Bode Opadokun, the Managing and Chief Executive Officer of Sanlam General Insurance Nigeria Limited, has been honored with the prestigious ‘2023 CEO Today Africa Award’ for his exceptional leadership and substantial contributions to the industry.
According to a statement from the company, Opadokun’s acceptance of this esteemed recognition further cements his status as a prominent figure within the African business community.
Recognized as a seasoned business leader and a prominent figure in the insurance sector, Opadokun boasts an impressive track record within the financial services domain.
Sanlam General Insurance Nigeria Limited’s Marketing and Corporate Communications Manager, Ajibola Liyide, emphasized the rigorous and comprehensive nature of the CEO Today Africa Awards selection process. A panel of industry experts rigorously evaluates nominees based on various criteria, including leadership prowess, financial performance, innovative strategies, forward-thinking vision, and industry influence.
Liyide explained that winners are selected based on their exceptional achievements and their capacity to inspire and lead their teams to success.
Liyide also highlighted Opadokun’s leadership role in steering Sanlam General Insurance to become the first insurance company in Nigeria to utilize a dynamic USSD Code, dubbed the “Code of Confidence,” which facilitates the resolution of motor insurance claims in under 40 minutes. By dialing *1056# on their phones, customers can efficiently resolve their motor insurance claims within a matter of minutes.
Upon receiving the award, Opadokun expressed deep gratitude and humility, acknowledging the dedication and hard work of the Sanlam General Insurance staff, to whom he dedicated the award.
The award also recognized other notable Nigerian winners, including Oloruntimilehin George, the CEO of First Pension Custodian, and Yusuf Binju, the CEO of BUA Cement.