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If you want to become part of a dynamic team and have the desire to build an insurance landscape in Nigeria where everyone uses insurance, then this challenging and exciting role is just for you. We are seeking to recruit a CEO who will spearhead establishing the business and accelerating its growth in Nigeria. We are looking for a candidate with high levels of energy and agility to drive the business in a very dynamic and exciting environment. The role will report into the Limited CEO. We are a joint venture that benefits from the scale, combined expertise and market access provided by its shareholders, MTN Group and MMI Holdings and will focus on selected countries in Africa to offer relevant, accessible and easy to use insurance solutions to consumers. As CEO you will have to: Establish the company, grow and manage the business, as well as closely engage with key stakeholders in line with the requirements of our company. You will be responsible for:

Ensuring the development and implementation of the strategy for aYo Nigeria so that it is able to consistently generate value and meet the requirements of its stakeholder.

Ensuring that aYo Nigeria is seen to be relevant by consumers, delivers on its mission and is effectively managed. Ensure that the company gains meaningful market share in Nigeria, that it meets profitability requirements set by the company.

Oversee business production planning and implementation, including identifying resource requirements, and establishing strategies to grow the business.  


Some work you will need to do: Strategy  Drive the crafting and adjustment of strategy

Ensure the Opco is led and managed to meet the business’s goals and strategies in alignment with aYo Holdings Ensure a healthy relationship with stakeholders (including but not limited to regulators, network and license partners, staff, financial institutions, key distribution partners and the company) Sales and Marketing

Ensure that the company meets or exceeds sales and revenue requirements as set by aYo Holdings

Ensure that the brand is well accepted in Nigeria

Ensure effective engagement with customers and clients Finance

Ensure that Nigeria meets or exceeds profit and other targets as set by the company 

Ensure appropriate financial controls and adherence regulation governing the company

Ensure that risks are appropriately managed in the Company leadership, culture and communication and others Ensure the adoption and practice of values into the business as required from the company and that the company in Nigeria has a winning culture and great adherence to ethics. Values include Integrity, Accountability, Innovation, Teamwork, Diversity, and Excellence and you will be required to be an example of living the values. 

Ensure effective communication, collaboration, interaction and active sharing in aYo Nigeria among staff and network and insurance partners in country, with the company and other businesses.

Fostering an environment of continuous learning and improvement, striving to be the best

Create a positive work climate and culture to energize employees, give meaning to work, minimize work disruption and maximize employee productivity.

Execute effective workforce planning and performance management practices to ensure that we get and keep the right staff You will need: 

A minimum of 7 years relevant post qualification working experience for Associates of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria or its equivalent.

For non-associate members of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria, a minimum of 10 years working experience in the Technical Department of an Insurance institution may suffice.

Proven experience in sales and/or marketing You will need to show that you have:

Ability to think and engage strategically and with vision

Good personnel management (including acting honestly, with integrity and with personal ethics)

An understanding of the Nigeria market, including to consumer dynamics and engagement, trends and sales drivers 

In-depth knowledge of and strong networks in Nigeria.

Good interpersonal skills, a good team player with the ability to interact with diverse people across countries and cultures

Ability to work under pressure, get things done quickly, meet strict deadlines, and be self driven

Excellent communication skills and well organized In addition, you will need to be able to work in a regularly changing environment, be prepared to take on and let go of tasks and functions to meet changing company requirements and be 




Job Level

Executive (Director/CEO/CFO/COO)




Banking / Finance / Insurance

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

10 - 15 years