Executive Director, Retail Distribution
Umekwe Odinakachi is a seasoned marketing and distribution management executive with over 25 years’
experience. His wealth of experience covers a large span including business development, team leadership
and general management. Having held managerial positions in Industrial & General Insurance Plc (IGI), and
Oceanic Insurance Limited, now known as Old Mutual Insurance Nigeria, owned by South Africa, he is
presently an Executive Director, Retail Distribution with FBNInsurance Limited, a company he has been with
since its inception in 2010.
Umekwe holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing Management from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, and an MBA
from the University of Calabar. He is a full Member of the Nigerian Institute of Marketing, Fellow and Member of the
Governing Council, Institute of Strategic Customer Service and Trade Management of Nigeria, Fellow of the Institute of
Administrators and Researchers of Nigeria, Chartered Management Consultant – Chartered Institute of Management
Consultant (CIMC) registered with the US Government, Patent and Trademark office and a member of the Chartered
Insurance Institute of Nigeria.
Umekwe has also successfully completed the Advanced Management Programme, Columbia Business School USA, Senior
Executive Management Programme from the University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa, and holds an
honorary doctorate degree in Finance and Corporate Leadership from the European–American University, Commonwealth of
Dominica. He has a proven ability to develop and lead a team to achieve high performance, which has earned him several
awards both locally and internationally.