assistant General Manager at AIICO Insurance Plc until he left in 1992 to join NAICOM.
Mr. Thomas is an active participant in the insurance industry activities and had served as member of several Committees not only within the insurance industry but the entire Financial Services Sector.He holds a BSc (Hons) in Actuarial Science and an MBA Finance both from the University of Lagos.
Prior his appointment in November 2009 as Deputy Commissioner for Insurance, Mr. Onekhena was the Managing Partner in the firm of GeorgeAndrews + Partners, Accountants and Consultants. He has vast experience spanning over 33 years post-graduation in General Management, Finance, Corporate Governance, Marketing, Life Insurance, Non-Life Claims Management and Information Technology Application.
Mr. Onekhena successfully completed his first tenure as Deputy Commissioner and was subsequently reappointed to same position in November 2014 for a second and final tenure of five (5) years.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the prestigious University of Lagos (1990). He is a distinguished Alumnus of the University of Benin.
As Deputy Commissioner in charge of Finance and Administration, Mr. Onekhena oversees Financial Reporting, Investments, Human Resources and Administration and, Financial Analysis of insurance entities in the Commission.