Head, Retail Distribution
Mr. Umekwe Odinakachi is a seasoned marketing/distribution management executive with over 22 years’ experience in sales and marketing. His wealth of experience also covers business development, team leadership and general management. Having held managerial positions in Industrial & General Insurance Plc (IGI) and Oceanic Insurance Ltd, now known as Old Mutual Insurance Nigeria, he is presently a Deputy General manager with FBN Insurance Limited, a company he has been with since its launch. Umekwe holds a Higher National Diploma in Marketing from Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra State, a postgraduate diploma in Marketing Management from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, and an MBA from the University of Calabar. He is also an associate member of the Nigerian Institute of Marketing; a Fellow and member of the Governing Council, Institute of Strategic Customer Service and Trade Management of Nigeria; a Fellow of the Institute of Administrators and Researchers of Nigeria; and a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria.
Umekwe has also successfully completed the Advanced Senior Executive Management Programme from the University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa, and holds an honorary doctorate 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.