Our Team

Board of Directors


Yinka Sanni  - Chairman


Mr. Yinka Sanni was recently appointed as Chairman of the Board of Stanbic IBTC Insurance Brokers Limited.  He is currently the Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, the parent Company of Stanbic IBTC Insurance Brokers Limited and a member of the Standard Bank Group, Africa’s largest bank by assets. Prior to assuming this role, he was the Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC. Until his appointment as Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, he was the Deputy Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC. He was also the Executive Director & Head of Corporate & Investment Banking for Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC prior to his appointment as the Deputy Chief Executive of the Bank.


Yinka was the pioneer Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited. He was also the pioneer Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Asset Management Limited, a company he grew from start up to Nigeria’s leading independent asset management and stockbroking firm.


He has a wealth of experience spanning close to three decades in financing, capital raising, M&A and privatisation advisory. He has a broad-based knowledge of various areas of business having attended several programs and trainings including Blue Ocean Strategy Programme, Insead, Fontainebleau, France; Upstream Oil & Gas Acquisition and Divestment, Euromoney Energy Training, London; Sustainability Training at Central Bank of Nigeria; FITC Directors Continuous Education Program; Directors’ Consortium, Stanford Graduate School of Business; and Essential IT for Non-IT Executives, MIT Sloan. 


Yinka holds a Bachelors degree of Agricultural Economics from The University of Nigeria, Nsukka where he emerged as the best graduating student of the Faculty in 1987. He subsequently obtained an MBA from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He has also undertaken the Harvard Business School, Boston, Advanced Management Programme (AMP) and he is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers of Nigeria.


Mr. Anselem Igbo   - Chief Executive        

Mr. Igbo is the Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Insurance Brokers Limited. He is an accomplished insurer with over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of insurance, underwriting and claims. Mr. Igbo joined Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC as Head, Collateral Administration in January 2014 and has since then demonstrated enthusiasm for success and exceptional service delivery.


Joyce Uredi

Joyce Uredi holds a Bachelor's degree in Geography and Regional Planning, as well as an M.Sc in Environmental Management and an MBA from Said Business School, University of Oxford.  Joyce has had extensive experience in the banking sector, spanning a period of over 16 years. She was the pioneer Head of Relationship Banking in Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC and is currently the Head of Customer Channels. 


Duncan Wattam

Duncan Wattam is a Chartered Accountant who holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Finance from the University of Stellenbosch, as well as Post-graduate Honours in Finance and Accounting from the University of Natal. Duncan has extensive experience within the Standard Bank Group, spanning a period of over 14 years. He was previously the Chief Financial Officer of Standard Bank Wealth, and is currently the Global Head, Wealth Distribution in Standard Bank.


Mr. Eric Fajemisin

Mr. Eric Fajemisin is a Non-executive Director  of Stanbic IBTC  Insurance Brokers. He is the Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Ltd (SIPML).  Mr. Fajemisin has had extensive experience in banking and financial services spanning over 25 years during which period he acquired practical and in-depth knowledge in investment banking, Multilateral sector Financing, Debt Syndication, Equity Placement, Financial Advisory, Pension Fund Portfolio Management.



Management Team


Ibiyemi Mezu - Head, Business Development

Ibiyemi holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from the University of Ibadan, a Masters degree in International Business Economics from the University of Westminster UK, an alumni of the Lagos Business School and currently undergoing the Program for Leadership executive program at Harvard Business School.

She has over 15 years’ experience in Finance, Strategy, Customer Service, Sales & Marketing and Corporate Branding & Communication. Prior to joining Stanbic IBTC she was Regional Manager Sales and Marketing in Pensions Alliance Limited where she was responsible for various strategic management projects and oversaw the development and implementation of business processes and organic business growth.

She held several positions including Head of Benefits & Payment and Group Head Pension Service Center.  Prior to joining Pensions Alliance Limited she worked at NSL LMC and Sahara Energy Resource Limited. She is currently responsible for the coordination of sales and marketing drive for Stanbic IBTC Insurance brokers.


Sakeenat Bakare – Chief Operating Officer 


Sakeenat is responsible for providing strategic leadership to ensure that Business Development, Technical Operations and related services deliver on the vision of Stanbic IBTC Insurance Brokers Limited. She has well over a decade’s experience in financial services spanning pension and non-pension asset management, fund administration, business administration, strategy and product management.  Sakeenat is passionate about translating strategy into results for customers and other stakeholders.


In her previous roles, she has been Head - Product Management at Stanbic IBTC Bank, where she was responsible for the delivery of beneficial value to both customers and shareholders through product solutions. As Business Manager in both Stanbic IBTC Bank and Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited, she was in charge of driving strategic initiatives in the businesses; and as Head Business Operations, she had oversight for Customer Service, Finance, Administration, Investment Operations and Fund Administration units where she successfully oversaw the set up of various collective investment schemes and the implementation of a number of fund strategies.


Sakeenat is a graduate of the Executive MBA program from the prestigious INSEAD Business School, France. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from University of Lagos, she is also a Chartered Accountant and has completed levels I and II on the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program.


Olawale Bello - Head, Technical Operations


Olawale Insurance career started with Leadway Assurance Limited in 2006 and later Joined Intercontinental Bank Plc in 2007 as the Insurance and Risk management Officer where he worked for over (3) three years before joining Custodian and Allied Insurance Plc in 2010 while in Custodian he worked in all core Technical departments in various  capacity .


He joined Wapic Insurance Plc.in 2014 as the Head of Oil & Gas and Special risks department and later became Head of Underwriting group before joining Stanbic IBTC Insurance Brokers as the Head of Technical operations. Olawale holds a Bachelor degree of Science in Insurance (First Class) and Master of Science in Risk management and Insurance both from University of Lagos. 

He is an Associate member of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria and Chartered Institute of Loan and Risk management of Nigeria and also a member of The Chartered Insurance institute United Kingdom. He has attended many technical and management courses both in Nigeria and Overseas.


Oresanya Adebisi- Head, Claims


Adebisi is a graduate of Chemical Engineering from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso. He qualified as an associate member of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN) in April, 2013. He is also an associate member of the institute for operations research of Nigeria (INFORN).

He started his insurance career with AIICO Insurance Plc in 2008 as an engineer in the claims department where he was trained on inspection and adjustment of losses. After two successful years in AIICO, he proceeded to WAPIC Insurance Plc in 2010 where he served in different roles in underwriting, survey, claims and sales for five years six months. He joined Stanbic IBTC Insurance Brokers (SIIB) in August, 2015.




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